Volume 38, Issue 1, January 2003



February 2-7, 2003
AAMA 66th Annual Meeting
Sponsored by AAMA.
Sheraton Maui-Kaanapali Beach Resort.
Lahaina, Hawaii.
Contact: AAMA at 847/303-5664.

February 13-15, 2003
Glass Expo Hawaii™ ’02
Sponsored by USGlass magazine.
Outrigger Wailea Resort.
Maui, Hawaii.
Contact: USGlass at 540/720-5584.

February 9-11, 2003
Building Envelope Contractors Conference
Sponsored by GANA.
Luxor Las Vegas Hotel and Casino.
Las Vegas, Nev.
Contact: GANA at 785/271-0208.

February 26-27, 2003
Insulating Glass Certification 
Council (IGCC) Board of Governors, 
Certification Committee & Participants’ Meetings
Sponsored by IGCC.
Hilton Airport Westshore, Tampa, Fla.
Contact: IGCC at 315/646-2234.

March 12-14, 2003
GlassBuild America
Sponsored by the National Glass 
Association (NGA), GANA AAMA.
Georgia World Congress Center.
Atlanta, Ga.
Contact: NGA at 703/442-4890.

March 13-15, 2003
AEC Annual Meeting
Sponsored by AEC.
Hyatt Regency Lake Las Vegas Resort.
Las Vegas, Nev.
Contact: AEC at 847/526-2010.

April 1-2, 2003
Glass Fabrication 2003: 
Insulating, Laminating and 
Tempering Educational Seminar
Sponsored by GANA. 
Radisson O’Hare Hotel.
Rosemont (Chicago), Ill.
Contact: GANA at 785/271-0208.

April 9-11, 2003
CSI Show – Construct America
McCormick Place.
Chicago, Ill.
Contact: 800/689-2900 ext. 4772.

Reviews & Previews

Vitrum Returns To Milan For Its Thirteenth Year

The 13th installment of the Vitrum show will be back in Milan, Italy, June 25 through 28, 2003, with a show that organizers expect to be even bigger and better than its last appearance in 2001. Originally taking place at the Fiera Milano Portello pavilions 14I, 15I and 16I, this year’s show will utilize the upstairs facilities of these pavilions as well, to satisfy the need for extra space due to new applications for participation.

The international exhibition is a mainstay for companies related to flat, bent and hollow glass machinery, as well as equipment and plants and products used in glass manufacturing and processing. Two years ago more than 421 exhibitors showcased their wares for an attendance list that topped off at 16, 284 visitors from 78 countries.

The four days scheduled for Vitrum will be packed with meetings, discussions and plenty of time for experiencing all the fascinating options currently advancing the glass processing industry.

Celebration Of Glass to be Held in Louisville
Contemporary art glass will be taking over Louisville, Ky., from April to July, as the city celebrates Celebration of Glass 2003. Glassworks, the Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery, the Louisville Visual Art Association and the Speed Art Museum have teamed to make the event possible.

The celebration will include an exhibit called “Dale Chihuly: Baskets,” which was inspired by woven Indian baskets seen at the Washington State Historical Museum. Chihuly’s signature series will also be featured at Glassworks under the exhibit title “Dale Chihuly: New Works.” The exhibition is scheduled from April 21 through July 25, 2003.

The Kentucky Art and Craft Gallery will celebrate the grand opening of its new building with “The Glass Vessel: An International Invitational,” an exhibition featuring the glasswork of more than 50 artists from around the world chosen to produce new works specifically for this exhibition. The exhibit will run from April 4 through June 29, 2003.

Throughout the celebration, Glassworks will be showing a variety of demonstrations by recognized glass artists including Dante Marioni of Seattle, Richard Jolley of Knoxville, Tenn., and Klaus Moje of Australia. All demonstrations will be free and open to the public.


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