Pioneers of Silver Lake Art Community return to their original studio with an art exhibit hosted by MUSH
Ceramicist Robert Glover and Painter Bill Wheeler, return to the building at 1617 Silverlake Boulevard where they first launched their studios 50 years ago.
Robert Glover’s first experience with clay was at Chaffey Junior College under the inspired teaching of Tony Ivins. Awarded four yearly scholarships to the Los Angeles County Art Institute (Otis Art Institute) under mentors Peter Voulkos and Helen Watson. Graduated with an MFA in 1960 he began teaching at the Institute in 1962 and has recently retired after 39 years. Robert maintained the studio in the Silver Lake neighborhood for over 45 years and worked on commissions for private and commercial architectural clients.
Robert exhibited in solo and group shows at Janus Gallery and the Space Gallery in Los Angeles, Kitakyushu (Japan), New School (New York), and at museums in La Jolla, Laguna, San Francisco, Berkeley. New York and Los Angeles. His work has appeared in books and magazines such as, Leon Nigrosh, "Sculpting Clay" published by Davis Pub., Les Krantz, "American Artists: An Illustrated Survey of American contemporary Artists, John Conrad, "Contemporary Ceramics Techniques", Prentice/Hall, Art News, American Craft and reviews in the Los Angeles Times. Magazine photo essays have been published in Ceramics Monthly, Visions, ArtWeek, and Sculpture.
Robert moved to the desert in the fall of 2002 and in the spring of 2006, he began working at Silica Studios in Palm Springs.
Over the years, Silver Lake has become one of the nation’s most desirable destinations to visit and to live. The area continues to attract young, conscientious artists with unique talents from all over the world.
Dedicated to creating a bridge between old and new and preserving the legacy of the arts in Silver Lake, MUSH invites you to this momentous exhibit in honor of the history of the arts community in Silver Lake.
There's the interview with Bill and Bob before the exhibit.
(courtesy of Silver Lake History Collective)
Interviewers Jenifer Palmer-Lacy and Cheryl Revkin
Camera: Marco Larsen