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Oral history interview with Paul Marioni

Interviewee:
Marioni, Paul  Search this
Interviewer:
Riedel, Mija, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
A.C. Fischer Glashütte  Search this
California College of Arts and Crafts -- Faculty  Search this
College of Marin -- Faculty  Search this
Glass Art Society  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Penland School of Handicrafts -- Faculty  Search this
Pilchuck Glass Center (Stanwood, Wash.) -- Faculty  Search this
San Francisco State University -- Students  Search this
Spectrum Glass Co.  Search this
University of Cincinnati -- Students  Search this
University of Dayton -- Students  Search this
Ben Tré, Howard, 1949-2020  Search this
Blaine, Sandy  Search this
Bolles, John S., 1905-  Search this
Bosworth, Thomas L. (Thomas Lawrence), 1930-  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava, 1924-  Search this
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-  Search this
Dreisbach, Fritz  Search this
Libenský, Stanislav, 1921-2002  Search this
Lipofsky, Marvin, 1938-2016  Search this
Marioni, Dante, 1964-  Search this
Marquis, Richard, 1945-  Search this
McCann, Cecile  Search this
Milhoan, Randy  Search this
Nelson, Gunvor  Search this
Nelson, Robert A.  Search this
North, Judy, 1937-  Search this
Signoretto, Pino, 1944-  Search this
Sindler, Allan P.  Search this
Sindler, Leonore  Search this
Troutner, Ann Margaret  Search this
Vallien, Bertil, 1938-  Search this
Extent:
11 Items (Sound recording: 11 sound files (8 hrs., 18 min.), digital, wav)
112 Pages (Transcript)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Europe -- description and travel
Japan -- Description and Travel
Mexico -- description and travel
South America -- description and travel
Thailand -- description and travel
Date:
2006 September 18-19
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Paul Marioni conducted 2006 September 18-19, by Mija Riedel, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's home and studio, Seattle, Washington. Marioni speaks of his childhood in Ohio; excelling in math as a young student; being labeled a troublemaker in high school; his interest and skill in fixing cars and motorcycles; attending the University of Dayton, the University of Cincinnati, and San Francisco State University; receiving bachelor's degrees in English and philosophy; an interest in filmmaking; the joys and struggles of raising two children by himself; his unorthodox parenting philosophy; learning glass techniques from Judy Raffeal North; teaching experiences at College of Marin, California College of Arts and Crafts, Pilchuck Glass School, and Penland School of Crafts, among others; the importance of fostering idea formation and creativity in educational institutions; his experiences as Artist-in-Residence at A.C. Fischer Glashutte and Spectrum Glass Co.; the development of his process for producing cast glass; the great number of public architectural commissions that resulted from the ability to work with cast glass; the more than 85 commissions he has completed alone and in collaboration with Ann Troutner; the difference between his gallery work and commission work; the pleasure he gets from working in the studio; travels throughout Europe, South America, Japan, Thailand, Mexico; his use of ambient light; strong responses received from his political artwork; his dislike of art critics; the vital role Glass Art Society played in supporting the studio glass art movement; the emphasis of human nature in his art; and plans for the future. Marioni also recalls Robert Nelson, Gunvar Nelson, John Bolles, Cecile McCann, Marvin Lipofsky, Dale Chihuly, Tom Bosworth, Fritz Dreisbach, Richard Marquis, Howard Ben Tré, Bertil Vallien, Jaroslava Brychtová, Stanislav Libenský, Randy Milhoan, Dante Marioni, Pino Signoretto, Sandy Blaine, Allan and Lenore Sindler, and others.
Biographical / Historical:
Paul Marioni (1941- ) is a glass artist from Seattle, Washington. Mija Riedel (1958- ) is a curator and writer, from San Francisco, California.
General:
Originally recorded on 4 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 11 digital wav files. Duration is 8 hrs., 18 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Restrictions:
Transcript available on the Archives of American Art website.
Occupation:
Art critics  Search this
Topic:
Art -- Political aspects  Search this
Cast glass  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Glass art -- Study and teaching  Search this
Glass art -- Technique  Search this
Glass artists -- Washington (State) -- Seattle -- Interviews  Search this
Parenting  Search this
Politics in art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.marion06
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-marion06

Oral history interview with Howard Ben Tré

Interviewee:
Ben Tré, Howard, 1949-2020  Search this
Interviewer:
Shea, Josephine, 1958-  Search this
Creator:
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Names:
Appalachian Center for Craft  Search this
Brooklyn College -- Students  Search this
Brooklyn Technical High School (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)  Search this
Cristallerie Daum  Search this
Hadler/Rodriguez Gallery  Search this
Haystack Mountain School of Crafts -- Faculty  Search this
Missouri Valley College -- Students  Search this
Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America  Search this
Pilchuck School  Search this
Portland State University -- Students  Search this
Rhode Island School of Design -- Students  Search this
Venceremos Brigade  Search this
Aycock, Alice  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava, 1924-  Search this
Chihuly, Dale, 1941-  Search this
Dailey, Dan, 1947-  Search this
Hampson, Ferdinand  Search this
LaMonte, Karen, 1967-  Search this
Labino, Dominick  Search this
Libenský, Stanislav, 1921-2002  Search this
Littleton, Harvey K.  Search this
Onorato, Ronald J.  Search this
Parker, Anthony  Search this
Polander, Steve  Search this
Scanga, Italo, 1932-2001  Search this
Extent:
63 Pages (Transcript)
3 Sound discs (Sound recording (4 hr., 3 min.), digital, 2 5/8 in.)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Pages
Sound discs
Interviews
Sound recordings
Place:
Cuba -- Description and Travel
Europe -- description and travel
Date:
2007 July 7
Scope and Contents:
An interview of Howard Ben Tré conducted 2007 July 7, by Josephine Shea, for the Archives of American Art's Nanette L. Laitman Documentation Project for Craft and Decorative Arts in America, at the artist's studio, in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
Ben Tré speaks of his childhood in Rockaway Park, New York; his Polish immigrant father who was a woodworker and artist; inheriting a particular aesthetic and sense of hard work from his father; attending Brooklyn Technical High School to play football but not graduating; moving to Marshall, Missouri to attend Missouri Valley College for one year; attending Brooklyn College; becoming involved in Students for a Democratic Society, the antiwar movement and civil rights movement of the 1960s; traveling to Cuba as part of the first Venceremos Brigade to cut sugarcane in 1969; meeting his first wife, Gay, in Cuba and returning to New York with her; organizing a food co-op and community events in Brooklyn; moving to Portland, Oregon; working in construction for the city before going back to school to study veterinarian medicine at Portland State University; discovering the glass studio in a garage at Portland State; meeting Dale Chihuly and working at Pilchuck Glass School; utilizing the foundry skills learned from Brooklyn Technical High to work with glass in casting and cope and drag methods; his series Burial Boxes and the influence of ancient architecture and ceremonial Chinese bronzes; the rise of the studio glass movement as symptomatic of socio-political-economic times, not just the pioneering efforts of Harvey Littleton and Dominic Labino; traveling throughout Europe with Gay; visiting Stanislav Libenský and Jaraslava Brychtová in Czechoslovakia; visiting Dan Dailey at Cristallerie Daum in France; attending Rhode Island School of Design [RISD]; his first show at Hadler/Rodriguez Gallery in 1980; teaching experiences at Haystack Mountain School of Craft and Appalachian Center for Craft; building and installing an oven at Blenko Glass in Milton, West Virginia and at Super Glass in Brooklyn; working with Mold Melted Glass Studio in Pelechov, Czech Republic; the history of glass and early glass-working techniques; his many commissions, including sited public projects such as Post Office Square in Boston; the adoption of his name, Ben Tré; return visits to Cuba; working with RISD to create a winter study session in Havana; and his view of artists as artists, not defined by medium. Ben Tré also recalls Anthony Parker, Italo Scanga, Ron Onorato, Alice Aycock, Ferdinand Hampson, Steven Polander, Karen LaMonte, among others.
Biographical / Historical:
Howard Ben Tré (1949- 2020) was a glass artist from Pawtucket, Rhode Island. Josephine Shea is a curator from Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.
General:
Originally recorded 3 sound discs. Reformatted in 2010 as 5 digital wav files. Duration is 4 hr., 3 min.
Provenance:
This interview is part of the Archives of American Art Oral History Program, started in 1958 to document the history of the visual arts in the United States, primarily through interviews with artists, historians, dealers, critics and administrators.
Occupation:
Glass artists  Search this
Topic:
Art commissions  Search this
Civil rights -- United States  Search this
Decorative arts  Search this
Glass art -- Technique  Search this
Peace movements  Search this
Genre/Form:
Interviews
Sound recordings
Identifier:
AAA.bentre07
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-aaa-bentre07

Chihuly, Libensky, Brychtova : [exhibition] January 7-28, 1994

Author:
Habatat Galleries (Boca Raton, Fla.)  Search this
Glowen, Ron  Search this
Subject:
Chihuly, Dale 1941-  Search this
Libenský, Stanislav 1921-  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
[32] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Czechoslovakia
Date:
1994
20th century
Topic:
Glass sculpture  Search this
Glass art  Search this
Call number:
NK5198 .H33 1994
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_756407

Stanislav Libenský, Jaroslava Brychtová : retrospektiva : Národní galerie v Praze, Sbírka moderního a současného umění, Veletržní palác

Title:
Libenský Brychtová
Retrospektiva
Author:
Libenský, Stanislav 1921-  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava 1924-  Search this
Vlček, Tomáš  Search this
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Subject:
Libenský, Stanislav 1921-  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 x 31 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Czech Republic
Date:
2002
20th century
Topic:
Glass artists  Search this
Call number:
NK5198.L52 A4 2002
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_773381

The inner light : sculpture by Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová / Robert Kehlmann

Author:
Kehlmann, Robert 1942-  Search this
Subject:
Libenský, Stanislav 1921-  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
xv, 97 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Czech Republic
Date:
2002
C2002
20th century
Topic:
Glass art--History  Search this
Artistic collaboration  Search this
Artist couples  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_774594

Stanislav Libenský, Jaroslava Brychtová : a 40-year collaboration in glass / edited by Susanne K. Frantz ; with contribution by Thomas S. Buechner ... [et al.]

Author:
Libenský, Stanislav 1921-  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava 1924-  Search this
Frantz, Susanne K  Search this
Buechner, Thomas S  Search this
Corning Museum of Glass  Search this
Uměleckoprůmyslové muzeum v Praze  Search this
Subject:
Libenský, Stanislav 1921-  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
223 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 30 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Czechoslovakia
Date:
1994
C1994
20th century
Topic:
Glass art--History  Search this
Artistic collaboration  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_774691

Stanislav Libenský, Jaroslava Brychtová / [texty, Jiří Šetlík, Milena Klasová, Susanne K. Frantz]

Author:
Libenský, Stanislav 1921-  Search this
Šetlík, Jiří  Search this
Klasová, Milena  Search this
Frantz, Susanne K  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava 1924-  Search this
Subject:
Libenský, Stanislav 1921-  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. (some col.) ; 24 x 26 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
2000
Call number:
NK5198.L52 A4 2000
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_780695

Stanislav Libensky, Jaroslava Brychtova

Author:
Scremini, Clara, Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Libenský, Stanislav 1921-  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
[70] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 x 25 cm
Type:
Books
Date:
1992
Call number:
NK5198.L52 A4 1992
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_785691

Stanislav Libenský, Jaroslava Brychtová : [tvorba z let 1945-1989 / katalog zpracovali, Sylva Petrová, Radomíra Sedláková a Václav Erben]

Author:
Libenský, Stanislav 1921-  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava 1924-  Search this
Petrová, Sylva  Search this
Sedláková, Radomíra  Search this
Erben, Václav  Search this
Národní galerie v Praze  Search this
Uměleckoprůmyslové muzeum v Praze  Search this
Svaz českých výtvarných umělců  Search this
Valdštejnská jízdárna  Search this
Subject:
Libenský, Stanislav 1921-  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
96 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm
Type:
Books
Exhibitions
Date:
1989
C1989
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_552377

Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová : paintings, drawings and sculpture / [catalogue by Kate Elliott and Katya Kohoutová Garrow]

Author:
Elliott Brown Gallery  Search this
Libenský, Stanislav 1921-  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava 1924-  Search this
Elliott, Kate  Search this
Garrow, Katya Kohoutová  Search this
Šetlík, Jiří  Search this
Subject:
Libenský, Stanislav 1921-  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
32 p. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 28 cm
Type:
Exhibitions
Place:
Czechoslovakia
Date:
1995
Topic:
Artistic collaboration  Search this
Call number:
N6834.5.L52 A4 1995
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_492544

S. Libensky, J. Brychtova / [text, Dan Klein, Nane Stern, Sylva Petrova]

Author:
Libenský, Stanislav 1921-  Search this
Klein, Dan  Search this
Clara Scremini Gallery  Search this
Subject:
Libenský, Stanislav 1921-  Search this
Brychtová, Jaroslava 1924-  Search this
Physical description:
[43] p. : ill. (some col.) ; 24 x 25 cm
Type:
Books
Place:
Czechoslovakia
Date:
1988
20th century
Topic:
Glass art  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_909602

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