This statewide apprentice program for contemporary craft practitioners offers concentrated peer-to-peer learning experiences for apprentices who demonstrate a commitment to further their abilities as specialized craft practitioners through this opportunity to foster a significant relationship with a master artist. The program celebrates the role of the master/apprentice relationship as a way to generate creative entrepreneurship through the cultural sector. And Linda Perrin of Atlantic Art Glass is happy to be recognized for accomplishemnts to this end in her long career as a glass artist in the state of Maine.
Jacquelyn Jenson a recent graduate of College of the Atlantic was chosen as Linda's apprentice.
To close the program, all artists participate in an exhibition at a highly attended venue. Maine Magazine is the 2016 exclusive magazine sponsor of the program’s inaugural exhibition Masters & Apprentices: Work from Maine’s Craft Apprentice Program, on view at LAArts October 6-November 7, 2016 and featuring work created by master and apprentice artists in 2016. The public is invited to an opening reception for the exhibition from 4-7pm on October 6.
Kenneth Perrin and Linda Chruscielski-Perrin met in San Francisco, CA. They met in a class at the SF City College. Ken wore a maroon sweater and there was a small earthquake when their eyes met, “there you are”, she thought. He smiled. They would go on to cheer each other in all manner of creative pursuits. Finally leading to a life in a hot-shop, on the coast of Maine. A place they own and created from blowing bubbles. A studio/school and gallery they call Atlantic Art Glass.