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Claire Van Vliet: Stone and Sky

Exhibition: January 21 - May 1, 2020

Claire Van Vliet, Kilclooney Night, 1998, vitreograph, 23.75 x 29.75 inches

Claire Van Vliet, Kilclooney Night, 1998, vitreograph, 23.75 x 29.75 inches

This exhibition brings together a selection of vitreographs by Claire Van Vliet, a renowned printmaker and book artist. The landscapes on view, printed at Harvey Littleton Studios in Spruce Pine, NC between 1993 and 2010, depict dramatic rock formations from New Zealand, Ireland, and the American Southwest.

A vitreograph is a printmaking medium that uses a glass plate to produce a printed image.

Stone and Sky brings together a selection of these vitreographs, drawn from the WCU Fine Art Museum’s Permanent Collection, and provides a glimpse into the artist’s creative process. 

Learn more through the webinar below! 

This webinar features artist Claire Van Vliet; John Littleton and Kate Vogel* on behalf of Littleton Studios; and Carolyn Grosch, Curator of Collections and Exhibitions at the WCU Fine Art Museum. 

*John Littleton and Kate Vogel are artists who work in blown and cast glass. They began their collaboration in the studio of John's father, Harvey Littleton, who is the founder of the Studio Glass Movement. During his lifetime, Harvey Littleton invited a wide range of artists, including Claire Van Vliet, to his studio in Spruce Pine, NC to experiment with vitreography. 

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