(Art by Gene Koss)
February 13 – April 2, 2016
View works from professors, graduate students & former students of the glass art program at Tulane which has inspired & shaped the New Orleans glass art movement
Gallery Talk with Gene Koss, Sunday February 28 | 2pm
The St. Tammany Art Association’s February exhibit, Tulane Contemporary Glass, will spotlight the energy and influence behind the Tulane/Newcomb College Glass Art program and it’s director, Gene Koss. View works from professors, graduate students and former students of the glass art program at Tulane which has inspired and shaped the New Orleans glass art movement. The Tulane Contemporary Glass exhibit at STAA will feature Gene Koss, Dan Alley, Christopher Gray, Weston Lambert, Andrew Ledford, Dakota Moe, Devon Murphy, Francine Judd Stock and Lisa Tahir.
After obtaining his MFA from Temple University, Gene Koss came to Tulane with the intention of elevating glass to fine art. At the time, Tulane was one of the first universities in the country to include hot glass into its fine arts curriculum. Since 1976, Gene Koss has headed the glass program at Tulane University. Under his guidance the Pace-Willson Glass studio has shaped the way we view glass in Louisiana. Today, the studio has become a world-class facility with 12,000 square feet of work space and nearly 80 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs.
The exhibit, sponsored by Dependable Glass Works & Champagne Beverages, will be on display February 13 through April 2, 2016 in the Miriam Barranger Gallery of the St. Tammany art Association with an opening reception, sponsored by Isabella’s Pizzeria, held on Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 6:00pm – 9:00pm in coordination with the Second Saturday Art Walk in downtown Covington. On Sunday, February 28 at 2pm, Gene Koss will give a gallery talk on glass, his work and Tulane University’s glass program in New Orleans.
The St. Tammany Art Association is located at 320 N. Columbia Street, Covington, LA 70433. Our gallery hours are Tuesday through Friday, 10am – 4pm and Saturdays, 11am – 4pm. All exhibitions are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.