Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Koss honored at CAC's 40th Anniversary Party


On Saturday February 4th the Contemporary Arts Center of New Orleans will celebrate its 40th Anniversary at the annual SweetArts Ball. This "Black Tie Birthday Party" will honor Tina Girouard, Gene Koss, Martin Payton, and Mario Villa, all artists associated with the founding of the CAC.

After obtaining his Master of Fine Arts degree at Tyler School of Art at Temple University in 1976, Gene Koss started the Tulane University glass program and brought the movement of glass art to New Orleans.  He uses steel and glass to create monumental works.  Working with serial cast glass parts to enlarge scale and combining these elements with iron and neon, he has raised glass sculpture to the realm of public art.  Koss’s work has had a profound impact on American artists working in both steel and glass media.

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