MEMPHIS — The Beverly and Sam Ross Gallery at Christian Brothers University (CBU) announces the opening of “A Tribute to Jan Singer, Glass Artist” on January 9, 2015. A public reception for the artist will be held that evening in the gallery, which is located on the lower level of Plough Library on the CBU campus, 5:30-7:30 p.m. The exhibition will remain on display through February 12.
Jan Singer attended the Cleveland Art Institute from 1946 to 1948, where she studied Fine Arts. She also attended Case Western Reserve University from 1945 to 1948, where she majored in Psychology. From 1970 to 1976 she attended classes at Rhodes College in Memphis, where she concentrated her studies in the Liberal Arts. In 1976, she graduated from the Memphis College of Art with a BFA in painting, concentrating her studies in oil glaze, watercolor, and handmade paper.
Working in glass was a new direction when she Singer completed courses in glass fusing, glass painting, enameling, and several in metalworking at the Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and the Penland School of Arts and Crafts. As a glass artist, long-legged bowls and vases became a specialty and signature works. Some vessels have as many as 19 legs.
Christian Brothers University has a permanent collection of her personal papers, photographs, and artwork. Her artwork is also included in the permanent collection of the Tennessee State Museum (Nashville, TN), AutoZone (Memphis, TN), Buckeye Cellulose (Memphis, TN), Glazer Steel (Knoxville, TN), the Law Firm of Farris, Warfield and Kanaday (Nashville, TN), Memphis Brooks Museum of Art (Memphis, TN), and the Memphis College of Art (Memphis, TN), among many others. Her work has been included in numerous national and international exhibitions, including the Exhibition of Glass Craft in Kanazawa, Japan.
On concurrent exhibition in the gallery foyer will be “Forge, Cast, Fabricate: Artists from the Metal Museum,” featuring metal works by Metal Museum apprentices Matthew Snape and Timothy Dale Schaeffer, and staff artists Kevin Burge, Lori Gipson, Tessa Harrelson, Jim Masterson, Grace Stewart, Jeannie Tomlinson Saltmarsh, Eileen Townsend, and James Vanderpool.
Contact Brother Robert Werle, Gallery Director, at (901) 321-3243 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
For gallery hours, please see the Plough Library information page.