We’re ready for Chimneyville Crafts 2017 Preview Party on Thursday, November 30, 6pm-9pm. Followed by Chimneyville Crafts 2017 on Friday, December 1, 9am-6pm and December 2, 9am-5pm at the Mississippi Trade Mart.
Stop by during Midtown Holiday Studio Tours. PRGS Small Works Group Exhibition is on view/sale. This show consists of small artwork made by the Pearl River Glass Studio artists and their friends.READ MORE
How Pearl River Glass found its way to Missouri is just one example of how many of our projects happen. Eric Held, Elmer Held’s son, is a member of Christ Lutheran Church in Jackson, Mississippi. Elmer is a long time member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Imperial, Missouri. While visiting with his son and family, he admired the windows created by PRGS for Christ Lutheran Church here in Jackson. For some time St. Paul’s has wanted a stained glass window in the chancel behind the altar. After receiving an inquiry from St. Paul’s I traveled to Missouri to see St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and to meet with Reverend Charlie Schultz, their minister and to determine the scope of work for this project.READ MORE
The S.T.E.A.M. kids of The Boys & Girls Club expressed an earnest interest in learning about and responding to a creative environment. In addition to creating their own glass art a number of the young men and women were inspired to write down thoughts and symbols and sketch out ideas in their note books. To see our process through the eyes of the young people afforded an additional effect in that their enthusiasm rekindled the creative fire of our own artisans.
-Andy YoungREAD MORE
Artists have always depended on patrons to support their creative efforts. Columbus Orthopaedic is a perfect combination of patron and artisans. The new facility in Starkville incorporates three significant glass artworks in a medical architectural setting. The medical art therapy discipline recognizes the value of art in the treatment environment. Both the Starkville and Columbus physical rehabilitation facilities treat the soul as well as the body with the exquisite beauty of art glass.
-Andrew Young, Chief DesignerREAD MORE
The Town of Livingston has a long and storied history. Madison County courthouse was the last building standing on the old town square before relocating to Canton. The town is making a comeback thanks to developers, lead by David Landrum and Mike Bollenbacher. The group began rebuilding the town shortly after the land was purchased in 2006.READ MORE
Innovate Mississippi recently relocated their offices from Ridgeland to downtown Jackson, a few blocks from the State Capitol. In celebration, Andrew Cary Young donated these two wall sconces to decorate their new space.
Innovate Mississippi is at the forefront of promoting and encouraging entrepreneurs in Mississippi. Young has had a lifelong affinity for innovation and inspiring the creative economy. Pearl River Glass Studio’s 2012 Business Plan won first place in the New Venture Challenge sponsored by Innovate Mississippi.
“On a recent evening I stopped by the Holocaust Memorial at Beth Israel Congregation. I was taken back by the detail of the lighting at night against the dark sky. The Memorial is open free to the public 24/7/365. Plans are underway to include the Memorial on tours of sites in Jackson as well as religious services by the Synagogue.”READ MORE