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Rhode Island Artist Art Glass Installation at Local Courthouse

Summer: One of four screens inspired by Rhode Island wetland habitats through the seasons.
Posted 9/15/10

(Warwick, RI) Paul Housberg, an artist specializing in site specific and architecturally integrated works in glass recently unveiled an installation for the Governor Philip W. Noel Judicial Complex (formerly the Kent County Courthouse) in Warwick, RI.

Mr. Housberg creates art glass installations for hospitality, corporate, healthcare, and civic environments. Housberg stands true to the ideal that civic architecture should reflect the dignity, culture, and values of society, and therefore any permanent art displayed in that environment should have a timeless quality, be accessible to the public, and be an extension of the architectural intent. And, to truly be a legacy for future generations, it should be durable and low maintenance.

Paul Housberg’s work for the Noel Judicial Complex was inspired by the architecture and its references to water and wetlands. The kilnformed art glass has both color and texture and extends the water and wetlands theme in the form of four screens, one for each floor. Although not intended to be literal landscapes, these screens evoke the seasonal changes experienced in Rhode Island and wetland habitats.

Hailing from Jamestown, RI, Paul Housberg is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design. Internationally trained and recognized for his innovative glassworking technologies, Housberg says, “My approach is to use glass in a manner that expresses its materiality and refractive properties. If the work offers a momentary experience of repose or transcendence in a chaotic environment, then I feel I’ve been successful. “

Housberg’s work for the Governor Philip W. Noel Judicial Complex was commissioned by the Rhode Island Judiciary through the Rhode Island Art for Public Facilities Program of the Rhode Island State Council on the Arts, 2010.

For more information regarding Mr. Housberg and his work, please contact:

Paul Housberg (Artist/Owner, Glass Project Inc.) 401-560-0880 |


Carla McLaughlin


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