Columbia Center for the Arts presents the film “My Glass Odyssey” with attending filmmaker John Waterman for the monthly Mt. Hood Independent Film series on Wednesday, Aug. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. This evening is slated to be full of gorgeous glass and conversation.
A reception for filmmaker John Waterman and glass artists starts at 7 p.m.; film at 7:30 p.m. There will be a Q&A with the filmmaker and artists immediately following the film. Andy Nichols’ glass piece “Spawning Salmon” will be raffled off that evening as well.
John Waterman was a printer with his own shop, yet had gotten involved in glass blowing for a few years. After his uncle passed away, he wanted to both run away and celebrate his life. So, selfishly, he packed up his car, joined by his four-legged buddy, Frito, and hit the road. His plan was simple: Drive west and meet a few glass artists along his way to Los Angeles. A six-week drive for Waterman turned into a six-month journey from glass artist to glass artist, studio to studio. What started out as diversions turned into a cathartic criss-crossing of the United States. He met friends he didn’t know he had. This country’s glass community carried him from coast to coast.
This film is not rated; Entry is by donation. Columbia Arts is located at 215 Cascade Ave. in downtown Hood River.