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Featured Artist: Alison Chism

  • North Carolina Glass Center 140C Roberts Street Asheville, NC, 28801 United States (map)
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Please join us to celebrate a unique installation of work by Allison Chism! 

Allison’s Artist Bio:
After earning my B.A in Glass and Metal Arts at San Francisco State University, I moved to Seattle where I worked as a staff member at Pilchuck Glass School in the summers, and spent the rest of the year developing my art business, assisting glassblowers, and teaching classes. But I wanted more, so I got into the M.F.A program at The Ohio State University where I spent 3 years working with Richard Harned. I took the opportunity to codify my teaching skills, stretch my artistic parameters, met incredible artists and learned to deal with humidity. After receiving my M.F.A, I stayed on as a lecturer for some time until I was offered an Assistant Professorship at Salisbury University. At Salisbury, I worked as I had never worked before: I now ran the program, built equipment, taught all the classes, and did all the things behind the scenes that make a university run. I had amazing students and they made some amazing art. Hard work aside, I and Salisbury were not meant to be long term and am currently excited to be working independently as an artist here in North Carolina.