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, February 12, 2010

Blenko March 8th PBS Presentation

Katie Garrison of Blenko Glass today announced:
Upcoming PBS Presentation
On March 8th, Walter Blenko will be appearing on the Iowa PBS station to promote Blenko Glass during their airing of "The Spirit of American Stained Glass". The program will be the first PBS presentation to feature Walter Blenko and will focus heavily on the influence that Blenko Glass has had on the design and artistry of American Stained Glass. During the promotion a special pledge package of Blenko Glass products will be available.


Anonymous said...

Is the the film that Rick Blenko wrote and produced with some gal from Texas? We came in with a group and saw this in South Charleston a year or so ago.
Excellent film. Rick Blenko should be receiving film awards, and he should be producing more Blenko documentaries, while Blenko is standing - this family fighting is growing old.
While I'm certain Bill and Walter are excellent speakers and Katie knows more about manufacturing than any MBA in the world, PR is
a skill, and Bill once was a fair PR person his Dad had the gift, Blenko needs good PR.
Stop all the petty fighting. What is the problem down there.
Also IOWA why Iowa why not
a larger state in which Blenko has a market?

Dr.BOB said...

Walter will do very well with PBS.
My fear would be allowing non family members w/o experience discuss Blenko.
Walter Blenko will more than adequately in fact he will be a superior represenative of WV and Blenko.
Who cares what state
Air time is air time.
Yes, Richard did this film, my
guess is on Corp time with Corp money. His mistake.
Blenko's gain.
#2 Katie G may not have an MBA or any graduate degree however she seems to be outshing the older more qualified person she replaced.
#3 I read this blog not to learn who Katie fired, or that Katie hired her Mother but to learn about Blenko and to share the fun I have collecting with newer collectors.

Anonymous said...

I do spell check before I send you the comments and what appears always is missing words and letters in other words,
any explanation?

sweetdoc said...

Will you ask Walter to make a copy of his presentation or get from PBS Iowa and attach to blog.
This event could be great news for Blenko.