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'18 Program
October 11  13, 2018 Corning, New York Co-hosted by The Corning Museum of Glass All activities will take place in The Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) Auditorium unless otherwise noted. Thursday, October 11 5:00 p.m. Welcome Reception Meet Charles Lotton Erlacher Steuben Glass Collection Shop 12 East Market St., Corning NY All attendees are invited to a cocktail and hors d oeuvres reception at Kitty Erlachers new shop that includes modern Steuben, fabulous Max Erlacher pieces and some very special pieces from Lotton Art Glass. This will be an opportunity to meet Charles Lotton, his son David, and other family members who will be in attendance. You may wish to purchase a special piece to take home! Dinner on your own Friday, October 12 8:30 a.m. Registration and Fellowship Breakfast 8:45 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks Bonnie Salzman, Club President Welcome from CMOG 9:15  10:15 a.m. After Frederick Artist-designer David Dowler will provide a first-hand account of the Steuben Design Department activities from 1972-2000. David will share his understanding and insights about these important decades in Steuben history after Frederick Carder. David Dowler Former Steuben artist-designer Corning NY Coffee Break 10:30  11:30 a.m. "The Story of the Crystal City Amphitheater Hot Shop At the turn of the 20th century, Corning was known to the world as the "Crystal City." Discover how glassmaking, and particularly the art of cut glass, came to be forever tied with a small town in upstate New York. This demo combines history with technique as our glassmakers demonstrate the art form and tell the story of how Corning came to be a world-wide artistic leader. The Hot Glass Demo Team will be making a special piece for the Carder Steuben Club. The Hot Glass Demo Team Annual Business Meeting (members only) followed by Lunch 1:15  2:15 p.m. The Themes of Frederick Carder Frederick Carder, like other artists, used a number of themes in his designs. Tom will explore these themes and show how they help identify Carders work. Tom Dimitroff, historian and Carder expert Corning, NY 2:15  3:15 p.m. Annals of the Rakow Research Library Remembering the Librarys beginnings, buildings, the Rakows, and more. Beth Hylen, Reference & Instruction Librarian Researching Steuben Using Primo There will be a demonstration of the Librarys new online catalog and samples shown of the Librarys digitized resources. Mikki Smith, Reference & Visitor Services Librarian Break 3:30  5:00 p.m.* Glass of the Architects: Vienna 1900 - 1937 This exhibit explores the notion of architect as designer and presents a captivating period of glass design and production in Austria. Emerging from a confluence of individuals, ideas, and cultures, the design of Austrian glass from 1900 to 1937 embodied a newfound spirit of modernity. More than 150 objects, including the re-installation of Josef Hoffmanns Dressing Room for a Star (first displayed at the 1937 International Exposition in Paris), bring to life this invigorating period for glass. Tour led by Alexandra Ruggiero, Assistant Curator AND Crystal City Gallery In celebration of the 150th anniversary of glassmaking coming to Corning from Brooklyn, NY, CMOG reinstalled the Crystal City Gallery. This refresh shares the story of how Corning became one of the premier centers for glass cutting in the United States, a trend in American luxury glass that developed as the Corning Glass Works was getting established in its new home. The renovated Gallery features iconic objects from CMOGs collection of cut and engraved glass as well as selected private loans. Tour led by CMOG docent *The group will be divided in half for these two, 45 minute programs. Dinner on your own Saturday, October 13 8:30 a.m. Registration and Fellowship Breakfast 9:00  10:00 a.m. Carder Colorless Carder is color. Thats the mantra that drives Carder collectors. But Steuben Glass Works was founded specifically to produce colorless blanks and it continued to do so during its entire history. Scott will present a sample of exclusively colorless Carder pieces from his collection and discuss design, pattern, and acquisition history as well as offer other personal commentary. Scott Hansen Stamford CT Coffee Break 10:15  11:45 a.m. A Fireside Chat with Charles Lotton and Max Erlacher This is a unique and rare opportunity to hear Charles Lotton, famed contemporary glassblower, describe his glassblowing career, the techniques that he has developed and discuss his renowned family business. Max Erlacher, master glass engraver, will join the discussion to share stories of their friendship and their collaboration on projects over the years. Hosted by Tom Dimitroff. Charles Lotton, Lotton Art Glass, Crete IL Max Erlacher, Master Engraver, Campbell NY Lunch 1:00  2:30 p.m. Whats Black and White and Fred All Over? The history, science, composition, and nomenclature of Steubens black, alabaster and opal glasses will be reviewed, including formulas from Carders notebooks and non-destructive chemical analysis of glass objects. Dr. Gregory Merkel Research Fellow, Corning Incorporated Corning NY Break 2:45  4:00 p.m. The Future of the Carder Steuben Club Auction A discussion of possible changes to the Clubs auction format with Mike Horton, auctioneer. 6:00 p.m. Carder Steuben Club Banquet Riverfront Café  Corning Inc. Headquarters Cash bar. Dinner at 7:00 p.m. Semi-formal attire Club fundraising auction at approx. 8:00 p.m. Note: There will be a buyer's premium of 10% added to each auction item sold. Only checks or cash will be accepted as payment for auction items. Payment is required at the end of the auction. NO credit cards. The recording of presentations and flash photography is prohibited. Photographs from a speaker's presentation may not be used without the speaker's permission. Attendance at Symposium sessions including the Saturday banquet and auction is limited to Symposium and dinner registrants and invited guests of the Club. Attendance at the Annual Business Meeting is limited to members in good standing of the Club.

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