BECon 2013

 

BECon 2013: Chroma-Culture

A conference exploring the intersections of color, kiln-glass, and the human experience

As an artist, the mystery of color is fundamental to you and to your work. Sometimes you control it, sometimes it controls you. While this is true in many media, nowhere is the balance as delicate – and as exciting – as it is in contemporary kiln-glass. BECon 2013: CHROMA-CULTURE tackles this challenge through presentations and workshops by leading practitioners in the world of glass, color, art, and beyond.

When

Thursday, June 20, 2013 - Saturday, June 22, 2013

Where

Portland State University, Bullseye Gallery, and the Bullseye Glass factory

Presenters & Sessions


Beverly Fishman
Keynote Presentation: Material Color


Rudi Gritsch
Better Dead Than Red?


Sandra Gross
Transformations: Color, Kiln-Glass & Children's Education


Richard Marquis
How I Misuse Bullseye Glass


Lani McGregor
Intro & Orientation: Welcome to BECon 2013


Tanja Pak & Tom Jacobs
The Poetry of Production


Narcissus Quagliata
The World is Color


Clifford Rainey
In the Beginning Was Black


Daniel Schwoerer, Sam Andreakos & Ted Sawyer, moderated by Mary Kay Nitchie
Color Stories


Stacy Lynn Smith
The Color That Grabbed Me on the Street


Richard Speer
Angel White and Devil Red: Color's Symbolism in History, Pop Culture, and Contemporary Glass


Louise Tait
Above Us Only Sky


James B. Thompson & Michael Endo
Experiencing the Beauty, Mystery & Terror of Color: My Foray Into Glass


Judy Tuwaletstiwa & Erik Whittemore
It's Not Me. It's Not You. It's a Process.


 

Plus

  • Pre- and post-conference workshops
  • Gallery exhibitions of work by BECon presenters
  • Technical exhibitors
  • Festive Opening Night Reception at Bullseye Gallery
  • Happy Hour in the Tech Display
  • Numerous eating/drinking venues
  • Saturday night's festive Lehr-B-Q at the Bullseye Factory

 


 

About BECon

Every two years, aspiring and accomplished kiln-glass professionals from around the globe gather in Portland to network, compare notes and expand their horizons. This gathering is known as BECon (the Bullseye Conference).

Bullseye has sponsored BECon since 2003, and today it’s the world's foremost kiln-glass conference. Each BECon explores a special topic through lectures, panel discussions and demonstrations led by noted artists, architects and other experts and leaders in kilnformed glass. In concert with each conference, Bullseye Gallery hosts a related exhibition and the Bullseye Research & Education Department hosts pre- and post-conference workshops. Other BECon traditions include the gala opening reception at Bullseye Gallery, and the closing-night tour of Bullseye Factory and festive Lehr-B-Q celebration.

If you’re an intermediate-to-advanced or professional practitioner or even a serious student, consider BECon! It offers opportunities to be found nowhere else in the glass world.