Glass Art Exhibit at glasstec 2006

At glasstec 2006, 19th International Trade Fair for Machinery, Equipment, Applications and Products, more than 60 international artists will present their works of art and glass objects. The spectrum of art displayed will range from glass containers and sculptures to painted glass. This glass art will be on exhibit in Halls 9 and 10 at the Düsseldorf fairgrounds from October 24 - 28, 2006.

Two art galleries will present interesting objects at glasstec. Mariska Dirkx, a gallery from the Netherlands, will show glass art objects by European artists with the headline "Crossing Borders" exemplifying technologies both old and new to the glass industry (Hall 9). This art collection consists of contemporary works by artists from the Czech Republic, France, Austria, Germany, Belgium and the Netherlands. The collection can also be of interest for companies compiling their own glass art collection. The 37 artists include Patula Berm, Thierry Boissel, Jan Doms, Hanneke Fokkelman, Marta Gibiete, Jens Gussek and Sjer Jacobs.

"Glaskunstgalerie Welti" offers young Czech glass artists a platform in the Düsseldorf harbor area and displays selected works of Bohemian glass art at glasstec (Hall 10). Gallery owner Daniela Welti places great emphasis on high-quality glass design and utility glass with works by Prof. Borek Sipek and the AJETO glassworks are the focus of the exhibits.

Internationally renowned artist Antonio Máro repeatedly re-interprets glass and will show his "chromatic glass objects" at glasstec (Hall 9). Born in Peru in 1928, the artist has been living in Europe (Germany and Belgium) since 1950. Antonio Máro had numerous international solo exhibitions in museums and cultural institutes in New York, Vienna, Madrid, Bangkok and Beijing.

The Glass Artists' Association of North Rhine-Westphalia will present current glass art works by 23 artists and members of its association at glasstec 2006 (Hall 10). The spectrum includes glass containers, glass paintings and sculptures as well as well as wall and space-related works created by using a wide variety of techniques and material combinations. All objects are for sale. Visitors can also custom order art work. Established in 1998, the "Glass Artists' Association" is a forum for glass artists and anyone with an interest in glass art. Twenty three artists, as well as numerous mentors, friends and sponsors, have now joined the association. The artists have international careers but live and work in North Rhine-Westphalia. The 23 artists include Michael Behrens, Brigitte Böckmann-Jennen, Reiner Eul, Klaus U. Hilsbecher, Carmelo López and Gert Paulußen.

SiebenListGlas, the producer and distributor of gas-fired and electrical fusing furnaces, aims to "stimulate the artistic nerve" of visitors to glasstec 2006 (Hall 9). With the help of MalGlas - an easy-to-use glass-finishing technology developed by SiebenListGlas - visitors will be able to paint glass objects by themselves. A caricaturist also paints portraits on glass. The works are then fired and can be picked up about 2 hours later for a donation of Euro 10 to the "Childrens' Protection Agency." At glasstec, SiebenListGlas will also introduce the versatile possibilities of float glass. On sale will be gas-fired and electrical fusing furnaces, the "MalGlas" technology as well as all accessories required for fitting a mobile glass-fusing workshop.

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