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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.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Pioneers Of American Studio Glass

Reminder from our blog friend Tony Patti :

The Museum of American Glass at Wheaton Arts (formerly known as Wheaton Village)
presents an exhibit entitled "Pioneers Of American Studio Glass"
featuring work by Edris Eckhardt, Maurice Heaton, and Frances and Michael Higgins.
This exhibit is to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the American Studio Glass Movement.

http://www.wheatonarts.org/press/2012/Pioneers

According to the Press Release, "During the 1940s, '50s and '60s, these artists experimented with different techniques resulting in sculptural forms that ranged from slumped to p√Ęte de verre."


Starts: Tuesday, April 10
Ends: Friday, October 5
Open: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center
1501 Glasstown Rd.
Millville, NJ 08332
Information: 856-825-6800
www.wheatonarts.org

Wheaton also has a wonderful MYO (Make Your Own) glass program, if you know somebody who wants to experience hot glass for the first time:

1 comment:

CPK.collectoroffineart said...

Hank Adams my favorite Blenko designer and in my opinion the best of the Blenko designers
works at Wheaton.
Look for him if you go.