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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.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Yes, We Can!

Yes, we can make a difference by donating our money to support the West Virginia Museum of American Glass in Weston, WVa.
This would be a very special item, for an anniversary, birthday, special event or graduation, special person etc.
Fundrasing Project for MAGinWV. A new program to support the capital campaign for the new building has been launched. A member purchased a selection of glass bricks from BLENKO GLASS made specifically for an architectural application for a made to order client. Some of the overrun production of these large glass slabs now resides at the Museum. They are approximately one inch thick and the size of a standard block in all other dimensions. They are a honey amber color and will allow light to pass through them in a pleasant way.
The project will create a wall of these surrounding a major front window at the MUSEUM. Bricks will be laid up in a manner like clay bricks, but with their largest dimensions facing the viewer. On these donors of $100 may add up to three lines of print. The print will be sand carved into the bricks by glass artist Kelsey Murphy and Ben Bonkamp. The text can be just your name, your business name and location, a memorial or a dedication to someone else, or anything you can fit on three lines of about 20 -25 characters per line. For $125 a carving of a glass worker will enhance your brick or simply a logo may be added.
Money should be sent to the Museum with a memo of GLASS BRICK on the payment line. Calls inquiring about this are welcome at 304 269 5006 .
Above info from 'All About Glass' - WVMAG VolV No4

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

OBAMA or CLINTON
inquiring minds want to know.
Yes, we can!
Sol

Anonymous said...

Sol is that what you want put on your brick at the WV museum? Who knows who will win this race to the white house. We always seem to get to the point of not knowing. They make such a mess out of everything, me I happen to like Hillary, we already know that she can do the job and who cares what color you are and I would of left the church if a preacher would of been giving a sermon like that, were I Obama, do we set and listen to what we do not believe in? Can we trust this man? Reminds me of a snake waiting to get elected so he can strike. After all some people will do anything to get their name put up there BIG. And I do think he is a racist, deep down. I worked with and have had many friends of different color and they all when it gets down to it have not forgiven their forefathers for saling them to the white man. Do research. Kings from Africa sold their people as slaves, that is how it got salvery started. Me I am glad that my Mom's people were indentured servants from Ireland for Daniel Boone's twin brothers. I think we need free medical benefits for all in this USA, insurance, doctors and medicine companys are just making to much. I need money to buy some more BLENKO, because eveything is prettier threw colored glass.

Hillary J Homburg said...

Sol,
I'm not registered as a Dem or Republican so I can't vote in the primary.
I do however, support JOE MANCHIN FOR GOVENOR OF WEST VIRGINIA.
Gov and Mrs Manchin are supportive of local manufacturers and businesses. He's doing a great job and deserves a 2nd term.
HJH

The Bronze Look said...

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