Our third 2013 Fireside Lounge "Curation" will feature fiery stage performances, a new display of gorgeous glass work, and an exciting artist panel discussion of how art is exhibited. We will examine the function of public spaces, galleries, and museums, how art influences each of these spaces, and how these spaces influence art. Our panel will discuss questions like: What is the value of museum collections to artists? What is their responsibility to artists and the community?
Daniel Stauber's curated presentation of "Transparency" will include an exhibit of new, beautiful pieces from Crucible faculty & artists who teach and work in our glass fusing & slumping, glass flameworking, glass blowing, glass casting, glass coldworking, enameling, and neon & light departments.
Executive Director Steven Young will moderate the panel discussion. Cirquedelic and Rockabelly will perform fiery tricks and dances on our main event stage. Beer from Stone Brewing Co. and wine from Breggo Cellars will be offered as well as dinner and treats from Oakland LOAKal food cart Ippo Ramen.