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Fire & Glass expansion at Flint Institute of Arts

steve carmody
Michigan Radio
The Flint Institute of Arts is expansing its glass and ceramic collections

The Flint Institute of Arts is planning a “fiery” expansion.

FIA officials are announcing plans to expand the museum’s gallery space, and add a glass making studio.

Executive Director John Henry says museum-goers will be able to watch as glass artists work with fire to create art.

“It’s always been the intention of the Flint Institute of Arts to bring the gallery concept together with the art making practice,” says Henry. “One is a great influence on the other.  Learning how to make things increases people’s appreciation for what professional artists have done through the ages.”

The $17 million project should be ready to open in 2017.

Steve Carmody has been a reporter for Michigan Public since 2005. Steve previously worked at public radio and television stations in Florida, Oklahoma and Kentucky, and also has extensive experience in commercial broadcasting.
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