JORDYN RUSSELL – STAFF WRITER
The CVA Visiting Artist Lecture Series continues at 4 p.m. Saturday, July 31, on the CHQ Assembly Virtual Porch — featuring Beth Lipman, an accomplished glass artist celebrated for her sculptural practices generated from the still life genre.
“Through the lecture, I hope to share my methods and concerns within my studio practice,” Lipman said. “I root my practice in exploring the human condition through time — I use inanimate objects that are symbolic of those historic moments to juxtapose with our contemporary moment.”
The live lecture will be followed by an open conversation and Q-and-A session moderated by Judy Barie, the Susan and John Turben Director of Chautauqua Visual Arts Galleries. Audience members are encouraged to partake in this illuminating, open dialogue.
Wisconsin-based Lipman’s works of art are currently displayed in “Tenacity,” an exhibit commemorating the 100 years that have passed following the ratification of the 19th Amendment. “Tenacity” will be showcased in the Gallo Family Gallery of the Strohl Art Center through Aug. 24.
“Being tenacious is about perseverance,” Lipman said. “It is about getting up every single day and committing to your practice, and also having faith that you are on the right course and doing things the right way.”
As the exhibition’s curator, Barie envisioned “Tenacity” with the intention of honoring contemporary female visual artists with raw talent and creativity.
Lipman was selected for the exhibition, along with six other women who are considered “rock stars in the world of art,” according to Barie. Lipman currently has five pieces on display in “Tenacity,” featuring her signature assemblages of inanimate objects and domestic interiors.
“Beth is known for her glass installations that reference 17th century still-life paintings,” Barie said. “She currently has two exhibitions on view at the Museum of Arts and Design in New York City and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.”
A graduate of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture at Temple University, Lipman has vast knowledge and experience in group and solo exhibitions. Her work has been celebrated in public collections all over the country, including the Corning Museum of Glass, Milwaukee Art Museum, Brooklyn Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum. She has received numerous awards, including UrbanGlass’ prestigious $50,000 fellowship.
“It’s her cultural astuteness that makes Lipman’s work relevant, garnering it a place in many modern museums,” Ruth Reader wrote for UrbanGlass.