|Glass artist Molly Jackson, pictured at work at New Street Glass Studio recently,|
will exhibit her glass sculptures for the first time in the ArtsWorcester/Craft Center exhibition.
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Molly Jackson found considerable success with the jewelry she designed and made from glass. Britney Spears wore one of her bracelets in a music video. She made a glass crown for an Ozzy Osborne album cover. Her pieces were seen on catwalks at fashion week in New York, Los Angeles and Tokyo.
But when she wanted to transition from jewelry to making glass sculpture, she wasn't sure how or where to present her new work. Then she came across a call to artists that gave her confidence a boost. It was for an exhibition of work by younger artists, those born in 1975 or after.
"I had wanted to show my work for a while," said Jackson, of North Brookfield. "When I saw 1975 I thought, 'That's it. That's my sign.' It’s the year I was born."
Her sculpture will make its first gallery appearance along with the work of other younger artists from throughout Central Massachusetts in "Now! New Work, New Artists," a juried exhibition that marks the first ever collaboration between the Worcester Center for Crafts and ArtsWorcester. The show will run with work displayed at both venues from March 19 to April 16. It opened with slightly public receptions March 18 at the Craft Center, 25 Sagamore Road, and at ArtsWorcester, 660 Main St. Click here to read The Worcester Telegram and Gazette full article