A distinguished glass artist, art professor Katherine Gray was selected as a Fellow of the American Craft Council and serves as a resident evaluator on the Netflix show “Blown Away.” Gray’s work ranges from blown glass to elaborate installations of found glass. Her immersive work draws on rich traditions of glass blowing, fearless experimentation, and a fascination with glass as both a visual and experiential encounter. Her work can be found in the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Tacoma Museum of Glass, among others.
"Blown Away," which originally aired in Canada, is hosted by pop-science YouTuber Nick Uhas, who has also appeared on “America’s Got Talent” and “Big Brother.” It features 10 master artisans who are given an art or design challenge each episode, with one contestant eliminated each time. Season two featured CSUSB MFA alumna Nao Yamamoto as a contestant.
Throughout March, CSUSB is holding a series of virtual events honoring the accomplishments of womxn in celebration of Womxn’s History Month. Nationally, Womxn’s History Month is celebrated during the month of March. It began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California. At CSUSB we intentionally spell womxn with an X as an objection to the patriarchal idea that womxn are an extension to men and the inclusion of all womxn go beyond just cis-women.