March 1 (Wednesday) 1:00 am - April 30 (Sunday) 1:00 am
Evansville Museum 411 S.E. Riverside Drive Evansville
For Brook Forrest White, Jr., the art of glass blowing is magical. His discovery of it while a graduate fellow at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky
For Brook Forrest White, Jr., the art of glass blowing is magical. His discovery of it while a graduate fellow at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky captured his imagination. White earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from Centre in government in 1991, but went on to become the school’s first graduate fellow in art. He continued his studies at the Appalachian Center for Crafts in Smithville, Tennessee. In 2009, he studied with the Australian master glass maker Benjamin Edois.
White’s extensive experience with glass blowing includes apprenticeships with artists Curtis Brock, Stephen Rolfe Powell, Lino Tagliapietra and Marvin Liposky. He founded and operated a glass studio from 1995-2002 before becoming the director of the Louisville, Kentucky studio Glassworks. In 2004, White established his own business, Flame Run Hot Glass Studio & Gallery, in Louisville.
A frequent lecturer and exhibitor at national and regional conferences, including the Glass Art Society, SOFA Chicago, the American Craft Council and Kentucky Arts Council, White has been an adjunct instructor at the University of Louisville. He was a recipient of the Al Smith Artists Fellowship Award from the Kentucky Arts Council and has exhibited work at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, the Huntington (West Virginia) Museum of Art, the Asheville (North Carolina) Museum of Art and the Owensboro (Kentucky) Museum of Fine Art. In 1999, White received the Dorothea Schlechte Merit Award in the Evansville Museum’s 36th Mid-States Craft Exhibition.
The artist writes, “My work is about energy and motion. I want to express vitality. The relationship I build between the coloration, patterning and forms offer a glimpse into the soul of my glass. I desire to capture something elusive, but strive to reveal that realm of pure fire and light.” The exhibition continues through April 30.