Art Watch

by Brittany Harris on April 23, 2011 at 11:34 am

Saturday was the first of four ART WATCH events being held at the Zanesville Museum of Art.

Dawson Kellogg, Associate Professor at College of Art and Design in Columbus brought along two of his students to demonstrate the art of glass blowing. Kellog said it takes years to refine your skills.

"In the beginning, the first three months of it you’re trying to make a cup about this big that doesn’t lean and isn’t like a door stop, and three years later you’re making them paper thin, six minutes really fast and that kind of competitiveness with the material and yourself is what keeps people I’m going to say literally addicted to it," he said.

Kellogg said he’s fortunate to run his very own program at one of the best art schools in the country and to teach what he loves. He said glass blowing a very unique art form.

"The objects they make they may be very simple and mundane to really extreme objects, scale gets to be an issue, color is amazing in glass, you can get colors in glass that you can’t get in other materials, you can have it be a very personal expression," he said.

The PNC Arts Alive Grant helped make this event free to the public. On Sunday, WHIZ will highlight Artist Hannah Rosner who designs glass torch work.