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  Martin A. Dege

Artist Management    Glass    

Mark ECKSTRAND (USA)


Presentation of works of American gLass artists in the GALLERY XX


The acquaintance of NGO Culture Artfact with world-famous American glass artist Mark Eckstrand took place after the first shooting of the LTV and SEB Bank’s project ‘Vertas milijono’ (Worth a Million), where the idea of promoting the glass art in Lithuania was presented. Aiming at demonstrating the possibilities of the glass art outdoors and in modern interior more forcibly, two photo albums of impressive works of Mr. Dale Chihuly, an American called ‘the God of glass’, were introduced to the honourable commission and members of the board of the TV project. The albums were delivered as a Christmas gift by the famous artist’s office in 2006. In the process of collecting information and aiming at implementing the fragile dream, my ways have once again brought me to my hometown Panevėžys. A new acquaintance with another famous American glass artist, Mr. Mark Eckstrand, supplemented the string of ideas and invoked some new ideas of cultural cooperation in promoting the art of glass. Having set a studio and his home in Panevėžys, the artist Mark Eckstrand celebrated his fifty-fourth birthday on the 4th of March 2008. On that occasion, personal exhibition of the author’s works was opened in the Gallery XX of Lithuanian Artists’ Association (Laisvės sq. 7, Panevėžys). The exhibition will be open on 7th to 20th March 2008. You are kindly welcome to visit it!

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