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Glass Art with Ekin Deniz Aytac and Joshua Davids

July 23, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


Kalamazoo Institute of Arts
314 S Park St
Kalamazoo, MI 49007 United States
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Learn more about glass art with Ekin Deniz Aytac and Joshua Davids! A husband-and-wife team of artists hailing from Edremit, Turkey, and Colorado respectively, Aytac and Davids draw from a unique combination of culture, heritage, and experience to develop new works of glass art. They have lived, traveled, and created artwork together since 2014.

Aytac began working with glass in Istanbul, Turkey, before studying in the Czech Republic and eventually attending the graduate program at West Texas A&M University. Davids discovered glass at the same university while seeking a master’s degree in the fine arts. Both artists fell in love with the glass due to its physical nature and the team aspect of creating with the material, as well as its capacity to interact with light and space. In 2015, the couple moved to Kalamazoo to manage Glass Art Kalamazoo, a nonprofit public access glass studio. There they taught classes, created events and demonstrations, and honed their skills in the hot shop before taking their practice independent in 2020. Their work is exhibited in internationally renowned galleries, museums, and private collections around the world.

Save the date for the KIA’s collaboration with Glass Art Kalamazoo on August 10, as we celebrate Clearly Indigenous with an artists’ exchange, live demonstrations, and a family-friendly hands-on exploration of creating glass art!

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