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5AbeautiulexampleoarecentworkbyglassMaestroLinoTagliapietrahasbeenaddedtotheMuseumscollection.LinoTagliapietrahasbeencalledthegreatestglassblowerworkingto-day.RecentlytherstcomprehensiveretrospectiveexhibitionandscholarlyexaminationoTagliapietrasworkwasorganizedbytheMuseumoGlassTacomaWashington.InhercatalogueorthatexhibitiontitledLinoTagliapietraInRetrospectAModernRenaissanceinItalianGlassSusanneK.FrantzwritesTagliapietrabecametherstMuranoartisttoexperi-encewidespreadinternationalrecognitionparticularlyintheUnitedStates.Hecombinestechniquesthatarerootedinthethousand-year-oldVenetianglassmakingtraditionandbringsreshandcreativeperspectivestoartinglass.Tagliapietrasworkstandswithinthegrandesttraditionothedecorativeartsanhonoreddisciplineounabashedbeautyandexquisitecrats-manship.Linosinfuencehasbeenprooundandhehasbeeninstru-mentalintheexchangeoartisticideasandglassblowingtech-niquesbetweenItalyandtheUnitedStates.Beginningin1994aterretiringromteachingworkingormanyItalianDesignrmsandcollaboratingwithindividualartistsTagliapietrabe-ganconcentratingonhisowndesigns.Hemakeseverypieceohisworkhimselwithacoregroupoassistantsandturning80thisyearhasnotslowedhimdown.OtherImportantRecentAcquisitionsGiftsWadeSchumanAmericanb.1962Untitled1988.Oiloncanvas60x60irregular.GitoMrs.FredericM.Chacker.CoreenMarySpellmanAmerican1905-1978RuinsSpruceTreeHouseMesaVerdeColoradolate1930s.Lithographplate8x1012ramed1612x19x114.GitoHarveyD.PeytonAdditionalpurchasesDonPendletonAmericanb.1970HarlequinPeglegBlackBeautySoloist4Skateboarddecks42013.Maplescreen-printed.DesignedbyDonPendletonandcutconstructedandscreenprintedbyPennswoodManuacturingOilCityPennsylvania.MuseumPurchaseDonPendletonAmericanb.1970Mutability2013.Screen-print18x24.DesignedbyDonPendletonprintedbyPosterChildPrintsLosAngelesCA.MuseumPurchase.RecentAcquisitionsLinoTagliapietraItalianb.1934Fortuny2013.14.75x14.75x7.25inchesColoredglassandcanesmultipleencalmicarved.FundsprovidedbytheFitzpatrickSocietytheDonaldB.HarperEndowmentFund.2014.ImagecourtesyoHawkGalleriesColumbusOhio.GiftsPurchases