Monday, May 2, 2022

Hobnobbing With Genius

Last year I acquired amazing art from the most famous glass-blower in the world, Lino Tagliapietra. I'd seen Lino's work at the Corning Museum of Glass and was blown away by its beauty and his innovative techniques.

Lino's visiting New York this week for a public reception at the Heller Gallery. Of course I agreed to attend -- and today I was invited to a private dinner with Lino after the reception.

What do you say when hobnobbing with an artistic genius?



15 comments:

  1. "I like your art!" Heh heh. That is a stunning piece, Ally! The balance is so perfect. Did you ever watch "Blown Away" on Netflix? It's amazing. I'm thinking of watching it again - it really gave me an appreciation for what a difficult art glass blowing is to master.

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    1. Yes, I watched both seasons and the Christmas special. Great show. They have work from it on display at the Corning Museum of Glass.

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  2. Oh goodness, I haven't ever got a clue what to say to people I am in awe of!

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    1. That's my (and most people's) reaction which is why I'm trying to calmly figure this out beforehand.

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  3. Oh how exciting! I bet you'll get to ask him so many questions- how cool!

    -Ashley

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  4. I think in that case the best solution - listen! It can get you pretty far. Though I am guilty of being a talker when I'm anxious.

    I hope you have a great time and just enjoy it.

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  5. Hob nob away!! That piece is stunning.

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  6. This is really beautiful, anything so colourful will catch my attention.

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  7. Lucky you! Listening and asking questions goes a really long way, no matter who you're talking to.

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