Date(s) - 06/24/2023 - 10/09/2023
Brattleboro Museum & Art Center
Surely you’ve heard the term “froggy,” but have you heard of “Oggy”? Can you imagine a creature named “Squish” or “Snuggs”? How about a glue creature, a henna, or an “I AM THE EGGMAN?”
These wonderful, whimsical creatures—and more—take center stage in the 2023 edition of GLASSTASTIC, a popular biennial exhibition at Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) that features collaborations between K–6 students and professional glass artists. Now through October 9, a total of 11 magnificent glass sculptures are on display alongside the imaginative drawings and descriptions that inspired them. This year, the glass creatures live in an immersive habitat designed by local artist Cynthia Parker-Houghton. The resulting exhibition reflects and celebrates the creativity of the children and the ingenuity of the artists who faithfully rendered each creature’s features in glass.
At the close of the exhibit, students will be able to take home their drawings and the glass sculptures they inspired.
Founded in 1972, Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents rotating exhibits of contemporary art, complemented by lectures, artist talks, film screenings, and other public programs. BMAC is open Wednesday–Sunday, 10–4. Admission is free. Located in historic Union Station in downtown Brattleboro, at the intersection of Main Street and Routes 119 and 142, the museum is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit brattleboromuseum.org.