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Scholarship Program for Qualified Israeli Artists Interested in Working in Glass Reaches Ten Year Mark
PALM BEACH, FL - July 20, 2017 - The Association of Israeli Decorative Arts (AIDA) is celebrating the tenth anniversary of its program of awarding deserving Israelis scholarships to advance their knowledge of glassmaking techniques and connect with the international contemporary glass community.
Since its founding in 2003 by prominent American collectors Dale & Doug Anderson and Charles & the late Andrea (“Andy”) Bronfman, this scholarship program is the longest running of all the initiatives designed by AIDA to foster and promote Israeli contemporary glass. Involving partnerships with two prestigious American institutions: Pilchuck Glass School in Stanwood, Washington, and The Studio at The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York, this program is gradually changing glass in Israel which, until recent years, consisted of a single modestly equipped glassblowing facility located in Jerusalem’s Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design—still today Israel’s only art school with a glass department—and one gallery devoted since 2008 to contemporary international glass, Litvak Gallery in Tel Aviv, which has changed its focus to emphasize other art forms.