Cameo Glass artist featured at HMA

September 14, 2018

HUNTINGTON — The Hunting ton Museum of Art will welcome glass artist Kelsey Murphy at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25, during the 4th Tuesday Tour when HMA presents the documentary film titled “Lasting Impressions: Making Cameo Glass in West Virginia.”

Refreshments will be served. This is a Macy’s Free Tuesday event.

The hour-long “Lasting Impressions: Making Cameo Glass in West Virginia,” which is produced by West Virginia Public Broadcasting, focuses on the efforts of artisans Kelsey Murphy and the late Robert P. Bomkamp, who worked with Pilgrim Glass Co. and others to produce the most extravagant hand-blown, hand-carved, multicolored and multilayered glass in the world.

“This documentary is long overdue and helps to reveal and preserve the history of one of greatest creations made by Pilgrim Glass,” said HMA Executive Director Geoffrey K. Fleming.

Murphy will bring her newest glass creations to HMA on Sept. 25 for people to view.

“We are very pleased to welcome Kelsey home for this event and provide people the opportunity to visit with her and see her latest work,” said HMA Senior Curator Chris Hatten. “Several cameo glass creations designed by Kelsey and donated to HMA by the Touma Family are on view in our Glass Gallery on a regular basis and are much appreciated by our visitors.”

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