Nationally acclaimed glass artist Judith Schaechter will present a slide show titled “Mission Statement” to kick off Salem Community College’s 18th annual International Flameworking Conference on Friday, March 16.
Free and open to the public, the program will begin at 7 p.m. in the Sol and Jean Davidow Performing Arts Theatre in Davidow Hall on SCC’s campus at 460 Hollywood Ave., Carneys Point, NJ.
“Judith Schaechter works with the centuries-old practice of stained glass to create her visually arresting contemporary works,” said Kristin Deady, SCC’s Glass Education Administrator and co-chair of the International Flameworking Conference with Paul Stankard.
“Her dynamic and stylized glass compositions draw the viewer into a visually mesmerizing and colorfully seductive world where they are then jolted by her often dark and jarring scenes,” continued Deady. “Beyond her talents as an artist, Judith is an amazing speaker. Her presentations are always super-inspirational and very entertaining! I encourage all who can attend to join us for Judith’s talk.”
Based in Philadelphia since 1983, Schaechter earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the Rhode Island School of Design glass program. She has exhibited widely, including in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, The Hague and Vaxjo, Sweden.
Following the Friday evening presentation, the International Flameworking Conference (IFC) will continue on March 17-18 at the Samuel H. Jones Glass Education Center. A registration fee applies for the Saturday and Sunday portions of the conference. For more information, visit www.salemcc.edu/glass or call SCC Foundation Executive Director Ceil Smith at (856) 351-2644.
The IFC is made possible by funds from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.