Artist Talks

Artist talks are free and open to all ages. Coffees, smoothies, beer, wine and snacks are available in the STARworks Café and Taproom. Tommy Edwards & Fiddlin’ Al McCanless Live at the Café following artist talks.

John MOran and Jackie Polofka

Thursday, May 23, 5:30pm

John Moran

John Moran’s work reflects his interests in politics, philosophy, religion and human social behavior meshed with his sense of humor and a touch of altruism. He has an MFA from Illinois State University. In 2009, he was awarded a Creative Glass Center of America Fellowship at Wheaton Arts. The following year, he was invited to IKA Mechelen, Belgium as a resident artist and guest instructor. John's work has been exhibited in the United States and abroad. 


Jackie Polofka

Jackie Polofka is a STARworks Glass production glassblower. She was born and raised in northwest Ohio and holds a BFA in three-dimensional studies from Bowling Green State University. Before joining the STARworks team, Jackie worked at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY and the Chrysler Museum of Art Glass Studio in Norfolk, VA. She has shown her work in multiple exhibitions, most notably in the Momentum Juried Exhibition in Toledo, OH in 2017 and was awarded third place in the Glass Arts Society International Student Online Exhibition in 2016.