Awards and Recognition
Glen’s art has been recognized and commended in many ways.
For instance, Governor Snyder gave Glen’s carvings as gifts on his first foreign trade mission to Asia. Click here to read more!
He received The Michigan Heritage Award from the Michigan Traditional Arts Program in 2001. Glen has been a guest artist at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, The National Folk Festival, The Michigan Festival and many similar events.
His work has been featured in several books, including “Hands Across Michigan” by Alan R. Kamuda, “The Traveler’s Guide to American Crafts” by Suzanne Charmichael, and “Crafts of America” by Constance Stapleton.
Glen’s carvings have been featured many times in broadcast and print media, both statewide and across the nation. His carvings have also been displayed in various galleries and exhibitions.
Yet with all this recognition and acclaim, Glen is amused and humbled when he remembers a Swedish artist at a festival. The young man watched intently while Glen worked. Finally he said, “Some people do this carving in Sweden but not as good.” Glen beamed and thanked him but then the Swede added, “Our wood isn’t as good!”
So here’s to good wood and good carving; please enjoy what you see here.