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Blown Before Your Eyes: A Virtual Live Glassblowing Experience
May 21, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Blown Before Your Eyes: A Glassblowing Experience
Virtual via Zoom, May 21 @ 7pm – virtual live glassblowing
To Register: rocklandartcenter.org or call 845-358-0877
Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) continues its mission of enrichment
through the arts. Blown Before Your Eyes is virtually LIVE and interactive!
This May you’ll get the rare opportunity to step into the artist space of
glassblower Moshe Bursuker. Get a glimpse of where and how he makes his
art, learn about his inspiration and process, and experience where the
creation happens! This glassblowing experience will be conducted over Zoom.
Visithttp://www.rocklandartcenter.org for details and dates.
Join Moshe Bursuker on Friday, May 21st @ 7:00pm as he opens up his studio for a live
virtual Glassblowing Demonstration-Fundraiser for RoCA.
The Blown Before Your Eyes fundraiser is 3 tiered:
* Tickets: $10 to just watch,
* Tickets: $45 watch and receive a one-of-a-kind leaf ornament
* Tickets: $100 watch and receive a lavender shard blow (6” x 3”). With
this ticket of $100 you will automatically be entered into a lottery
to win a $200 lace cane bowl (9” x 5”)
You will see these pieces being made live during the demonstration in
Bursuker’s glass studio. This is a fundraiser for Rockland Center for the
Arts, your purchases support RoCA’s extensive programs.
Bursuker’s glass pieces are inspired from his love of both photography and
sculpture. He has developed a relationship between two artistic mediums
that conflict in many ways. While glass is three dimensional and formed by
hand with heat, photography is two dimensional, seen by the eye and created
by light. By combining the two art forms he raises questions about form
verses function and art versus craft. The marriage of these two disciplines
creates intriguing pieces that involve a complicated carving method onto
glass, derived from his own digital photography images. He photographs
themes ranging from city architecture to natural landscapes. He uses
elegant traditional blown glass inspired forms and mixes beautiful vibrant
colors that have a magnitude of hues and tones. Nature inspires his art and
lighting. Images are sand carved onto the blown glass, making them
tangible, a vision you can touch. The end result speaks to Bursuker about
life, process, memory, and experience. His work ranges from functional
production, to large blown forms, lighting and wall mounted artworks.
Moshe Bursuker received his BFA degree in sculpture and photography from
the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford. It was there that he
began working with glass. He continued his endeavors in glass attending
UrbanGlass, Pilchuk Glass School and the Studio at the Corning Museum of
Glass, where he worked with world renowned glass artists. His artwork has
been presented at numerous art shows, including the S.O.F.A. Exposition in
Chicago, Baltimore Whole Markets of the American Craft Council, Buyers’
Market of American Craft in Philadelphia, and the Architectural Digest Home
design show among others. Bursuker is a Westchester, NY artist.
Rockland Center for the Arts is the oldest and largest arts organization in
Rockland County, presenting outstanding programming in the arts for over 70
RoCA is located at 27 S Greenbush Rd., West Nyack | rocklandartcenter.org | 845-358-0877
RoCA’s programs are made possible, in part, with funds from the New York
State Council on the Arts, with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and
the New York State Legislature. Funding is also made possible by the County
RoCA gratefully acknowledges support for its programs from The Richard
Pousette-Dart Foundation, M&T Bank, The M&T Charitable Foundation, Orange &
Rockland Utilities, Kantrowitz, Goldhamer & Graifman P.C., the Rea
Charitable Trust, Luxury Kitchen & Bath, Golden Artist Colors, Inc.,
QuietEvents, Rockland County Tourism, the Estate of Joan Konner, Lighting
Services Inc., Sarah and Stephen Thomas, the Mark and Jessie Milano
Foundation, Zaklin Family Charitable Fund, The County of Rockland, The
Family Fjord Foundation, Simona and Jerome Chazen, Art Services Group, RoCA
members, donors and business members.