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[PHOTO] Chandelier seen through glass, Pickle Barrel, Atrium on Bay

Chandelier seen through glass #toronto #picklebarrel #atriumonbay #chandelier #glass #blue #white #lights

Written by Randy McDonald

November 19, 2019 at 9:37 am

[NEWS] Five JSTOR Daily links: Blaschka glass, Priestley, crime, Humphrey, writing

  • JSTOR Daily looks at the remarkable glasswork of the Blaschka Invertebrate Collection.
  • JSTOR Daily looks at the political radicalism of inventor Joseph Priestley.
  • JSTOR Daily looks at how Midwesterners responded to the 1930s craze of bank robberies with their own improvised systems in the face of police failures.
  • JSTOR Daily explains why Hubert Humphrey, despite his conventional strengths, was not going to be a winning Democratic candidate for President.
  • Austin Allen writes at JSTOR Daily about the complicated aesthetic and political radicalism of W.H. Auden, George Orwell, and James Baldwin.

[PHOTO] Glassblowing at the Harbourfront Centre, May 2012

Toronto’s Harbourfront Centre, located on the Lake Ontario shore on Queens Quay, is a substantial cultural complex that hosts studios for visiting artists. On one particular visit in May of 2012 with friends, my attention was caught by the glassblowing studio of one of the artists-in-residence, watching as glass was superheated to the point of stretching like toffee and spun into solid forms.

(Does anyone know who this particular artist was?)

Glassblowing at the Harbourfront Centre (1)

Glassblowing at the Harbourfront Centre (2)

Glassblowing at the Harbourfront Centre (3)

Written by Randy McDonald

January 26, 2013 at 11:56 pm