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Momentum | Intersection

Glass Program

Launched in 2018, the Momentum Intersection program is a collaboration of industry, design, and art. Inspired by the studio glass movement and the experimental glass workshops held in Toledo, OH in 1962, The Arts Commission seeks to provide new partnerships between applications of glass as an artistic medium and manufacturing processes.

Each year up to three creative individuals are invited to reimagine the potential of Pilkington float glass through the creation of newly developed works. A selection panel of internationally recognized industry experts review applications through two phases. The finalists begin as a group of six who are invited to tour Pilkington Glass North America facilities and manufacturing plant; attend seminars on the history of glass manufacturing; learn about materials from NSG research and development engineers; be given demonstrations on various applications of glass materials; be provided with materials of the participants choice, and receive ongoing support from NSG technical teams who will continue to be available throughout the process. Within three months the finalists are tasked with creating a final proposal for the jury to review with up to three projects given materials, an honorarium, and exhibition space during the following year's festival. 

2022 Momentum Intersection Exhibition

The 2022 Momentum Intersection Exhibition is on view at the Toledo Museum of Art Glass Pavilion from September 15 to October 16. This year's exhibition features work from artists Brian Corr, Alexander Rosenberg, and Chuchen Song. The artists were celebrated at a public reception on Thursday, September 15, as a part of the annual Momentum Festival.