This November we are happy to host master stained glass artist Joseph Cavalieri. Joseph Cavalieri is an award winning native New York artist and educator. His work can be seen in the permanent collection of the Museum of Arts and Design, the Leslie-Lohman Museum and the Stax Museum. Cavalieri has produced private and public art commissions including a MTA Arts for Transit public art installation at the Philipse Manor Train Station in Westchester, New York.
Cavalieri works in a material with a powerful spiritual history: painted stained glass. Since 1997 Joseph has taught workshops around the world, and has been invited to over twelve artist residencies. In 2015 he was the keynote speaker for the Glass Society of Ireland and NCAD Glass Conference.
Cavalieri’s aim is to merge contemporary imagery with the time-honored processes of painted stained glass. This technique was originally created by Medieval stained glass artists, and uses enamel paints which are made of ground glass, metals and pigment. These paints are applied to the glass surface then kiln fired at a temperature of 1300 degrees fahrenheit (700 degrees celsius). Once cooled the glass is soldered together with lead. Most of Joseph’s work is set into wall hung stainless steel light boxes with internal LED lighting.
His solo exhibition, Off Axis: Portraits in Stained Glass, opens Friday November 11th at Kennedy Galleries in Glass Axis. Cavalieri immortalizes contemporary subjects using one of the oldest glass making techniques. This exhibit showcases his large-scale painted stained glass masterpieces depicting characters and persona ranging from The Simpsons to Jackie O. The opening reception for the exhibition will take place on the 11th from 6-8pm. Cavalieri will be attending the opening and discussing his work. His exhibition will be on display until December 17th and available for viewing during our normal business hours. See more of his work and learn about the artist at http://cavaglass.com
Cavalieri will be teaching a 2-day workshop covering several of his imagery on glass techniques. This class is great for both glass artists and 2D artists alike. The workshop will take place on Saturday the 12th and Sunday the 13th following the opening of his exhibition. To register for the class sign up using the link: https://glassaxis.org/product/joseph-cavalieri-november-12-13-all-levels-glass-painting-for-the-next-century/
Thanks to funding from the Ohio Arts Council, Joseph Cavalieri will be hosting a free lecture and workshop for artists at the Ohio Craft Museum entitled, Marketing for Artists. Space is limited so don’t wait to register. This workshop focuses on organized steps for marketing your art, with the results of getting better exposure, professional contacts and better sales. It starts with tips on how to package the look of your promotional materials, and focuses on solid steps on getting articles published on your work. If you are searching for on-line or printed publications to feature your work, you will benefit from this no stress workshop. SOLD OUT. Register for workshop now as space is limited.
Before pursuing his art and teaching career, Joseph Cavalieri worked as an Art Director at GQ, People and Good Housekeeping magazines. He worked closely with editors and learned what type of articles they chose, and why. Cavalieri now shares information from this past career, as well as insight he has learned running his own studio. He has offered this lecture in the US and internationally for over 4 years. This talk will be beneficial for artist of all kinds, at any point in their career.