Save the date March 21, 2020 at The Ostreum
Vitro Moda is our way of uniting the exciting creation of glass (Vitro) and fashion (Moda) into a very unique fundraiser. Each year, we transform a venue into a New York runway. The event begins with a silent auction of glass art that has been donated by participating artists. Couture models then walk the catwalk with the best of glass art created by glass artisans from all over the United States. Pieces that are featured during the runway show are for sale at its conclusion.
The event includes great food, libations, and a silent auction of nothing but glass.
Vitro Moda supports SiNaCa Studios’ mission to provide North Texans an opportunity to experience glass art through events, education and community programs. 100% of silent auction proceeds and 50% of sales of featured runway pieces will benefit SiNaCa Studios.
We are excited to announce that Mark Leputa will be our featured artist for this years Vitro Moda!
For Mark, the greatest sense of self-satisfaction and pride are found in the creation process.
Not until a short holiday to New Zealand in 2004 did Mark finally submit to his longing of being a full-time artist when he discovered the medium he had long been seeking – glass.
The heat, the fire, the seemingly liquid state that this material is worked at entranced him. This period of his life marked a turning point and nothing has been the same since. The short holiday turned into a three-year apprenticeship. During this time he was able to define a body of work where simplicity, purity of form, and negative space is merged to meet harmony. In 2007 Mark returned to the United States to further his knowledge and skills of the material, finding a home in Alabama at Orbix Hot Glass. Taking residency in Alabama has brought tremendous artistic growth allowing him the opportunity to exhibit at the prestigious SOFA International Expo. He has also represented Alabama as a NICHE Award in 2010 and in 2012 was awarded a fellowship grant by the Alabama Council of the Arts.