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Great Lakes Paperweights publishes news releases relevant to our initiatives such as the development of GLP and The Johne Parsley Legacy Project.  Comprehensive feature articles and historical documents may also be viewed. Watch for updates!

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GLP's First ZOOM Experience Comes To You
New On View - Conversation with Joan Parsley
JULY 8, 2021, Milwaukee, WI . . . JOHNE PARSLEY LEGACY PROJECT
Dear GLP Subscribers.  If you weren't able to attend our first ZOOM webinar with the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass, here's The Johne Parsley Legacy Project lecture given by Joan Parsley.  
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BERGSTROM-MAHLER MUSEUM OF GLASS
New On View – Talk with Joan Parsley!
JULY 8, 2021, 6 PM CDT, Neenah, WI . . . Join Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Casey Eichhorn, and special guest, Joan Parsley, Founder and Director of Great Lakes Paperweights, as they talk about some of the exciting new works on display as part of New on View! You are invited to an Online Zoom gallery talk. Thursday, July 8, at 6 PM CDT. READ MORE . . .

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Quarterly Newsletter of the Paperweight Collectors Association, Inc.
Johnny Jump-Ups Jumping Up at Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass
July 8 Lecture by Joan Parsley . . . American paperweight artist Johne Parsley (1916-2009) was especially known for his beautifully encased Johnny Jump-Ups. The exquisite NEW ON VIEW exhibition at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass (BMMOG) has just opened and the Parsley Johnny Jump-Up, along with an additional fourteen Parsley weights recently accessioned, is on display once again. In all, the BMMOG has acquired twenty of the mid-twentieth century artist’s paperweights. READ MORE . . .

BERGSTROM-MAHLER MUSEUM OF GLASS
OBJECT OF THE WEEK
JUNE 23, 2021, Neenah, WI . . . See this Johne Parsley (1916-2009) paperweight and others like it on exhibit as part of New on View exhibition. The exhibition will be on display from May 28 to August 22, 2021 at the Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass in Neenah Wisconsin.  READ MORE . . .

BERGSTROM-MAHLER MUSEUM OF GLASS
NEW ON VIEW – TALK WITH JOAN PARSLEY!
JULY 8, 2021, 6 PM CDT, Neenah, WI . . . Join Curator of Collections and Exhibitions, Casey Eichhorn, and special guest, Joan Parsley, Founder and Director of Great Lakes Paperweights, as they talk about some of the exciting new works on display as part of New on View! You are invited to an Online Zoom gallery talk. Thursday, July 8, at 6 PM CDTREAD MORE . . .

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L. H. SELMAN LTD.
A MESSAGE FROM JOAN PARSLEY AT GREAT LAKES PAPERWEIGHTS
JUNE 7, 2021, Milwaukee, WI . . . GO JOHNNY, GO JOHNNY, GO JOHNNY GO!
The Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass had just acquired fifteen Johne Parsley paperweights, to add to its permanent holdings, a gift from the collection of Marge and Gary McClanahan. Their largesse brings the Bergstrom holdings up to twenty Parsley jewels, paperweights that span his late-blooming career as a glass artist.  
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BERGSTROM-MAHLER MUSEUM OF GLASS
PRESS RELEASE - NEW ON VIEW
MAY 25, 2021, Neenah, WI . . . New Art Exhibit Celebrates Glass Art

The exhibition entitled New On View will open to the public on Friday, May 28, 2021 at Bergstrom-

Mahler Museum of Glass.This exhibition showcases more than 200 acquisitions of paperweights and contemporary studio glass collected by Bergstrom-Mahler Museum of Glass during the past three years. A special highlight includes a significant selection of antique and contemporary glass paperweights from the collection of longtime supporters Gary and Marge McClanahan.  READ MORE . .

TEXAS PAPERWEIGHT COLLECTORS NEWSLETTER
SEARCHING FOR JOHNE PARSLEY PAPERWEIGHTS
FEBRUARY 4, 2019, Galveston, TX . . . You may have read or heard about the creation of the new non-profit, Great Lakes Paperweights, Inc., established by the children of the Johne Parsley family.  Joan Parsley, the younger daughter of Johne Parsley, wrote an extensive article for the January 1, 2019 PCA Newsletter.  READ MORE . . .

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SPECIAL TO THE PCA BULLETIN

THE JOHNE PARSLEY LEGACY PROJECT

DECEMBER 14, 2018, Milwaukee, WI . . . The Johne Parsley family has initiated Great Lakes Paperweights, Inc., (GLP), a 501(c) (3) corporation based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Mission of the organization is to preserve the rich history, legacy and enjoyment of fine glass paperweights through education and interaction with Midwest museums as well as work with galleries, collectors, glass artists and the general public..  READ MORE . . .

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THE SELMAN 2019 CALENDAR

NOVEMBER 2018, Chicago, IL . . . Hello and wow! Did you see this year go by! We need seatbelts at our desks! 2018 proved to be a wild year, as many of you know. Who would have guessed someone would pay 450 million dollars for a Leonardo da Vinci sulphide . . . what’s that? It was a painting, not a sulphide? . . . Oh.  READ MORE . . .

MIDWEST PAPERWEIGHT COLLECTORS SPONSORS
JOHNE PARSLEY MELT AT WHEATON ARTS PAPERWEIGHT FEST
MARCH 24, 2018 . . . The eminent glass artist and Pennsylvania paperweight maker, Johne Parsley, died in 2009 leaving approximately two dozen paperweights designated as “seconds.”  Parsley, a devotee of Wheaton Arts and artist in the Hot Glass Studio never had the opportunity to properly dispose of these paperweights.   READ MORE . . .

MIDWEST PAPERWEIGHT COLLECTORS INVITE YOU TO JOIN
JOAN PARSLEY FOR A PRESENTATION ON THE LIFE, ART AND LEGACY OF JOHNE PARSLEY

MARCH 18, 2017 . . . Joan Parsley and Sy Kreilien are welcoming us to their home on March 18th 2017. Joan will give a presentation on the life, art, and legacy of Johne Parsley, her father. We will also view Joan’s collection of two hundred paperweights, including one hundred and fifty by famed paperweight artist Johne Parsley.   READ MORE . . .

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Annual Bulletin of the Paperweight Collectors Association, Inc.

JOHNE PARSLEY -- ARTIST OF VISION, CREATOR OF JEWELS

1990, Garden City Parks, NY . . . The gemlike quality, pristine clarity, and elegant stylized floral arrays are all inherent characteristics of the paperweights produced by artisan Johne Parsley. The eldest among today's American paperweight makers, Johne has risen to prominence only within the last six years. READ MORE . . .

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by Paul H. Dunlop

THE DICTIONARY OF GLASS PAPERWEIGHTS 

FEBRUARY 18, 2016 . . . Johne Boy Parsley was born on February 18, 2016 the middle of five children to Martin H. and Cora Gore Parsley, in Pilgrim, Kentucky, close to the West Virginia border.  READ MORE . . .

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by Andrew H. Dohan

THE DICTIONARY OF PAPERWEIGHTS SIGNATURE CANES

Pennsylvania . . . When Johne Parsley originally made paperweights in the early 1980s, he etched his signature on the weight. These early pieces were mostly miniatures. Some could have a "P" with white background signature cane in them, but Parsley is not certain.  READ MORE . . .