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Mark Rosenbaum’s Vessels, Objects and Installations in Glass Art Exhibit Set for Montgomery College Gallery

Montgomery College's Center for the Arts is proud to present the artwork of Mark Rosenbaum, Vessels, Objects and Installations in Glass, running March 27-April 17, with an opening reception on Tuesday, March 27, from noon-2 p.m. Mark Rosenbaum will make a special presentation at 1 p.m. for guests attending the opening reception. Kit Wohl will also provide glass work for this show.

Mark Rosenbaum owns Rosetree Glass Studio and Gallery in New Orleans, LA. He is also a co-owner of the Nuance Blown Glass Studio in Louisiana. Rosenbaum is professionally affiliated with the Glass Art Society, American Crafts Council, and Louisiana Craftsmen Guild. He has a variety of collections in the Pilchuck Glass School in Washington, Tyler School of Art in Pennsylvania, and New Orleans Museum of Art. 

Vessels, Objects and Installations in Glass is the latest work provided by the artist. Rosenbaum describes the process of creating magic through hot glass.

"It is this controlled spontaneity that makes glass so magical," he said. "I know that the weight from the additional glass bits on the side of the piece will stretch the form. But by using centrifugal force and holding the piece at the correct angle and speed, I can create a composition with the glass that allows both the glass and artist some influence on the final piece.

"Glassblowing is much akin to a dance," he added. "The artist moves with respect and knowledge of the partner. Each has an important contribution to the final piece, but only one will lead--the artist. The dance, when completed, yields an object that was only conceived in one's imagination or on paper, a tangible work as a result of collaboration between artist and material."

Rosenbaum has partnered with Kit Wohl to provide additional glasswork for the show. Wohl is a versatile designer and artist working in a variety of mediums including sculpture and painting. Wohl's metallica series paintings resonate with texture and depth reflecting the patination and coloration of metals. Her largest installation is a 7,000-pound cast aluminum ceiling sculpture. Design commissions range from architectural projects to functional art and sculpture. Her work is represented in private collections from New Orleans to New York; Australia to Columbia.

The gallery is a teaching gallery at Montgomery College and the presentations and artwork provided are free to our campus and community. Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information regarding the exhibit, contact Amy Cooper at (936) 273-7021.

For more information about Montgomery College, visit montgomery.lonestar.edu, or call (936) 273-7000. Montgomery College is located at 3200 College Park Drive, approximately one-quarter mile west of I-45 between Conroe and The Woodlands.

NHMCCD, among the largest and fastest growing community colleges in Texas, comprise, Cy-Fair College, Kingwood College, Montgomery College, North Harris College, Tomball College, six satellite centers, and The University Center.

Rosenbaum's resume:

Mark Rosenbaum
Rosetree Glass Studio and Gallery
446 Vallette Street, New Orleans, LA 70114
1-888-ROSETREE or info@rosetreeglass.com

Education

  • 1981 - 1983 MFA Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1978 - 1980 BFA (Cum Laude) Tyler School of Art, Temple University,
    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania LI

Work Experience

  • 1993 - present Owner, Rosetree Glass Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1985 - 1993 Co-Owner, Nuance Blown Glass Studio, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • 1984 - 1989 Visual Artist, Chapter One Arts in Education Program, Jefferson
    Parish, Harvey, Louisiana
  • Summers of 1988 - 90 Teaching Assistant, Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington
    Summer of 1987 Coleridge Glass Studio, London, England
  • 1981 - 1984 Adjunct Faculty, Glassblowing Area, Tulane University,
    New Orleans, Louisiana

Professional Affiliations

Glass Art Society, American Crafts Council, Louisiana Craftsmen Guild

GRANTS

  • 1985 - 1986 Recipient of $5,000 Louisiana Division of the Arts Visual Arts
  • Fellowship to establish the first private glassblowing studio in Louisiana

Collections

  • Pilchuck Glass School, Stanwood, Washington
  • Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • New Orleans Museum of Art, New Orleans, Louisiana
  • Numerous Private Collections

Exhibitions

  • Over forty solo and group shows
  • Over thirty invitational and juried exhibitions
  • Over one-hundred and twenty-five juried arts festivals

To find out more about this artist check out http://www.rosetreeglass.com/ or info@rosetreeglass.com.