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This is a Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition catalog complete with high quality images of the glass works and a special foreward by artist, faculty member and writer Gary Justis. There is also an artist statement and brief resume of the exhibiting artist, Slate Grove.


About the Author

Slate Grove
slatejgrove Normal, IL USA
Growing up in the blue-collar town of Fort Dodge, IA, I was surrounded by hard work. Gypsum mills, Limestone quarries, meat packing plants and trucking companies provided the majority of jobs in town. Like many Midwestern towns, there was no shortage of strong willed, physical folks with impeccable work ethic to fill those jobs. The town depended upon factory work and the workers depended on each other. Many in my family were displaced when Hormel closed its Fort Dodge plant in the 1980’s and, more recently, when Electrolux decided to move their Iowa operation to a facility in Mexico. My art work focuses on the fragility and the invisibility of those who do service jobs daily. I attempt to elevate the ghostly memories of the character of people who raised me and who, I feel, deserve our unending reverence.

Publish Date  March 04, 2013

Dimensions  Standard Landscape  20 pgs Standard Paper

Category  Fine Art

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