WHEATONARTS PRESENTS EMANATION 2014-2016
MILLVILLE, NJ – “Emanation” is the title of an ambitious new project at WheatonArts that forwards a strategic goal to enhance programs and exhibits through a deepened level of collaboration and interactivity with artists.
This project includes three major program components: artist residencies during which invited artists will create new work using glass; an eight-month exhibition of the work created during the residencies; and education and interpretation geared to public audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
Emanation’s participating artists are Mark Dion, Paula Hayes, Carolyn Healy and John Phillips, Donald Lipski, Virgil Marti, Michael Oatman, Judy Pfaff, Jocelyne Prince, Rob Wynne, and Mark Zirpel, (Artist bios and images are available at wheatonarts.org and glassweekend.com.)
The Museum of American Glass will present their final work in the exhibition, “Emanation:
Art + Process,” opening May 1, 2015. Family-oriented art programs that emphasize creativity and experimentation with various materials, including glass, are planned. The exhibition continues through January 4, 2016.
“Emanation: Art + Process” will be a highlight of GlassWeekend ’15 on June 12, 13 and 14, an existing biennial event which attracts glass artists, curators, galleries and collectors from around the U.S. Guest demonstrating artists to be featured at GlassWeekend include Amber Cowan and Luke Jerram. They will join many of the exhibiting artists, special guest gaffers, and a select group of former Fellows of WheatonArts’ Creative Glass Center of America program, for a special two-day studio event, “The Glass Yard: Object/not,” on June 13 and 14. The event will be organized by artist and WheatonArts Glass Studio Creative Director, Hank Murta Adams. Other GlassWeekend activities include gallery exhibitions, lectures, hands-on glassmaking, and museum tours.
For more information about the Emanation project, “Emanation: Art + Process”, and/or GlassWeekend ’15 can be found at Wheatonarts.org and glassweekend.com, or call 856-825-6800 or
WheatonArts is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., April through December. Closed Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day. Admission: Adults $10.00, $9.00 Senior Adults and $7.00 Students. Children five and under are free. Free to shop and stroll except during outdoor special events. A special fee of $6.00 for admission to the GlassWeekend Gallery Exhibition will also apply on June 13 and June 14, 2015. Proceeds will support the Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship Program at WheatonArts.
WheatonArts strives to make exhibits, events and programs accessible to all visitors. Provide two
weeks notice for additional needs. Patrons with hearing and speech disabilities may contact WheatonArts through the New Jersey Relay Service (TRS) 800-852-7899 or by dialing 711.
Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department
of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, New Jersey Cultural Trust and the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation. WheatonArts receives general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Division of Cultural Affairs in the New Jersey Department of State. Additional funding provided through a grant from the
New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.
With a history spanning four decades, WheatonArts has earned regional, national and international recognition for its unique collections and programs. The Museum of American Glass, accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, houses one of the most comprehensive collections of American glass
in the country…from the first glass bottles made in America to celebrated works by Dale Chihuly and other contemporary artists who work in glass. Visitors experience the art of glassmaking, ceramics and flameworking in the Artists Studios. From April through December the Museum of American Glass
and The Gallery of Fine Craft present special exhibitions. WheatonArts also offers traditional and
multi-cultural programs, classes, workshops, performances and weekend festivals. The award-winning
Museum Stores offer traditional and contemporary art and craft in all mediums.