Jackie Pancari is a glass artist whose fascinating work goes beyond creating beauty with glass. She merges glass, science, nature, and the human experience to create her works. Jackie's studio, near rural Alfred, NY, affords her access to many natural sources of inspiration, and her proximity to RIT has made it possible for her to be associated with RIT's School for American Crafts for some time. Her collaborative exhibit in the Student Innovation Hall was mounted especially for the 2013 Imagine RIT festival. She has served RIT students as a Visiting Critique, three years as Artist in Residence, and three years as a Visiting Artist, in all cases sharing her unique perspectives and helping students to hone new skills as glass artists.