10th International Blown Glass Symposium in Lviv, Ukraine

10th International Blown Glass Symposium in Lviv, Ukraine

Group of students of the department of glass – Maarja Mäemets, Sigrid Luitsalu, Külli Nidermann, Kateriin Rikken, Toomas Mäelt, Oleksandra Kotliar, Jay Siltavuo and Ida Leinonen – participated in the 10th International Blown Glass Symposium in Lviv, Ukraine. Tutor of the group, Professor Mare Saare, participated also as an invited artist, together with glass artist and drawing teacher of the EAA Peeter Rudaš in the program of the symposium, preparing exhibition works at the furnace of the Lviv Academy of Arts. The organizers of the event – in earlier years Prof Andriy Bokotei, now his son Mykhaylo Bokotei – also invited the students to participate in the exhibition at the National Museum in Lviv. Prof Saare was awarded with the Diploma of Honour of the Presidium of the Ukrainian Academy of Arts for her input into the development of international glass art. At the conference there were also presentations from Mare Saare and her students about Estonian Academy of Arts, and the creative work of Peeter Rudaš and Mare Saare. Piret Meos, one of the MA graduates of the dept of glass in 2016, was also presented at the exhibition with her glass object. The symposium is an important event in the international world of art glass, organized every second year and with participats from also as far as USA, Japan, and, of course Europe.

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