Public Program & Children's Workshop Ithaca, N.Y. - Ithaca art glass designer, craftsman, educator, and marketer Tony Serviente is represented with two stained glass windows in the ongoing Artistry and Piety glass exhibition at The History Center in Tompkins County. He will also lead two programs Friday, December 6th and Saturday, December 7th. His December 6th presentation on "Stained Glass: A Practitioner's Perspective," begins at 6 p.m. at The History Center. Serviente will share experience and knowledge gained from 30 years of creating art glass. Included will be a brief history, the process of stained glass creation from commission to installation, an assessment of the state of art glass in the 21st century, and what the future may hold. The next day, a Saturday hands-on program for families will take place at Serviente's Ithaca Glass Studio, 201 E. Tompkins Street, from 3 to 5 p.m. Children and parents will create one glass object using a kiln-formed process. The objects will be fired afterwards and can be picked up at The History Center on Saturday, December 21 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Cost, including all supplies, is $40 and the class is limited to 10 children aged 10 years or more and 10 parents. To register, please contact Carole West at (607) 273-8284 x3 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Examples of Serviente's personal work can be seen in two windows that are part of The History Center exhibit that runs through January 25th. His "Miranda's Saturdays" is a colorful window featuring a fascinating abstract design. It measures three feet high and two feet wide. "Late October" presents a landscape with an etched tree silhouette created with modern camera and computer technology and age-old enamel painting artistry. This round window is two feet in diameter. The History Center's Artistry and Piety exhibition also concentrates on photographic reproductions of regional Louis Comfort Tiffany and John La Farge art nouveau stained glass windows and Ithaca's glass factories of the late 19th and early 20th century. Serviente's contemporary art glass and programs provide proof that art and glass will continue to challenge artists and amaze viewers for the foreseeable future. Friday, December 6th, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., The History Center in Tompkins County Saturday, December 7th, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Serviente Glass Studios 201 E. Tompkins St., Ithaca ### Photo: "Miranda's Saturday," a contemporary stained glass window by Tony Serviente, is on display as part of the Artistry and Piety exhibition at The History Center in Tompkins County through January 25th, 2014.
Glass Artistry with Tony Serviente
Dec 03, 2013 by I Love New York Staff