Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass (AACG) Residency Artist Dan Alexander has been working with glass for 17 years. He was always interested in art, history, nature, and creating. After seeing glass being made for the first time he knew this was a trade he had to master. He attended Kent State University and received a BFA-Glass Concentration. In college he was able to further explore glass as an artistic medium while being introduced to other materials, history, color theory, and composition. Post graduation, he studied with some of the top glass artists in the field today and even worked in Murano, Italy. He also spent several years working for the Corning Museum of Glass where he held the Lead Gaffer position. This job required him to demonstrate traditional techniques, educate an audience on the science/history of glass, and work with internationally known artists and designers.