Wheaton Conversations

Wheaton Conversations: 6 p.m. on Select Thursdays. Banner with two images: A photo of Pretium Certum Constitutum by Alexander Rosenberg, depicting a taxidermized magpie and a signed paper contract under glass domes on either side of a boiling flask (left). Second image shows four sculptures of figures in colorful red, blue, and yellow outfits, by artist Vanessa German.

Engage with our virtual series highlighting select & diverse artists
with ties to WheatonArts!

Join us as we converse with inspirational artists discussing their art and creative process while providing an engaging platform for audience interaction. This series takes place on select Thursday nights at 6 p.m. EST. See the upcoming schedule below and click on the artist names to learn more and register for each program. Video recordings are posted later for each session on our YouTube channel and within the pages below. Special thank you to PNC Arts Alive and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass for sponsoring this virtual programming! 

January 13, 2022
Kait Rhoads & Jen Elek

January 27, 2022
Dan Dailey & Richard Royal

Details & registration links coming soon! 

Colored glass circles with white portrait etchings of various peoples.
A detail of glass artwork by Charlotte Porter.

Watch recordings of past Wheaton Conversations: 

Allan Wexler & Virgil Marti
Listen as these installation artists discuss their experiences exploring the use of glass to express their ideas, how their creative approaches sit at the perceived boundaries of multiple disciplines, and more. 

Anjali Srinivasan & Alexander Rosenberg
A lively conversation over recent projects shaped by environmental concerns, the scarcity of materials & sustainability, their share innovations around teaching glass during a global pandemic, and interests in glass-like materials and processes.

Beth Lipman & Erica Rosenfeld
Relive this candid discussion as these artists pose questions to each other about their respective creative practices and how they’ve been impacted by the pandemic, social justice, & other current events.

Bolivian Ritual & Dance
Uncover the unique stories behind Bolivian rituals & dances in the context of Bolivian & Andean traditional cultures with artists Julia Garcia & Maria Mayda.

Colorful Sawdust Carpets – A Guatemalan Tradition
Discover the creative process & history behind traditional sawdust art with Maya artist Ubaldo Sanchez & researcher Yolanda Alcorta.

Charlotte Potter & Kim Harty
A discussion on how as creative minds, we are responsible for pivoting to best support the glass community and its next generation of makers who are learning through virtual interfaces for tacit knowledge. 

David King & David Schnuckel
David & David both make artworks that extend from a rigorous approach to object making; the results are often impractical and unexpected. During their conversation, they make an effort to uncover why.

De La Torre Brothers
Living & working on both sides of the US/Mexico border, these inspirational brothers, Einar & Jamex, discuss their complex & humorous creations.

Judith Schaechter & Jeff Zimmer
Jeff & Judith have been friends for almost 20 years. They will discuss common themes in their work, their process, and how they see themselves as artists through social issues, identity, inspiration, & darkness.

Losang Samten
A unique presentation & discussion focusing on the “Wheel of Life” sand mandala with our favorite Tibetan master artist!

Music of Argentina ~ Traditional & Contemporary Perspectives
Highlighting international musician & composer Carlos Pavan, explore a new approach to classical guitar during this narrated performance & talk.

Music & Rhythms of Venezuela
Witness the extraordinary beauty & diversity of traditional Venezuelan music – as highlighted by researcher Michael Esposito and accomplished musician Eduardo Betancourt.

Norwood Viviano & Dr. Jennifer Kitson
Generating new understandings of place through research & creative response, they discuss their experience working with Rowan University students and WheatonArts to explore the South Jersey glass arts & heritage landscape from a cross-disciplinary lens.

Paul Stankard & Shane Fero
A lively journey through the European origins of the art of flameworking and contemporary flamework, the innovation of technologies & techniques, their use of narrative, & the art form’s future. 

Social Change & Artistic Process
Discover how artist Paula Meninato depicts the human toll behind the criminalization of Latin Americans through the optical qualities of paint on glass.

Therman Statom
Meet this incredible sculptor, glass artist, & painter – a pioneer of the contemporary glass movement for his life-size glass ladders, chairs, tables, constructed box-like paintings, & small-scale houses.

Tyrese “Bright Flower” Gould Jacinto
A member of the Nanticoke Lenni-Lenape Indian Tribe, Tyrese is a talented artist engaged in a variety of traditional Lenape arts – beadwork, basket weaving, wampum belts, shell work, leatherwork, pine needle, & gourd arts.

vanessa german & Rose B. Simpson
Watch & listen as these transformative artists share what is important to them through the imagery of spaces & objects, discuss chosen images, & engage with audience responses.

Voices in Studio Glass – the Paul Hollister Archives
Rethinking & reinterpreting the history of postwar American studio glass—built upon critic & historian Paul Hollister’s work. A discussion with Bard Graduate Center professionals Barb Elam & Catherine Whalen.

Weaving Life – Maya Fiber Arts
Explore the amazing story of the Maya textile arts as they are studied and presented by the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Clothing in Guatemala and the U.S.-based Friends of the Ixchel Museum (FOIM).

Wendel White & Glynnis Reed
Get drawn into these two artists’ creative processes, African American art & photography traditions, & their approaches to interweaving identity with nature & place.

This virtual series is brought to you free of charge. WheatonArts is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity. Please help us in continuing to provide low cost, quality programming for our full community by making a donation today. Thank you for your support! 

Artist Losang Samten creates a sand mandala as four visitors observe.

Thank you to our sponsors, PNC Arts Alive! and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.

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