July 28, 2016 @ 11:30 am – 1:00 pm America/New York Timezone

opalwhiteagateRick Mills, an American glass artist who was born and raised in Marion, Ohio will be the speaker today. Marion Noon Kiwanis meets in Marion Public Library, 445 E. Church Street, 11:30am.

Rick received his bachelor of fine art degree in sculpture from Ohio State University , where the art department reopened its glass program in 1980, during Mills last semester. He moved to Hawaii in 1981 and earned a master of fine art degree, also in sculpture, from the University of Hawaii. 

Mills created a large glass frieze for the Hawaii Convention Center that was commissioned by the Hawaii State Foundation on Culture and the Arts. The Glasmuseet Ebeltoft (Ebeltoft, Denmark), the Hawaii State Art Museum, the Honolulu Museum of Art, the Museum of American Glass (Millville, New Jersey), the Royal College of Art (London), and the University of Hawaii at Manoa are among the public collections holding sculptures by Rick Mills.