- FIFA adds prison labor to its arsenal
- Sitting on a scoop: the story behind the V-E headlines of May 1945
- Bilderback repeats at Speedway
- US permits Arctic drilling, but questions about safety remain
- ISIS takeover of Ramadi means hard choices face the Iraqi and US governments
- State Roundup: Democrat sponsored prevailing wage amendment passes
- Facebook’s Instant Articles not a threat to media
- U of I expert: Rauner’s pension fix ‘unconstitutional’
- State Senate approves lesser penalties for marijuana possession
- State Roundup: Natural gas vehicle tax stalls in committee
Legendary glass artist featured in Aug. 16 artist lecture
Rockford Art Museum (RAM) will present an artist lecture by William Carlson at 7 p.m., Thursday, Aug. 16, at the theater in Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., Rockford. Admission to the event is free.
Carlson is a legendary glass artist whose work is featured in Into the Light: Illinois Glass — one of many shows across the nation celebrating the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Studio Glass Movement.
Carlson is considered among the most important figures of the movement. He was head of the crafts and sculpture programs at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (1976-2003), and is represented in numerous collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and Corning Museum of Glass.
RAM is inside Riverfront Museum Park, 711 N. Main St., and can be reached at (815) 968-2787 or online at www.rockfordartmuseum.org.
From the Aug. 15-21, 2012, issue