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May 13, 2022
7 - 9 PM

Our May meeting will be held via Zoom.

The Chapter’s May meeting is scheduled for Friday evening, May 13th from 7 to 9 PM via Zoom. We're very fortunate to welcome Beth Hylen,  recently retired from an over 40-year career as a reference and education librarian at the Rakow Research Library at The Corning Museum of Glass as our presenter. She will bring her wealth of knowledge to our Chapter to present “A History of Flameworking” in what promises to be a very informative evening!

In addition to being past president of The Art Libraries Society of Western New York, Beth has lectured for The Glass Art Society, Art Libraries Society of North America, Carder Steuben Club, International Society of Glass Bead Makers, International Flameworking Conference, and The Corning Museum of Glass. She also serves on the Glass Art Society History Advisory Committee and the ISGB Studio Safety Project. She is the author of numerous publications on the history of glass, flameworking and beadmaking.

Beth is also an accomplished glass and mixed media artist and has participated in numerous gallery shows throughout the US including one and two person shows. Her wearable art is featured in several publications including Women Working in Glass, 500 Glass Objects, A Celebration of Functional and Sculptural Glass, 500 Necklaces, New Glass Review, PMC Annual 2 and 3, Flow Magazine, Laura Donefer’s Glass Fashion Extravaganza and The Joy of Coldworking. She has participated in several invitational benefit auctions including the James Renwick Alliance, The National Liberty Museum, and The Smithsonian American Art Museum. She is a two-time award winner of The New York Foundation for the Arts SOS grants and has participated in their MARK program.

Beth teaches at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, and 171 Cedar Arts Center in Corning, NY and had been a teaching assistant at The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass, Urban Glass, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Penland School of Craft and Pilchuck Glass School.

The meeting is free for all current paid members who will receive a Zoom link.  

The meeting is open to all others who want to attend for our usual $8.00 guest fee, which is applicable toward a yearly membership within 30 days of the meeting.  Guests can pay using the Buy Now button below and a link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you.

Guests can pay using the Buy Now button below and a link to the Zoom meeting will be emailed to you.