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.

Friday, June 19, 2009

FestivALL Charleston – A City becomes a Work of Art

FestivALL Charleston – A City becomes a Work of Art
June 19-28th 2009

My residency at Ohio State University starts Monday morning (the 22nd) but I still plan on squeezing in some FestivALL fun on my last weekend in West Virginia.

Buswater on the Boulevard -
A free group art exhibition of local and regional fine artists (including Charley 'Jupiter' Hamilton Adrian Blackstock, and Staci Leech).
Located at 1520 Kanawha Blvd. SE, the exhibition is open both weekends of FestivALL, and starts this Friday at 6pm. You can read more about Buswater here: http://dailymail.com/Entertainment/200906170631

Curtains -
A musical comedy/mystery presented by the Charleston Light Opera Guild. Tickets are $20 and are avalible at the Civic Center Little Theatre Box Office. Opening night is Friday the 19th at 8pm and the show will run through Sunday the 28th.

WV State Museum Opening -
Sunday, June 21
The West Virginia State Museum is located on the lower level of the Culture Center at the State Capitol Complex in Charleston. The history of the state will be told in the newly-renovated 24,000-square-foot museum through modern educational exhibits that will appeal to visitors of all ages.
Regular museum hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 9 am - 5 pm and Sunday, 12 - 5 pm. However, during FestivALL the museum will also be open from 9 am - 5 pm on Monday, June 22.

East End Main Street StreetWorks Art Auction and Celebration -
Thirty artistic interpretations of the East End are displayed via banners along Washington Street (from Greenbrier St. to Bradford St.). The Banners are the work of talented local artists including Chris Dutch, Robin Hammer, Jupiter Hamilton, Glen Brogan, Mark Wolfe and Steve Payne.
The original works from which the banners were made will be auctioned off at the Bluegrass Kitchen on Sunday the 21st. The auction is from 5:00 until 6:30 PM celebration and the party lasts from 6:30 until it's over. Tickets are $20 in advance, or $25 at the door (admission includes live musical entertainment, wine, cheese and hors d'oeuvres).

You can find even more FestivALL events for this and next weekend at
http://www.festivallcharleston.com/ !

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