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JASON MCDONALD ARTIST TALK AND STUDIO DEMONSTRATION @ Waterfall Arts

April 13 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

JASON MCDONALD ARTIST TALK AND STUDIO DEMONSTRATION
@ Waterfall Arts
April 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
$50.00

Join Waterfall Arts and guest artist, Jason McDonald, for a night you won’t forget! Jason will chat with participants about his career, how he found his way to glassblowing, being a contestant on the Netflix series Blown Away, and work created during his residency at Waterfall Arts. Then he will do a live demonstration in our hot shop. The ticket price includes one hand-blown drinking glass.

Jason McDonald’s identity as a working-class Black man in a predominantly privileged field adds depth to his art, turning each creation into a powerful statement about isolation, access, perseverance, and excellence. His enthusiasm for teaching stems from the belief that sharing knowledge is a duty. McDonald’s dedication to being at the front of the classroom, especially as a Black man specializing in stemware, serves as a significant artistic and political gesture, emphasizing the importance of representation in the creative field.

“I have a real passion for teaching. I think of it in the same way that I think of glassblowing. It is a craft that I can improve on with every repetition. I firmly believe that everything I know, someone had to show me. It’s my duty to share what has been so generously shared with me. The whole field improves when people share what they know. I also think that as a Black man specializing in stemware in a field with so little diversity my interest in being at the front of a classroom is a significant artistic and political gesture. Representation matters and being public with my passion, I hope, will inspire people into the field who might never have thought something like this was for them. —Jason McDonald

Thank you to Marshall Wharf Brewing Co. and Rest Assured Maine for sponsoring this event!

Waterfall Arts
256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915
207-338-2222

Details

Date:
April 13
Time:
6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
https://waterfallarts.org/event/jason-mcdonald-artist-talk-and-studio-demonstration/

Organizer

Waterfall Arts
Phone
(207) 338-2222
Email
info@waterfallarts.org
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Venue

Waterfall Arts
256 High Street
Belfast, ME 04915 United States
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Phone
(207) 338-2222
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