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The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) will present the event with glass artist Robert DuGrenier on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live. Register at brattleboromuseum.org.

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BRATTLEBORO — A local glass artist will provide a free online tour of studio and a glass blowing demonstration.

The Brattleboro Museum & Art Center (BMAC) will present the event with glass artist Robert DuGrenier on Thursday, Feb. 10, at 7 p.m. via Zoom and Facebook Live. Register at brattleboromuseum.org.

This event is presented in connection with the exhibit “Vermont Glass Guild: Inspired by the Past,” on view at the museum through March 5. The exhibit features work by DuGrenier and 12 other glass artists, each of whom selected an item from the museum's Study Collection of Ancient Objects to inform and inspire their work.

“Working with the Study Collection was the first time I was ever able to handle antiquities that were more than 500 years old,” DuGrenier said. “It was incredibly exciting to get the sense of soul that was created by artisans thousands of years ago using materials that can endure over time.”

DuGrenier is a well-known sculptor working primarily in glass, metal and marble. Much of his work is informed by nature and its effects over time on a variety of elements. DuGrenier’s glass design studio was founded in 1980, and he has worked in collaboration with architects and designers to create custom glass sculptural installations and chandeliers for hotels, stores, museums, and private residences around the world.

Founded in 1972, the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center presents rotating exhibits of contemporary art, complemented by lectures, artist talks, film screenings, and other public programs. The museum is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is on a “pay-as-you-wish” basis. The museum, in historic Union Station in downtown Brattleboro at the intersection of Main Street and routes 119 and 142, is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 802-257-0124 or visit brattleboromuseum.org.


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