Posted by David Pashkow on Dec 29, 2017
Located in a former tire shop in the heart of Barrio Santa Rosa, just south of Downtown, Sonoran Glass School is a hidden gem. Founded in 2001 by glass artists Tom Philabaum and Dave Klein, the school has grown to be the only full-service, nonprofit glass arts education facility in the Southwest, offering classes to established and emerging artists from five to eighty-five. Executive Director, Lynn Davis, will give us a virtual tour of Sonoran Glass School and offer an overview of the different glass mediums taught there. You’ll discover why Tucson has a special place on the American Studio Glass map.
Biography - Lynn Davis
Lynn Davis is Executive Director of Sonoran Glass School. She brings 16 years of non-profit administration and fine arts management experience to her position, having previously worked as director of Arts & Culture at the Tucson JCC; director of the DNA Shoah Project at the University of Arizona; director of Community Relations and Volunteer Resources for Child & Family Resources; and director of both El Presidio and Eric Firestone Galleries. She is a graduate of the University of California Santa Barbara with degrees in French Literature and Political Science.
Lynn has twice been nominated for a Lumie Award in the category of Arts Administrator and was recently named as one of On Media’s local Arts Heroes. She is a member of the Tucson Handweavers & Spinners Guild and sits on the board of the Arts Foundation for Tucson and Southern Arizona.