(updated December 28th 2011)
This year Richard's work can be seen in the following exhibitions:
Murrinis within a Crystal Matrix: the Poetic Glassworks of Richard Ritter
With Cameron Art Museum
November 30th, 2011 - April 1st 2012
Honored as a 2011 North Carolina Living Treasure, glass artist Richard Ritter is celebrated in this exhibition revealing his complex murrini process; a technically intensive development of complex patterns and decorations. Murrinis first reached a high level of sophistication in ancient Mesopotamia and Egypt and are still seen today in the millefiori glass of Italy.
Sponsored in part by the William Madison Randall Library at the University of North Carolina Wilmington
This project was supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources
Cameron Art Museum
3201 South 17th Street
Wilmington, NC 28412
Fire on the Mountain: Studio Glass in Western North Carolina
With Asheville Art Museum
January 14th 2012 - May 8th 2012
Fire on the Mountain will examine the early history of the Studio Glass movement and its ties to Western North Carolina. It will provide an overview of the aesthetic and technical developments during this period, particularly as it relates to the artists who live and work in the region.
2 South Pack Sq.
Asheville, NC 28802
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