The ancient art of stained glass has been practiced for centuries, and Milwaukee-based artist Melissa Janda has been at it for 20 years. She shows us how she combines contemporary painting techniques with traditional stained-glass artistry to illustrate her true love of glass.
Glass blowing requires intense focus and attention to detail because of the delicate material. Steven Monser, a glass artist from Central Florida, works quickly but with patience in an effort to keep his glass canvas at a consistent 2,100 degrees.
Reynoldsburg’s latest offer to its teachers is getting a lot of attention. The city’s school board would replace automatic teacher raises with merit pay and bonuses. And it would replace the district’s health insurance plan with individual cash payments. The plan has caught the attention of labor experts, school administrators and teachers unions.
The 161st Ohio State Fair opens this morning. Farm animals, homemade pies and the butter cows will of course be part of the fair. And vendors will also sell some new fair food featuring bacon and bugs.