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Studio glass artist will give 2006 Hazlegrove lecture

Reddy Kilowatt, right, a glass sculpture by Richard Marquis, combines classical and contemporary glass techniques then adds a good dose of whimsy.
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Reddy Kilowatt, right, a glass sculpture by Richard Marquis, combines classical and contemporary glass techniques then adds a good dose of whimsy.
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Photo / Richard Marquis

Richard Marquis, one of the pioneers of the American studio glass movement, will present the Ninth Annual Page Hazlegrove Lecture on Glass Art on Tuesday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. in Wong Auditorium.

Marquis, from Whidbey Island, Wash., was one of the first American artists to work in the fabled Venini studio in Venice, Italy, where he traveled after receiving a Fulbright-Hayes Fellowship. He has shared this knowledge and expertise throughout the United States, Europe, Japan, Australia and New Zealand, expanding technical vocabularies, combining Venetian techniques with new and experimental approaches, and redefining glass as an artistic medium.

For more information, call x3-5309 or visit web.mit.edu/glasslab.

A version of this article appeared in MIT Tech Talk on October 4, 2006 (download PDF).

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