Glasswork created by 27 Ohio artists will be on display at the Ohio Arts Council's Riffe Gallery November 5 through January 9, 1999. Curated by Henry Halem, internationally known glass artist and professor emeritus at Kent State University, Ohio Perspectives: Reflections in Glass presents 57 works expressing traditional points of view and exploring contemporary insights into the art of glass. The exhibition, organized by the Ohio Arts Council and the Akron Art Museum, is the eighth in the museum's Ohio Perspectives series, a triennial exploration of art from Ohio.
Featured artists include Geoffrey D. Beetem (Athens), Rene Culler (Cleveland), Robert Dauel, Jr. (Toledo), Libby Duncan (Crestline), Steve Finke (Cincinnati), Margot J. Gotoff (Cincinnati), Ellen Grevey (Columbus), Richard Harned (Upper Arlington), Marianne Hite (Uniontown), Tim Jerman (Logan), Ruth King (Columbus), Brent Marshall (Cleveland Heights), Leonard Marty (Toledo), Mark Matthews (Archbold), Tom McGlauchlin (Toledo), Shawn E. Messenger (Toledo), Xan Palay (Columbus), Cathy Richardson (Rudolph), Jack A. Schmidt (Toledo), Mary Kay Simoni (Chesterland), Mark Sudduth (Cleveland Heights), William Teschner (Columbus), Marvin Thorp, in collaboration with jeweler Mike Kozumplik (Fayette). Shirley Thrope (Cincinnati), Kimberly S. White (Canton), Brent Kee Young (Cleveland Heights), and Michael Dale Zelenka (Cleveland).