Artist Norwood Viviano stands in his studio working on a 3D work of art made out of a wax mold which depicts the city of Grand Rapids with lots of intricate detail 

SOLD OUT: Coffee and a Tour with Artist Norwood Viviano and Curator Ron Platt

February 7, 2020, 10:00 AM-11:30 AM

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Join us for coffee, conversation, and a guided tour of A New State of Matter: Contemporary Glass with featured artist Norwood Viviano and Curator Ron Platt. This exhibition features work by 19 contemporary artists who are using glass in innovative ways while presenting its metaphorical possibilities. Explore the wide array of processes features in this exhibition including blowing, kiln-forming, casting, and flame-working.

The exhibition includes work by Grand Rapids artist Norwood Viviano. Viviano fuses fine arts practice with data and research findings in geography, economics, and the social sciences to create environments in which sensuous beauty and topical information coalesce. Viviano has said that, “The fragility of glass serves as a metaphor for balance between time, efficiency, and the inability of manufacturing to change and meet future needs.

This event will begin in the reflecting pool hallway with coffee and mingling with fellow art lovers. The tour will promptly begin at 11 am.

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