Dafna Kaffeman creates exquisitely crafted plant replicas from glass using the bench-top technique of flameworking, or lampworking. Join us for an evening with Dafna at the Perry Glass Studio. She will discuss her process and her work currently on view at the Museum in the exhibition, If You Thirst for a Homeland: Flame-worked glass by Dafna Kaffeman.
The botanical specimens reflect the natural world of Dafna’s homeland in Israel. Each plant has its own environmental, cultural, historical, or religious significance that the artist draws upon to craft a poignant message about violence and the fragility of human life.
Free for Museum members / $5 for non-members
Free Demonstrations: Dafna will demo her flameworking process Friday through Sunday from 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2:30–5 p.m. No tickets necessary.
The lecture is presented in partnership with the Jewish Community Relations Council of the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater, Simon Family JCC, and Community Partners’ 11th Annual Israel Today Series. The Visiting Artist Series is supported in part by the Rutter Family Art Foundation.