On Tuesday, May 17, at noon AACG will host an online program featuring artist Michael Meilhan.Meilahn’s work has been exhibited and collected in museums across the United States and internationally.
Meilhan's work is currently the subject of an amazing solo exhibition at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah, Wisconsin. Titled Primordial Shift and the Art of Michael Meilahn, a Retrospective, this exhibition tracks Meilhan's artist trajectory from the 1970s to present day, spanning three galleries within the museum. The core of the exhibition is an immersive multimedia installation, Primordial Shift, that intertwines the artist’s investigation into crop production, genetic food modification, and the ancient history of corn.
Meilhan discovered glassblowing at the University of Wisconsin River Falls and then studied with German glass legend Erwin Eisch. After a year in the Peace Corps in Bolivia working alongside indigenous cultures and learning their agricultural traditions, he earned a Masters in Art at Illinois State University and then returned to the family farm to work the land, build a studio, and create with glass.
The program is free and open to all, with pre-registration here.