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AMES – Cowan has developed a unique artistic process based on the use of recycled, upcycled and second life American pressed glass to create intricate glass sculptures.
On January 19, the Mythical Bounty: Glass Sculptures by Amber Cowan exhibition will open at the Brunnier Art Museum, second floor of the Scheman Building, 1805 Center Drive, Ames. That evening, Cowan will give a talk on his methods of torchwork, hot sculpting and glassblowing at 5:30 p.m. after the opening reception, which includes light refreshments from 4 p.m. The reception and the conference are free and open to the public. Free parking is available on the grounds north of the Scheman building.
University Museums are thrilled to have the opportunity to welcome glass artist Amber Cowan on January 19, while celebrating her remarkable new commission created for the Permanent Glass Collection which began with donations from Ann and Henry Brunnier and continues to grow through the Iowa Questers, “said Adrienne Gennett, curator of the Brunnier Art Museum.” Cowan is a significant and unique contemporary glass artist who has developed an artistic process that honors an important era in American glass, which she preserves and recycles to create fantastic and whimsical worlds within her beautiful sculptures. ”
Admission to the Brunnier Art Museum and all academic museums at Iowa State University is free and open to the public. There is a suggested donation of $ 8. From January 19, the Brunnier Art Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday to Friday and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. The museum is closed to the public on Mondays and Tuesdays, but tours of the ISU program can be scheduled on these days with two weeks notice. All university museums are closed for university vacations.