*Please note, each item is handcrafted so size and color will vary.
Watch Heart Story
"These decorative glass hearts originated in Toledo, Ohio during the end of the 20th century to protect establish relationships (friends, family, and lovers) and to deter any inappropriate suitors from calling. According to the legend, our ancestors used to hang these Watch Hearts in windows to guard romance by warding off bad relationships, creepy blind dats, and unwanted advances. As a result of their dazzling color and their angelic wings these heart's aura is one of true love; and anything but true love will pass by the home."
L 7 1/2" x W 2" x H 5"
Meredith Wenzel -Toledo Artist
Born July 9, 1951, Port Clinton, Ohio
Cottey College, Nevada, Missouri. Associate of Arts, 1969 1971
Temple Abroad, Tyler School of Art, Rome, Italy, 1971 1972
Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
BFA, 1973. MFA, 1975 (Printmaking).
The Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio. 1977 1981
Studied Glassblowing with Tom McGlauchlin, 1977 1980
Glassblowing workshop with Jack Schmidt, 1977
Glassblowing workshop with Paul Marioni, 1978
Glassblowing workshop with Richard Ritter, 1979
Glass cutting workshop with Franz Hoeller, 1981
Instructor of Serigraphy, Bucks Rock Work Camp, New Milford, Connecticut, 1974
Assistant Litho Classes, Tyler School of Art, 1974 1975
Glassblower, Cedar Point Amusement Park, Sandusky, Ohio, 1975
Supervisor and Program Developer for a childrens summer art class supported by the Ohio Arts Council held in Sandusky, Ohio, 1977
Assistant Glass, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 1977 1980
Instructor Stained Glass, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 1978 1980
Instructor Glass Department, Tyler School of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1980 1981
Special Workshop Instructor, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio. The Paperweight: An Introduction to Glass, 1982.
Two week glassblowing workshop for high school students, 1982
Print Exhibition, Cheltenham Art Center, Cheltenham, Pennsylvania, 1973
Small Sculpture and Drawing Show, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana, 1973, 1974
Bradley National Print Show, Peoria, Illinois, 1975
Drawings/USA, St. Paul Museum, St. Paul, Minnesota, 1975
Traveling Schedule: Memphis Academy of Arts, September 1976
Florissant Valley College, October 1976
Flint Institute of Arts, January 1977
University of Tennessee, May 1977
Arkansas Art Center, August 1977
2nd National Exhibition of Works on Paper, Springfield, Massachusetts, 1976
58th - 61st Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 1976 - 1979
Young American Printmakers, Pratt Graphics Center, New York, New York, 1976
Purchase Award by Exxon Corporation. This exhibition circulated for two years under sponsorship of Exxon Corporation.
60th Annual Toledo Area Artists Exhibition, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, Ohio, 1978
First Place Glass
Ohio Arts and Craftsmen Show, Massilon Museum, Massilon, Ohio, 1978
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