Save the date March 21, 2020 at The Ostreum |Featured artist Mark Leputa
Tickets now available HERE
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.
Many thanks to this years sponsors for helping to make Vitro Moda 12 happen!
LeForce Entertainment | Cat City Grill | Cadilliac Wines
The Loop | Elevated Content | Cooksey Printing | Rent A Frog | Kim Dawson Agency | Jenine Galante
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.
Exposure from such shows has reached worldwide audiences. His International level work has been showcased at numerous art shows in Europe, as well as a solo exhibition titled ‘Looking Glass Self’ held
in Vught, Netherlands in February 2013 and in 2016, a second solo exhibition titled ‘Carving at a Glacial Pace’ held in Rotterdam, Netherlands. In 2017 Leputa would have his first solo museum exhibition, in the
Wiregrass Museum of Art in Dothan, Alabama, with ‘Full Circle: A Decade in the Deep South’ which showcased styles of work spanning a ten year period of his career. Most recently he completed a duo exhibition titled ‘Reveal(ations)’ with San Francisco based glass artist David Patchen which included collaborative works between both artists. Leputa aspires towards a clean, crisp body of work and continues to exhibit in the Netherlands and Belgium, as well as select galleries in the United States.