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.

Tuesday, March 11, 2014



2014 Pre-Conference Reception - Call GAS to purchase tickets
Thumb-Dailey2.jpgAttend the hottest event in town on March 19th at Ignite Glass Studios!
The GAS Pre-Conference Reception will provide guests with the rare opportunity to see Dante Marioni, Preston Singletary, Rich Royal and Benjamin Moore collaborate together in honor of our 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award winner, Dan Dailey
At the end of the evening the creation will go to the highest bidder.

Glass inspired cocktails and hors d’oeuvres will be created by Embeya‘s Danielle Pizzutillo and Chef Thai Dang (2013 Jean Banchet Rising Chef Award winner). Embeya was recently named the Best New Restaurant of the Year by Esquire Magazine and Best Restaurant Design at the 2013 Jean Banchet Awards.
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Matthias Merges, chef extraordinaire and owner of Yusho, Billy Sunday’s and the newly opened A10, will create a unique dinner experience for attendees, inspired by the work of Glass Art Society Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, Dan Dailey.
 Funds raised from this event help support low registration fees for student members of the Glass Art Society. Tickets for the Pre-Conference Reception are $200 for GAS members and $225 for non-members, and are available by calling206.382.1305.
Ignite Glass Studios   401 N Armour Street   Chicago, IL 60642


GAS has reserved a block of rooms and negotiated a special rate for conference attendees.
Reserve your room today to get this discounted price!

PH_LobbyNew-150.jpgWe highly encourage all attendees to stay at the Palmer House Hotel:
  • Site of many conference events - Opening Ceremonies, lectures, panels, Technical Display, Live & Silent Auction, International Student Exhibition and much more
  • Unique hotel with top notch amenities
  • Historic treasures such as the famous lobby ceiling fresco by French painter Louis Pierre Rigal
  • Centrally located downtown
*Please note that GAS members receive very favorable hotel rates because GAS guarantees a large number of room nights. GAS pays a fee for rooms not taken. You can help GAS - and your fellow members - by staying at the Palmer House.
TO MAKE A RESERVATION: Call the Palmer House reservations department directly at 1-877-865-5321 and reference the Glass Art Society Conference.

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