Artists As Influencers Pathways in Glass

Opening: Friday, Sep 4, 2020 6 – 8 pm
Friday, Sep 4 – Nov 29, 2020

707 Lake Blvd.
St. Joseph, MI 49085

Image: David King, Cabinet of Convenience, 2016. Float glass, collected objects, adhesive


In the 1960s, glassblowing moved from the factory floor of industry into the artist’s studio via the Studio Glass movement. This evolution shifted perceptions of the medium and birthed generations of artists working and innovating in glass. 

Artists as Influencers: Pathways in Glass features a personally selected roster of 12 artists by guest curator and founder of Water Street Glassworks, Jerry Catania. Catania’s impact on education and the arts in this region was immense. It was his desire to demonstrate the value of mentorship within the glass community, and its significance to the evolution of contemporary glass art through this exhibit. In honor of Jerry, a selection of his sculptural glass will also be displayed.

Featured Artists:

Herb Babcock, Brianna Barron, Tim Belliveau, Raghvi Bhatia, Percy Echols,  Mundy Hepburn, Justin Hunting, Wes Hunting, David King, Charles Manion, Theresa Pierzchala, Kait Rhoads, Cassandra Straubing, Edgar Valentine, Eli Zilke; plus an honorary selection of artworks by curator Jerry Catania.


Krasl Art Center’s galleries are free and open to the public. Find the most up-to-date hours, admission information, and safety policies under the Visit tab. 

Learn more about the work on view during special tours, artist talks, and parties – both in person and online. All events require advance registration. To register, explore Adult/Teen Classes, Tours, & Kitsunder the Education tab.


If you’re not able to visit the exhibition in person, you can enjoy the artwork from afar in this close-up slideshow of the work on view! Download the gallery guide to print at home, and find additional links, artist chats, and videos on KAC’s Facebook page.