TACOMA — Artist Dan Dailey, who works primarily in his Kensington, New Hampshire studio, will be Museum of Glass’ Visiting Artist from Wednesday, December 4 through Sunday, December 8. Dailey’s residency is sponsored by Karen and Marc Jaffe through the Fuel Their Fire program, and will conclude with a lecture in the Hot Shop on Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 pm. The lecture will also be streamed live on the Museum’s website.
“Fuel Their Fire offers a wonderful opportunity for members of the public to support artists, such as world renowned Dan Dailey,” notes Susan Warner, executive director of Museum of Glass. “Dailey has received numerous awards for his work, including the Masters of the Medium Award by the James Renwick Alliance, which recognizes artists who have contributed to and influenced their field. His style is very unique, so we are thrilled to have him complete his residency in the Museum’s Hot Shop.”
Dailey has taught at numerous art institutions, including Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Pilchuck Glass School and Haystack Mountain School of Crafts and has delivered lectures around the world. During his teaching fellowship at RISD, he became Dale Chihuly’s first graduate assistant, helping him build the school’s glass studio. He is currently Professor Emeritus at the Massachusetts College of Art.
Dailey worked at the Venini Glass Factory on the island of Murano, Italy as an artist in residence under a Fulbright Fellowship in 1972 and collaborated with Italian glass maestro Lino Tagliapietra in the 1980s, which resulted in blown glass vessels that are still sought after by contemporary glass collectors.
Dailey’s work is represented in more than 50 museums and public collections worldwide.
Museum of Glass is sponsored in part by Alaska Airlines, Forest Foundation, The Ben B. Cheney Foundation, City of Tacoma Arts Commission, ArtsFund, The Dimmer Family Foundation, and The Greater Tacoma Community Foundation.
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