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Event: Tate Newfield - Glass Visiting Artist Talk & Demo (19EV2-8)

Worcester Center for Crafts
Glass Visiting Artist Series at New Street Glass Studio

February 8, 2019

Free & Open to the Public
Featuring a public glass slide talk and demo with visiting artist, Tate Newfield.

Artist Statement

My work is about visual rhetorical clarity. I create abstract representations of the invisible forces that surround us with intentional lucidity and coherence. I use blown glass's inherent strength to assemble hollow 3D models which I then paint using repetitive mark-making. The beauty and simplicity of these marks and undulations suggest to the viewer that these forces might actually exist. With rhetorical clarity tied to the power of the visual, I am learning to pave clear paths of understanding.

Artist Bio

Tate Newfield began blowing glass in his senior year of high school at Punahou Academy in Hawaii. He recently graduated from the Glass Program within the School of American Crafts at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Tate has worked for numerous glass makers in New York City, Seattle, and Hawaii.

During 2017, he traveled to China where he was a visiting student at The China Central Academy of Fine Art in Beijing, as well as a teacher’s assistant at China Academy of Art in Hangzhou and a visiting demonstrator at the Shanghai Museum of Glass. Tate has interned at Michiko Sakano Studios and been of frequent assistance to the Punahou Glass Shop. He recently finished a project at Aichi University in Nagoya, Japan teaching and working with local glass students. He continues to manipulate glass as a sculptural skin/canvas and explore perspicuous rhetoric.

This program is supported in part by a grant from the Worcester Arts Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency.

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