Glassblowing Demonstration and Artist Talk with Blown Away Season 2 Contestant Jason McDonald.
Artist Talk 6pm
Glassblowing Demonstration 7pm
Jason McDonald is a glass artist with a particular passion for Venetian furnace techniques. He uses these techniques to speak about barriers BIPOC people face in accessing creative spaces, as well as the wild joy of chasing technical pursuits. He began his glass career at the age of 14 at the hilltop artist program, Tacoma Washington. He is a Windgate Fellowship recipient, was a contestant on ‘Blown Away’ Season 2, and has been awarded residencies at Pittsburgh Glass Center and Pilchuck Glass School. He has taught at Penland School of Craft, Pittsburgh Glass Center, Pilchuck Glass School, Pratt Fine Arts, The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass, Urban Glass, and elsewhere. He received his BFA with honors at California College of Art and was awarded the presidential fellowship at Tyler School of Art and Architecture where he earned his MFA.