Glass smoking pipes —known as “functional glass” — occupy a marginal space in the art world due to their association with illicit activities. As a result, functional glass artists are rarely recognized for the creative problem-solving, innovation, and experimentation they invest in their art. This exhibit pushes the limits of artistic respectability by showcasing their work and embracing the challenges pipe makers face in their efforts to be accepted within the art world. During regular Museum hours, this exhibit is included with your admission.
Please enjoy these photos from our Opening Event.
Photos provided by Nick Cosentino
You might also enjoy watching the very interesting panel discussion.
The panelists included: Nick Vadala of Philly.com • Jeremy Grant Levine, Pipe artist • Slinger, Pipe artist • Chris Baltz, Photographer, collector • Terasina Bonanini, Gallery Director, Ruckus Gallery • David King, Glass Artist and Teacher • Wayne McDermott, Glass pipe maker, Rockstar Glass
This exhibition is now in its last week. We are extending our hours on Friday, May 5, from 5-8pm — with free admission to this gallery!
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