Thursday, January 17, 2019 - 7:00pm
Join the Elmhurst Artist Guild for a free artist talk by Robert Lee Fritz. Fritz will discuss working with hot glass--using videos and examples of his work. When he moved to the Chicago area in 1974 there were no hot glass studios so he began building his Lombard studio in 1975. His work includes cast, hand-blown, and glass slumping techniques to create crystal sculptures and functional ware on which he often carves silhouettes of cranes, herons, hawks, and other midwestern images. "Each piece that I create is a story that I'm telling: stories of family, stories of relationships, stories of life journeys." Robert was born in Alton IL and studied glass at ISU where he received his BS in Art Ed and at NIU where he received his M.A. and M.F.A. He has created artwork for numerous corporate clients including the San Diego Symphony, the ELCA, The Joint Commission, the Federal Reserve Bank, Genworth Financial, and PanAmerican Seed Company. He teaches hot glass workshops out of his home studio. His work can be seen at freeblownglass.com
Please enter through museum's Education Center doors located off the parking lot.