Heart of Glass - Blenko Glass
Blenko Glass is a West Virginia treasure that spans generations. Nothing symbolizes the state of West Virginia better or more beautifully than Blenko Glass. We will discuss current and former craftsmen and designers and how important it is that Blenko and West Virginia glass be appreciated and valued by the younger generation.
Monday, January 21, 2008
Rite of Spring at the Clay Center
While home for the weekend I went to the Clay Center to view Canstruction. For those of you unfamiliar with Using thousands of canned goods, seven local teams of engineers, contractors and architects build miniature architectural marvels using canned food items.The second annual Canstruction Event ran through Jan. 20, 2008, after which all of the cans were boxed up and shipped over to Covenant House’s food pantry.
While at the Clay, I couldnt pass up the chance to see Rite of Spring: An Installation by Chris Dutch and Robin Hammer (which will be on display January 12 through March 30, 2008).
Charleston artists Chris Dutch and Robin Hammer (www.dutchhammer.com) created the new installation interpreting their impression of the ballet, music and history of Igor Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring. A survey of their collaborative work will also be on display in an adjoining space.
The instillation includes three-dimensional, life-size figures, wall mounted sculptures, and even whimsical furniture made from wood, glass and metal.
MUSEUM GALLERY HOURS: Wed-Sat, 10am - 5pm Sun, noon - 5pm CLOSED: Mon & Tues
Tickets to the Galleries are $5 for children and $6.50 for adults.
*photos from dutchhammer.com