2008 Hugh F. McKean Public Lecture

The Morse is pleased to present, in association with Arts at Rollins College, artist Joseph Rossano as our Public Lecture speaker in 2008.

Mr. Rossano’s lecture, “In Tiffany’s Steps — A Contemporary Glass Artist’s Journey,” will be held Tuesday, March 11, at 7:30 p.m. in the Tiedtke Concert Hall on the Rollins College campus. A free reception will immediately follow the lecture.

In his evolution as an artist, Mr. Rossano has worked with such contemporary glass masters as Lino Tagliapietra and Dale Chihuly and for such famous glass workshops as Waterford Crystal in Ireland. These experiences influenced his own approach to glassworking, and yet it was Louis Comfort Tiffany’s glass that first impressed Rossano as a boy. Rossano, who grew up in Long Island, New York, today walks in the steps of Tiffany and the succession of glass artists who have continued the progression and acceptance of glass as an art form. Rossano will share his personal journey as an artist, providing anecdotes and perspective from the places he has worked, the personalities he has known, and the ideas that have shaped him.

The lecture will take place in John M. Tiedtke Concert Hall on the Rollins campus; parking is available the SunTrust Parking Garage in Winter Park, which is accessed via Lyman or Comstock avenues off of Park Avenue.

The Arts at Rollins College brings together the nationally recognized Annie Russell Theatre, Cornell Fine Arts Museum, Winter with the Writers, and Winter Park Bach Festival Society with the college’s programs in art, dance, film, music, theater and writing.