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Glass Artist Dante Marioni

  • JDAC 700 East 12th Street Hastings, NE, 68901 United States (map)

We proudly announce two prominent glass artists to the Hastings College-JDAC Glass Studio. Dante Marioni and Janusz Pozniak combined have more than 50 years experience in glass art and will share their talents with students and the community of Hastings. 

Artist Lecture on April 25th at 7:00 pm in the Wilson Center. 

Public viewing times in the glass studio of the Jackson Dinsdale Art Center are Tuesday, April 25 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.; Wednesday, April 26 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 to 6:00 p.m.; and Thursday, April 27 from 9:00 a.m. to noon and 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Dante Marioni burst onto the international glass scene at the age of 19 with a signature style that has been described as the purest of classical forms executed in glass by an American glassblower. His amphoras, vases, and ewers are derived from Greek and Etruscan prototypes, yet they are imaginatively and sometimes whimsically reinterpreted. His impossibly elongated, sinuous shapes are made with bright and saturated contrasting colors.

Marioni’s sophisticated glass objects evoke the rich tradition of classical Mediterranean pottery and bronzes, and of Marioni’s training in centuries-old Venetian glassblowing techniques with some of the greatest masters in contemporary glass.

His most recent works are sculptural vessels inspired by the leaf. “Not the leaf in nature, but the stylized forms found in the decorative arts,” Marioni notes. The new vessels are beguilingly intricate, inventive, fresh and tradition-breaking. While his earlier work was about “form, conceived and executed from a design point of view,” his newest works focus on the exploration of color and pattern.

For Marioni, making objects is about the art of glassblowing rather than the creation of glass art, the process rather than the result. Marioni’s elegant works are the brilliant record of his on-going relationship with and exploration of this material.

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Earlier Event: April 25
Glass Artist Janusz Pozniak
Later Event: April 25
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