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In recent years the Canadian contemporary glass movement has suffered deep losses with the passing of distinct and pivotal members of our community.

Many were front and center during the formative period of our history while others were active on a more remote basis and are therefore somewhat obscure to their present day fellows.
 
How best to describe them or ourselves? Artist, craftsperson, designer, educator, curator, dreamers or gambler? Hot, cold or stained? Driven,
passionate and obsessed alchemists, or inventors and friends? They operated
both as individuals and under the mandated umbrellas of organizations and
institutions.

They were our colleagues. Without them many of us may not have been here today as participants and or observers in and out of our wonderful activity. Variously they taught or advised us, formed liaisons with organizations, governments or patrons and through different levels and methods of collective action, created a legacy that we continue within today. As  creators, they, by intention or otherwise, influenced, designed and formed not only objects but also a community. Their surviving impression is in this room.

An exhibition such as this acts as a necessary celebration of the legacy. Also hopefully, an instigation by exhibition. This exhibition is dedicated to the memory and place of honor these individuals –our colleagues, formed and hold in our collective history.
 
As ye sow, so shall ye reap. - Alfred Engerer  
CLAUDE BETTINGER 1942 – 1998

JEFF GOODMAN 1961 – 2012

NADA HEALEY 1947 – 1991

MEGAN KENNY 1972 – 2007

GUNDAR ROBEZ 1953 – 2005

STEPHEN TAYLOR

LISA WUOHELA 1951 - 2012

DANIEL  CRICHTON 1946 – 2002

KEVIN GRAY 1959 – 2012

FRANCOIS HOUDE 1950 – 1993
TONY LEE 1955 – 2008

JOHN SAWYER 1955 – 2012

GERALD TOOKE  2011

SHIRLEY ELFORD 1943 – 2011

CLARK GUETTEL 1949 – 2011
  
ALEXANDER KAPRAN 2008

JEFF POTTER 1947 – 2012

REJINE  STOWE 1994

GORDON WRIGHT

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    Glass Art Association
    of Canada

    The Last Glass Show
    a curated membership exhibition
    Nov 15 - Dec 28, 2012
    Opening Reception:
    November 15
    6 - 9pm

    LA DERNIÈRE EXPOSITION DE VERRE
    Une exposition avec jury d’œuvres des members
    15 novembre au 28 décembre 2012
    Vernissage :
    Jeudi, le 15 novembre
     18 - 21 h


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