The poetry of James Joyce and Walt Whitman served as the inspiration for artist Paul Stankard. Visitors to the Hunter Museum of American Art will have the opportunity to explore his intricate glass works in the exhibit "Beauty Beyond Nature: The Glass Art of Paul Stankard," now until April 28, 2013.
A pioneer in the studio glass movement, Paul Stankard's career has spanned more than four decades. Stankard cites the poetry of James Joyce and Walt Whitman as inspiration for his miniature representations of North American wild flowers and he meticulously lampworks each piece in sections that are then encased in clear glass.
The exhibition is organized by the Museum of Glass, Tacoma, Washington with the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation Ltd. It is sponsored locally by Barnett & Company and BB&T Insurance Services.
The museum is at 10 Bluff View, Chattanooga, Tenn. For more information call 423-267-0968.