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SGS Staff News
Bronwen Heilman has been accepted into the Bellevue Art Museum Show (Bellevue, WA) and will be showing her work at the museum, July 24-26. Every last full weekend of July, the museum hosts one of the largest festivals of the year, the Bellevue Arts Museum ARTSfair.

And, if you're in Las Vegas April 1-3 you can find Bronwen at the Glass Craft and Bead Expo.
Also in the News...
Tom Philabaum was just honored on February 26 as Badger of the Year by the Southwest Alumni Association of University of Wisconsin, where he studied with Harvey Littleton, getting his MFA. Congratulations, Tom!
Sonoran Glass School is exhibiting again this year at the Tucson Festival of Books, March 14 and 15. We will be in Science City, sharing about the science of glass art in some fun and creative ways. Want to volunteer? Call us at 884-7814 or email us at info@sonoranglass.org .
Join Bronwen Heilman and Christine O’Donnell (SGS Flame Shop) for "Glass as a Lens to Bring Steam (STEM and Arts) Concepts to Life." It is part of the Brains & Brews Science Trivia and Speaker Series. Bronwen and Christine will be presenting about glass in general and flame working specifically. Sky Bar, 536 N. 4th Ave., March 26 6:30-8pm. Science Trivia will follow their presentation.
SGS Spring Cleaning Sale
Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18
SGS has a lot of very cool things that are begging for someone creative to give them a new home. If you like rummaging through flea markets and scrap yards in hopes of a new treasure, you'll want to save this date!

And! if you want to sell your own "stuff," glass art or otherwise, we're renting space for $10. You need to bring your own table and will be responsible for all transactions, cash, credit card or check. (SGS will not be doing consignment sales.) Contact us at 884-7814 or info@sonoranglass.org . Space is limited!
Focus On... Shannon Lynch
According to Shannon Lynch, “It’s like a core value, having pretty things around you.”

Growing up, Shannon’s family made regular trips to art museums. Her mother was a painter and sculptor, so art and creative expression were highly valued by the family. As a middle school principle, Shannon put her appreciation of art to work. She was aware that a lot of famous authors and artists, like Leonardo da Vinci, were scientists. Shannon explained, “So much of art is about balance and numbers and observation skills. It doesn’t matter what medium you’re in.” 

Shannon found SGS through the glassblowing offer on Groupon. She came, got a feel for the school, and never left. 

Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona Lecture in our Hot Shop
Mark Peiser
Lecture: Friday, March 13, 7pm
Mark will give a free public lecture about his 45-year career as a glass artist and pioneer.
Watch our website for upcoming dates for Dean Allison in April and Jason Marstall in May.
Flame Shop Master Class
Laurie Nessel: Core-Formed Vessels: A Modern Approach to an Ancient Art, April 25 and 26
Warm Shop Master Class
Warren Norgaard: Traditional Sand Mandalas in Glass, April 24-26
Featured March Classes
Many more torchworking , kiln-fusing , and glassblowing are listed on our website.

Every Wednesday
Members: $10/hour
Every Thursday
Members: $10/hour
Every Sunday
Members: $10/hour
Intro to Fusing
Fridays, March 6 and 13, 10am-2pm
Come learn the beginning steps into fusing! Students can expect to go in depth on the basic knowledge, skills, and techniques needed to work with fused glass.  More info...
Bubbles in Paperweights
Learn how to make your own bubbles while focusing on the fundamentals. More info...
Sonoran Glass School, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational organization, exists because of donations, public grants and private support. Our glass community is dedicated to fostering glass as an exciting
and thriving visual arts medium in Tucson. Proceeds from our classes, membership dues, gallery sales, and events support the education and advancement of glass art and glass artists in Southern Arizona.