Exhibit to highlight Tulane’s glass program _lowres

Photo provided by the St. Tammany Art Association -- Gene Koss' glass art will be featured in a show at the St. Tammy Art Association in Covington.

The St. Tammany Art Association’s February exhibit, “Tulane Contemporary Glass,” will spotlight the energy and influence behind the Tulane/Newcomb College Glass Art program and its director, Gene Koss, beginning with an opening reception at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, at the association, 320 N. Columbia St., Covington.

The show runs through April 2, and admission is free.

The exhibit will feature works by professors, graduate students and former students of the glass art program at Tulane, which has inspired and shaped the New Orleans’ glass art movement. Featured artists are Gene Koss, Dan Alley, Christopher Gray, Weston Lambert, Andrew Ledford, Dakota Moe, Devon Murphy, Francine Judd Stock and Lisa Tahir.

After obtaining his master’s degree in fine art from Temple University, Gene Koss began teaching at Tulane with the intention of elevating glass to fine art.

At the time, Tulane was one of the first universities in the country to include hot glass in its fine arts curriculum. Koss has headed the program since 1976, and the school’s studio has become a world-class facility with 12,000 square feet of work space and nearly 80 students in its undergraduate and graduate programs.

Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.

For information, visit sttammanyartassociation.org.