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, October 30, 2013

Glass Lecture Nov 5th NY

 “Looking at Lalique"
a Presentation by
Tuesday Evening, November 5, 2013 at 7:00PM
St. Michael’s Church - 99th Street between Broadway and
Amsterdam Avenue
Nicholas Dawes, considered this country’s leading authority on Lalique glass, will be the New York Metropolitan Glass Club’s featured speaker at the second lecture of its 2013/2014 season on November 5.
Mr. Dawes will address the life, times and extraordinary work of fabled glassmaker René Lalique (1860-1945) in an illustrated lecture. He will use recent discoveries and scholarship to illuminate the lesser-known aspects of Lalique’s creative output, beyond his famous and highly collectable glass creations.  We will have an opportunity to see and examine some examples of Lalique from his own collection.  And members are invited to bring some of their own Lalique pieces for identification, appraisal and discussion.
Mr. Dawes is Vice President of Special Collections for Heritage Auctions and is widely known through his frequent appearances as an appraiser for the PBS program, “Antiques Roadshow”, since its launch 18 years ago. He purchased his first piece of Lalique in his native England at age 13 and has specialized in the subject for much of his professional life, moving to New York in 1979 where he has pursued a career as auctioneer, author, appraiser and antiques dealer.
Mr. Dawes is the author of three works on decorative arts including “Lalique Glass”, selected as “Outstanding Art Book” of 1986 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art Library, as well as scores of magazine articles.  He has helped to form and sell some of the finest collections of art glass in the world.
We have a new and exciting Club website which will make it easier for members and the Club to stay in touch between meetings.  Check it out at www.nycglassclub.org.  We value your input and would appreciate your comments.
The New York Metropolitan Glass Club meets the first Tuesday of each month (from October through May) at St. Michael’s Church, located at Amsterdam Avenue and West 99th. Street.  St. Michael’s is a land-marked church whose interior was designed by Tiffany Studios.  Annual membership dues range from $25 (student rate) to $75 (for a family).  Attendance on a per meeting basis is $10 per person.  We welcome both new members and visitors. 
Our featured speaker’s presentation begins at 7 PM and is preceded by a wine and cheese reception at 6:30.  After the meeting, many attendees enjoy dinner with friends and fellow club members in one of the numerous restaurants in the neighborhood. 
We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, November 5.
For further information, please email us at nyglassclub@gmail.com

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