Artist Gregory Euclide uses Corning® Gorilla® Glass Markerboards to Create New Masterpieces

You know that Corning® Gorilla® Glass is tough, yet beautiful, but did you know it’s beautiful enough to be used as a canvas for a work of art?  On Friday, July 25, 2014, Gregory Euclide, a well know contemporary artist who has incorporated markerboards into his mixed media forum, traveled to the home of Corning Incorporated’s headquarters, Corning, NY, to create two masterpieces on Gorilla Glass markerboards.Euclide spent the day at a local arts organization, 171 Cedar Arts Center in Corning, painting a 3’ x 5’ Gorilla Glass markerboard with sumi ink.

Because of the non-porous, optically clear properties of Gorilla Glass, Euclide was able to effectively achieve his desired aesthetic.

“This application of a Corning Gorilla Glass markerboard truly shows the product’s versatility,” said Tara Dowdell, Program Director of Large Cover Glass at Corning Incorporated. “Here we see Gorilla Glass transcend its traditional use as a cover glass for consumer electronic devices and large-scale applications and become an ideal canvas for a museum-quality work of art. This showcases how Gorilla Glass is being used in new and innovative ways.”

After creating the large-scale piece during the day, Euclide painted a smaller Gorilla Glass markerboard in front of hundreds of people that evening at the 171 Cedar Arts Artful Raffle. The painting was then raffled off to benefit the arts organization in its mission to enrich the community by offering excellent arts instruction, exhibiting artists, and presenting live performances.

“It was thrilling to watch Gregory Euclide work in the studio throughout the day, and he provided a unique visual art performance for our guests,” said Lynn Dates, Executive Director, 171 Cedar Arts Center in Corning, NY. “This was the first time I had witnessed a painting being made on a markerboard surface, and I hoped that friends of the Center would want to see his unique style being played out on a surface that we have all become enamored with. He really helped drive attendance at our fundraiser, and one of our lucky guests now owns a significant piece of artwork – so generously gifted from Gregory.”

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