Antoine Pierini and Nicolas Laty at Museum of Glass

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Event Info

Biot’s Antoine Pierini and Nicolas Laty will complete their first collaborative Visiting Artist Residency in the Museum of Glass Hot Shop from Wednesday, October 22, through Sunday, October 26. The entire residency will be streamed live on the Museum’s website. No stranger to the City of Destiny, Pierini first visited Museum of Glass (MOG) in 2012, after Tacoma and Biot were officially joined as sister cities. Like Tacoma and the larger Pacific Northwest region, Biot is known for its glass art, specifically its bubble glass. Since his initial visit, Pierini has shown immense interest in MOG’s Kids Design Glass™ (KDG) program. Earlier this year, he assisted in organizing a live video call between the Museum’s Hot Shop and a school in Biot when student Lilou Duranton’s design “La nuit des dauphins” was transformed into glass by the MOG Hot Shop Team. “Beyond its normal scope of activities, MOG educates children on the magic of this material and makes them dream too!” says Pierini. “During a moment, they can imagine becoming a glass artist and express their emotions with this special material.” Pierini will soon become further immersed in the program as he and fellow Visiting Artist Laty are scheduled to create this month’s KDG™ creature on Sunday, October 26, the final day of their residency. While this will be Laty’s first trip to Museum of Glass, his unique, colorful glass art already reveals a similar fondness for youthful, dream-like characters to that of the Museum’s Kids Design Glass™ creatures. The final day of the duo’s residency will also include a talk by Pierini and Laty in the Hot Shop at 2 pm.