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Local glassblowers have permanent fixture at MOWA

Sigwarth photo.

Douglas and Renée Sigwarth of Troy Township, were awarded the unique distinction of creating a permanent blown glass installation for the Museum of Wisconsin Art (MOWA) in West Bend.

The installation consists of 180 blown glass spheres arranged into three 18-foot structures suspended from the building's north facing "La Pointe." The Sigwarths installed their piece, "Interconnection," in the newly completed building last December.

The Sigwarths were commissioned by the James and Karen Hyde Foundation to create a large scale piece that would be a permanent fixture in the new location for MOWA.

The new facility broke ground in December of 2011 and will be open to the public on April 6, 2013.

In addition to their permanent installation, the Sigwarths are also participating in the opening exhibit "Antifragile: Contemporary Glass." Their piece consists of 15 wall mounted roundels titled, "Watercolors." For more information about the Museum of Wisconsin Art see

MOWA or Sigwarth Glass at Sigwarth