Meredith Wenzel - "Winged Watch Heart" Hanging Glass Sculpture

Meredith Wenzel - "Winged Watch Heart" Hanging Glass Sculpture
Item# 000958

Product Description

*Please note, each item is handcrafted so size and color will vary.

Watch Heart Story "These decorative glass hearts originated in Toledo, Ohio during the end of the 20th century to protect establish relationships (friends, family, and lovers) and to deter any inappropriate suitors from calling. According to the legend, our ancestors used to hang these Watch Hearts in windows to guard romance by warding off bad relationships, creepy blind dats, and unwanted advances. As a result of their dazzling color and their angelic wings these heart's aura is one of true love; and anything but true love will pass by the home."

Blown Glass

Approximately L 7 1/2" x W 2" x H 5"

Meredith Wenzel -Toledo Artist

Born July 9, 1951, Port Clinton, Ohio Education Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri. Associate of Arts, 1969 – 1971 Temple Abroad, Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy, 1971 – 1972 Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. BFA, 1973. MFA, 1975 (Printmaking). The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio. 1977 – 1981 Studied Glassblowing with Tom McGlauchlin, 1977 – 1980 Glassblowing workshop with Jack Schmidt, 1977 Glassblowing workshop with Paul Marioni, 1978 Glassblowing workshop with Richard Ritter, 1979 Glass cutting workshop with Franz Hoeller, 1981 Employment Instructor of Serigraphy, Buck’s Rock Work Camp, New Milford, Connecticut, 1974 Assistant – Litho Classes, Tyler School of Art, 1974 – 1975 Glassblower, Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky, Ohio, 1975 Supervisor and Program Developer for a children’s summer art class supported by the Ohio Arts Council held in Sandusky, Ohio, 1977 Assistant – Glass, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 1977 – 1980 Instructor – Stained Glass, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 1978 – 1980 Instructor – Glass Department, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1980 – 1981 Special Workshop Instructor, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio. The Paperweight: An Introduction to Glass, 1982. Two week glassblowing workshop for high school students, 1982 Selected Exhibitions Print Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, 1973 Small Sculpture and Drawing Show, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1973, 1974 Bradley National Print Show, Peoria, Illinois, 1975 Drawings/USA, St. Paul Museum, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1975 Traveling Schedule: Memphis Academy of Arts, September 1976 Florissant Valley College, October 1976 Flint Institute of Arts, January 1977 University of Tennessee, May 1977 Arkansas Art Center, August 1977 2nd National Exhibition of Works on Paper, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1976 58th - 61st Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 1976 - 1979 Young American Printmakers, Pratt Graphics Center, New York, New York, 1976 Purchase Award by Exxon Corporation. This exhibition circulated for two years under sponsorship of Exxon Corporation. 60th Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 1978 First Place – Glass Ohio Arts and Craftsmen Show, Massilon Museum, Massilon, Ohio, 1978

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