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.

About Samford University – Samford University is a premier nationally ranked private university deeply rooted in its Christian mission. Founded in 1841, Samford is the 87th oldest institution of higher education in the United States. U.S. News & World Report ranks Samford 4th among regional universities in the South. Samford enrolls 5,619 students from 44 states, the District of Columbia and 29 other countries in its 10 academic units: arts, arts and sciences, business, divinity, education, health professions, law, nursing, pharmacy, and public health. Samford also fields 17 NCAA Division I teams that compete in the tradition-rich Southern Conference.