International Festival of Glass Sofia 2012 opens on September 18

The 2012 International Festival of Glass Sofia, in which artists from the United States, Bulgaria, Israel and the Czech Republic are participating, opens with an exhibition at the Raiko Alexiev Gallery at 125 GS Rakovski Street on September 18.

The curators of the exhibition are Dawn Bennett, chief executive and editor of Urbanglass, who has chosen leading US artists in the field of glass, and Professor Svilen Stefanov, who is presenting Bulgarian artists experimenting with glass.

On September 19 from 10.30am to noon, Bennett will give a presentation, with a Q and A session, at the St Lucas national high school for applied arts, 134 Slivnitsa Boulevard.

The same day, from 1pm to 4pm, Matt Eskuche – who lectures internationally on glass – will deliver a lecture and demonstration, assisted by Miro Dimitrov.

September 20 sees Joseph Cavallieri of the US give a presentation from 9.30am to 10.30am at the St Lucas national high school for applied arts, followed by a workshop on stained glass with students.

Russian-born Israeli artist and lecturer Boris Shpeizman will give a demonstration about blown glass from 2.30pm to 4.30pm on September 20.

Katia Getsova’s exhibition Impulse 1 opens at 7pm at the Yuzinata Gallery, 11 Moskovska Street. It will be open from 11am to 8pm Mondays to Saturdays and from noon to 6pm on Sunday.

On September 21, at the St Lucas national high school for applied arts, Dana Zamechnikova of the Czech Republic will give a presentation on her works and those of Marian Karel, from 10am to 11.30am.

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