Paul Sires has exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the United States and abroad, including the Phoenix Museum, the Cleveland Museum, and the Pallazzo Venezia in Rome. Sires is the recipient of fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council, the Ohio Arts Council, and the NEA. He received his MFA from the Cranbrook Academy of Art.
Selected public commissions include Trammel Crow, Bank of America, Edifice Inc., Arts and Science Council of Charlotte, North Carolina Museum of History, Duke Power Co., the Toledo Radisson, and the uptown Charlotte Arena. Selected collections include the Mint Museum of Art, Hearst Corporation, Georgia State University, Butler Institute of American Art, Elon College, and SAS Institute.
“In this body of work, I try to express an elegant essence with the use of historical forms and the interaction of natural materials.” – JPS
April Wagner began creating glass artworks while finishing her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at the College for Creative Studies (CCS) in Detroit, MI. Her knowledge of centering, form, thickness, and balance by mastering the medium of clay made the transition to hot glass as her favored medium in 1992 . In addition to CCS, the she studied at New York Experimental Glass in Brooklyn, NY. Wagner also attended Alfred University in Alfred NY and Interlochen Arts Academy in Interlochen, MI.
Her world class glass studio was built by Fred Metz, who built the studios for internationally acclaimed maestros Lino Tagliapietra, Dale Chihuly, and the Corning Museum.
Wagner’s sculptural works have attracted the attention of numerous galleries, designers, and public and private collectors. Her works reside in several collections including the White House Collection, Washington, DC; General Motor’s World Headquarters, Detroit, MI; and Strategic Staffing Solutions, Detroit, MI.