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.
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Corning Site of Glass Gathering
Weston, WV – This year’s Glass Gathering, a regional glass history conference, will be held at Corning New York on October 24 and 25, 2008. It is the 17th annual conference sponsored by the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia. The conference location alternates between Weston, West Virginia, home of the museum, and places with interesting glass sites nearby. And surely there is no better place to study glass than the world famous Corning Museum of Glass. The CMOG website says it best. "The Corning Museum of Glass is where the world—from serious scholars to those simply interested in discovering—turns to learn more about the art, history, craft, or technology of this incredible material. Spend some time at our Museum, and we guarantee you'll learn to see glass in a whole new light."
In addition to touring the museum and its Rakow Library, the program includes a Steuben hot glass tour and presentations by noted glass experts. All glass lovers are welcome. The $89 registration fee includes two lunches, a dinner, snacks and beverages as well as two days admission to the Corning Museum of Glass. Registration postmarked after October 1 must include a late fee of $10.
Details regarding the Glass Gathering program, registration and lodging can be found at the website for the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia at http://wvmag.bglances.com or call 304-269-5006. For general information on the Corning Museum of Glass, their programs and mission see www.cmog.org.
The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia is open year round noon to 4:30pm daily except Wednesday, Sunday and major holidays. Admission is free. It is easily accessible off I-79 exit 99 onto US 33 West for two miles to Main Avenue. A left turn