Michael Hengler's 2013 summer begun with a 3-month fellowship from the Creative Glass Center of America at the Wheaton Arts' Cultural Center in Millville, New Jersey. During this time, developed different ideas and experimented with new techniques to make several bodies of work.
Mike Souza. Souza specializes in lab glass, a skill that Michael will bring to share with the UH community.
website address. Although the ocean tide failed to carry the sets out to
sea, an accommodating life guard volunteered to paddle the heavy and cumbersome sets
into the rip current on his surfboard, one by one, and left to drift on their own. Two of the sets have been found and both
finders contacted Michael. Inspired by the artwork, one of them donated his find to the Mayor of Lower Township, New Jersey. One edition of "Buoy & Boat" is now permanently displayed in their City Hall. The Cape May County Herald wrote about the project.
Paul Stankard, internationally renowned glass paperweight maker.
As the Summer draws to a close Michael brings all his newly acquired expertise back to UH.
After nearly two years of planning, coordinating and heavy lifting, Michael revives UH Manoa's Science Glass Lab and begins to offer scientific glass services to the university and beyond, as well as teach a section of ART 130 through Outreach College. There is still room in the class if you want to sign up!!