From PGC email-
"Join us for a free opening reception from 6 to 9pm
Look closely. You may not be able to tell the difference between the real species and the glass replica in this first time exhibition opening at Pittsburgh Glass Center (PGC) on Friday, July 5, 2013. Coordinated by Robert Mickelsen, a Florida-based glass artist, “Lifeforms” is inspired by Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka’s glass biological models made in the 19th and 20th centuries for Harvard University’s museums. (David's note - these are the famous "glass flowers" in the Harvard Museum.)
Only 50 works of art were selected for the exhibition out of 102 submissions received from the U.S., Scotland, Italy, Japan, Australia, England and Canada. An independent jury of four selected the artists based on accuracy, aesthetic beauty, presentation and originality.
The artwork of three additional artists – Luke Jerram, Tim Jerman and Paul Stankard – will also be featured in the exhibition. Plus, actual Blaschka models on loan from the Carnegie Museum of Natural History will also be on view!
Awards will be announced at the opening reception on Friday, July 5 at Pittsburgh Glass Center. Everyone is invited to attend."
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