Marathon Center exhibits Hawkes Crystal
FINDLAY — The Marathon Center for the Performing Arts is hosting “Hawkes Crystal: On the Cutting Edge of Brilliance,” an exhibition that celebrates the first anniversary of the new trademark collection of Hawkes Crystal. The exhibition runs through Nov. 9 in The Fisher/Wall Gallery.
The exhibition traces the history of Hawkes crystal from its inception in 1880 to the distinctive beauty of the designs created and hand-cut today by master brilliant crystal cutter and designer Aidan J. Scully.
For 82 years, T.G. Hawkes & Co. was at the forefront of the brilliant cut crystal industry in the United States. Scully and his business partners opened Hawkes Crystal Gallery at 207 S. Washington St. in June 2016, after they purchased and reregistered the Hawkes trademark.
The exhibition traces the history of Hawkes crystal in America and features vintage, 19th century pieces created by T.G. Hawkes & Co. alongside original, modern designs by Scully. He is a native of County Cork, Ireland, and studied under master cutter Edward Flavin. To date, Scully is one of only a few master brilliant cutters and designers working in the United States.
The Hawkes Crystal design mission is to reintroduce and contemporize the artform of American brilliant cut crystal.
The Fisher/Wall Art Gallery is on the third floor of The Marathon Center and is open 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Monday-Friday and prior to select performances. Admission is free.
To schedule a private group event in The Fisher/Wall Art Gallery during the Hawkes Crystal exhibition, call (419) 423-2787.