Glass Studio

Bill Glass, Jr. and Demos Glass - Artists

Public Art Commissions


2004 - Established Cherokee Artists Gadugi, Inc., a group of five Cherokee artists, which was commissioned by the City of Chattanooga, Tennessee to produce artwork of Southeast Indian style to go along river walkway access known as the "Passage".  Seven 6' stainless steel and clay medallions were fabricated and completed at Glass Studio, in Locust Grove OK.  Architects Hargraves and Associates, Boston, Massachusetts.

2007 - Glass Studio, Bill and Demos Glass, received commission to design four 22', Southeast Indian style, terrazzo floor medallions from the Tulsa Art Commission for BOK Events Arena in Tulsa OK.  Artwork was created for the City of Tulsa and in conjunction with internationally known architect Cesar Pelli.  Pelli, Clarke, Pelli, New Haven, Connecticut.

2009 - Glass Studio, Bill and Demos Glass, honored to receive the first piece of Public Art Commission from the American Indian Culture Center and Museum, Oklahoma City OK.  The stainless steel sculpture, titled "Touch from Above", stands 13'8" tall.  Artwork was created at Glass Studio.  "An original work owned and commissioned by the Oklahoma Art in Public Places Program".


2011 - Glass Studio, Bill and Demos Glass, public art commission, developed and produced a conceptual "Little People Village" for Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Siloam Springs Casino, Siloam Springs OK.e your paragraph here.


2012 - Glass Studio, Bill and Demos Glass, public art commission, developed two architectural sculptures for Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, Ramona Casino, Ramona OK.  These sculptures stand 46' and 49' high.


2013 - Glass Studio, Bill and Demos Glass, public art commission, developed and carved aluminum plates of clan symbols for Quapaw Nation, Downstream Casino in Joplin MO.


2014/2015 - Glass Studio, Bill and Demos Glass, created two of three stainless steel with ceramic inlay prayer feathers.  Commissioned by Cherokee Nation to sit in front of medical clinics.


2015 - Glass Studio, Bill and Demos Glass, public art commission, developed and created a stainless sculpture for Cherokee Nation Roland Casino that is suspended from the ceiling.

Return from Exile

Return from Exile is a national traveling exhibition of 32 well-known Native American artists, responding to themes of Removal, Return, and Resilience.


Tour Dates:

August 22 - October 10, 2015: Lyndon House Arts Center and Foundation, Athens, Georgia

October 2015 - January 2016 (exact dates TBD): Collier County Museums, Naples, Florida

February - April 2016 (exact dates TBD): Dr. J.W. Wiggins Gallery, Sequoyah National Research Center, Little Rock, Arkansas

October 1 - November 20, 2016: AHHA- Hardesty Arts Center, co-sponsored with Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma

June 2 - August 20, 2017: Cherokee Heritage Center, Tahlequah, Oklahoma


http://www.returnfromexile.org

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