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Studio Faculty Presentations: Ed Branson, Joseph Cavalieri, William Gudenrath, Silvia Levenson, & David Willis (Cancelled)

The Studio
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June 9, 2020 7:30pm to 9:00pm
Nanny by Joseph Cavalieri

This event has been cancelled. For more information, visit our COVID-19 Health and Safety Updates page. 

Attend free, informal lectures by Studio faculty, some of the best-known glassmakers in the world. Hear instructors speak about their work in unstructured and highly-informative sessions in The Studio Lecture Room on Tuesday nights throughout the class sessions.

This week features Ed Branson, Joseph Cavalieri, William Gudenrath, Silvia Levenson, and David Willis in the Studio Faculty Presentations series.

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Ed Branson (Photo by J. Burke)

Ed Branson

Ed Branson has been creating colorful, organic pieces and running his successful hot glass studio business since 1985. Participating in many exhibitions and receiving several national awards over the years, Branson’s recognizable work features bold colors, graceful curves, and references to nature.

Joseph Cavalieri

Joseph Cavalieri

Joseph Cavalieri is an award-winning native New York artist and educator. His work can be seen in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Leslie-Lohman Museum, the Italian American Museum, and the Stax Museum. He has exhibited in the US and Europe, most recently a solo show at the Ivy Brown Gallery in Chelsea, New York.

William Gudenrath

William Gudenrath

William Gudenrath is a glassblower, scholar, author, lecturer, and teacher. He is recognized internationally as one of the foremost authorities on glassmaking techniques of the ancient world through the 18th century. He has spent many decades studying specific works in glass in an attempt to determine how they were made.

Silvia Levenson

Silvia Levenson

Silvia Levenson believes her work is an expression of her soul. She uses glass not for its natural beauty, but for its potential as a narrative medium. Born in Argentina, Levenson has been living in Italy since 1981.

David Willis

David Willis

David Willis began flameworking in 1994, after receiving a bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Berkeley in Social Science, with a minor in Conservation and Resources Studies. Drawing from an intense interest in the natural world, Willis’ work addresses the relationships between people and nature, on an individual, personal, and societal level.