This week, international glass artist, Rita Neumann, has been conducting a 4 day workshop at the Marcela Rosemberg Glass Studio in Stratford. A teacher and professional artist, resident of Buenos Aires, Argentina, she is visiting the Island for the first time and is joined by students from Halifax and as far away as Calgary.
Rita is the recipient of numerous awards and her glass sculpture can be found in collections in Brazil, Argentina and Israel. Her work in glass casting is noted for its unique bodiless shapes of clothes, dresses, shirts with flying ties and petticoats. The ‘clothes’ are transparent, delicate, full of movement and utterly extraordinary. Images of her work can be seen at www.ritaneumann.com.ar/
“Painting you see an immediate result, in glass art the process is long and difficult. At first everything is a surprise and then, over time, the alchemy of the material lures you, forces you, to do further research and take more and more technical risks to achieve an image” explains, Rita Neumann.
The Stratford Arts and Culture Committee is sponsoring a public talk to be given by the artist, Thursday September 15th, 7:00pm at the Stratford Town Centre. Everyone is welcome and there is no charge.