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Glass Conversation: Mel Douglas and Nancy Callan
Thursday, March 14, 2019, 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM EDT

Glass in Conversation: Mel Douglas and Nancy Callan

March 14 | 6:30pm
American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
4400, Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20016

The Renwick Alliance is delighted to present a lecture by glass artists Mel Douglas (Australia) and Nancy Callan (U.S.) at 6:30 p.m. on March 14 at the American University Museum at the Katzen Center.  The two artists are coming to Washington directly from a stint as visiting artists at the Chrysler Museum of Art’s studio in Norfolk, VA and will be talking about their work and their recent collaboration.

Mel Douglas

Douglas has worked as an independent studio artist since graduating from the Canberra School of Art, Australian National University in 2000. Since 2008 she has been a sessional lecturer and is currently a PhD Candidate in the Glass Workshop at the ANU. Both public institutions and private collections around the world, including the Ebeltoft Museum of Glass, Denmark, National Gallery of Australia, Australia and the Corning Museum of Glass, New York, have collected Douglas’s work. She has received several major awards including the Ranamok Glass Prize in 2002, the International Young Glass Award in 2007 from Ebeltolft and the Tom Malone Prize 2014. 

Artist's Statement

Line has always been an integral element in my work, as well as a fundamental constitute of the drawing vernacular. Objects and drawings are often thought of as two separate entities. My work explores and interweaves the creative possibilities of this liminal space, where the form is not just a substrate for drawing; but a three-dimensional drawing itself.