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Glenn Alps Pilchuck Summer

The World Comes to North Carolina
Prints from Littleton Studios


Wasmer Art Gallery
December 7, 2020 - March 4, 2021


The FGCU Art Galleries’ collection of vitreograph prints from Littleton Studios continues to grow with the continued generous donations of prints from Carol L. Shay. This will be a revolving display of prints throughout the exhibition dates. These prints come out of a process originated by renowned glass artist Harvey Littleton. Littleton invited artists to his studios in Spruce Pine, North Carolina to work using this unique printmaking process of printing from glass plates. The most recent gift includes prints from accomplished international artists such as Glen Alps, Walter Darby Bannard, Erwin Eisch, Harvey Littleton, Hollis Sigler and Ann Wolff.


Sponsored by Gene and Lee Seidler and the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture and WGCU Public Media


 Image credit: Glenn Alps, Pilchuck Summer, 1987, Vitreograph print, 26 x 33”, Gift of Carol L. Shay, Collection of FGCU Art Galleries


Gallery Talk 


Das Rheingold

Thomas Buechner's vitreograph series entitled Das Rheingold was created at Harvey Littleton's studio in Spruce Pine, NC in 1988.

The series was inspired by his favorite opera, Richard Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung.

Showing in the Wasmer Art Gallery through February 12, 2021