Posted by Mary Wimberley on 2009-01-26

Work by Birmingham glass artist Sam Cornman will be on display in the Samford University Art Gallery Feb. 4 through March 13.

He will also instruct Samford art students in hands-on workshops at Bear Creek Glass, where he is artist in residence.

Cornman, a graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology's School of American Crafts, has also studied at the Corning Museum of Glass Studio in New York State and the Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. He moved to Alabama in 2004.

His blown-glass artworks are represented in collections in Germany, New York, Japan and Birmingham.

Cornman's Samford show is presented as part of the school's Visiting Visual Artist Series.

Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m., weekdays. The public is invited free of charge.

Samford is a leading Christian university offering undergraduate programs grounded in the liberal arts with an array of nationally recognized graduate and professional schools. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th-oldest institution of higher learning in the United States. The Wall Street Journal ranks Samford 1st nationally for student engagement and U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 66th in the nation for best undergraduate teaching and 104th nationally for best value. Samford enrolls 5,683 students from 47 states and 19 countries in its 10 academic schools: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy and public health. Samford fields 17 athletic teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference, and ranks 3rd nationally for its Graduation Success Rate among all NCAA Division I schools.