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Connect with Therman Statom

past event

December 1, 2023

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm


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Artist Talk

Join us for a truly exceptional evening as we host an Artist Talk with Therman Statom, a renowned figure in the contemporary glass movement. Having spent decades pushing the boundaries of glass art, Therman has earned a reputation as a pioneer in his field. As a current board member of KANEKO, he is deeply involved in the arts community and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the table. This is a rare opportunity to gain insight into the creative process and inspirations of a true master of his craft. Don’t miss out on this unforgettable event!

“I feel that art is a tool for empowerment and education. It’s also a viable tool to investigate positive change and engage a culture through the use of exploration.” – Therman Statom

About Therman Statom

Therman Statom – sculptor, glass artist, and painter – is most notably known as a pioneer of the contemporary glass movement for his life-size glass ladders, chairs, tables, constructed box-like paintings, and small scale houses; all created through the technique of gluing glass plates together. Sandblasted surfaces become a canvas for spontaneous vibrant colors and line work, which take nuances from Abstract Expressionism and concepts of Minimalism, while simultaneously incorporating a twist by using blown-glass elements and found objects. 

Born in Winter Haven, Florida in 1953, Statom spent his adolescence growing up in Washington, D.C. His interest in the arts grew from a fondness of painting and he began to investigate ceramics at RISD. However, after an experimental glass blowing session with Dale Chihuly, he was soon hooked on the spontaneity of glass blowing and its limitless possibilities. Statom went on to pursue studies at Pilchuck Glass School during its inaugural year, completing a BFA in 1974 from RISD, and later studied at the Pratt Institute of Art & Design.

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