Jeff Zimmerman and James Mongrain: Guest Artist Demonstration

April 6 – 7, 2019
Amphitheater Hot Shop

See guest artists Jeff Zimmerman and James Mongrain during live, narrated demonstrations in the Amphitheater Hot Shop April 6 and 7 from 10 am to 4 pm. Watch as Zimmerman and Mongrain work together to combine modernist sculptural forms with Venetian cane techniques. The final works will be illuminated sculptures that will be shown at Art Basel in Miami in summer 2019.

Zimmerman’s work exploits the pushing, pulling, dripping, and spinning actions the glass goes through as it takes shape, resulting in work that echoes nature. Mongrain, an Artist-in-Residence at The Studio in 2016, makes work that showcases the Venetian style of glassmaking, particularly goblets. The two have wanted to collaborate for a long time and will use this opportunity to pay tribute to their teachers in the Venetian tradition as well as the modernist abstraction that they create.

Please note that the artists will take lunch breaks each day, so times may vary.