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What does it feel like to do glass-blowing on a bright wintery morning?

“Ten out of 10!" said Susie '24, one of many Upper School students who created a glass vessel at the Chrysler Museum's Mobile Hot Glass Studio on February 22.

The art project, entitled Bottled Emotion, challenged Upper School students to pick an emotion that was released as they blew into a long tube connected to the hot glass globe, handled by glass artist Charlotte Potter Kasic--anxiety, fatigue, nostalgia, and joy were just a few that students mentioned as they took a turn. They watched as the glass gradually or rapidly inflated, each one a delicate and artistic surprise.

Botted Emotion has been performed around the world, including at the Rhode Island School of Design and Virginia Commonwealth University. The students' work is on display in the Perrel Art Gallery, part of the current exhibit that highlights Kasic's artistry. 

Kasic is executive director of The Barry Art Museum at Old Dominion University. Her exhibit will remain up in the Perrel Gallery until mid-March. The gallery is open to students and classes throughout the school day and to families after school hours when doors are open.  

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