GlassWeekend ’17

SAVE THE DATE – June 9, 10 + 11, 2017 GlassWeekend

June 9, 10 + 11, 2017

GlassWeekend ’17 at WheatonArts

An International Symposium and Exhibition of Contemporary Glass

Galleries exhibiting the finest of contemporary glass art made by international artists

Featured Artists

Shelley Muzylowski Allen          

Rik Allen         

Matthew Szösz

Lucio Bubacco

GW 17 Featured Artists: Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Rik Allen,Matthew Szosz
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Program Overview

The Creative Glass Center of America at WheatonArts and the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass invites you to join us at GlassWeekend ’17, an International Symposium and Exhibition of Contemporary Glass. Since 1985, GlassWeekend, a biennial event, has brought together artists, collectors, galleries, and museum curators for a three-day weekend of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on glassmaking, demonstrations and social events. All GlassWeekend activities will take place on the WheatonArts campus.

What GlassWeekend Has to Offer

  • World Class Visiting Gallery Exhibitions
  • Artist Demonstrations
  • Lecture Series and Panel Discussions
  • Social Events
  • Hands-On Glass Making Opportunities

Register Online



Day Visitors Welcome

Saturday, June 10 + Sunday, June 11

Glass Studio demonstrations and Gallery Exhibits are included in the price of admission to WheatonArts during GlassWeekend.

Adults $10 • Senior Adults (62+) $9 •  Students $7 (with ID)
Gallery Exhibition and Sale Open to the Public:
Saturday, June 10, 11 am-5 pm + Sunday, June 11, 11 am-4 pm

Tickets are available at the gate.

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 Visit two unique exhibitions in the Museum of American Glass

The Boroff Collection: Goblets, Memories and Friendships

This exhibit shares the passion of contemporary glass art goblet collectors, Barbara and Alan Boroff.  Through a curated selection of goblets from their extensive collection, this exhibit tells the story of the Boroff’s journey as collectors, illustrates their style, and exemplifies their connection to and respect for the artists.  April 1- December 31, 2017


Emanation 2017: An Invitational Contemporary Art Exhibit

Emanation 2017 is a contemporary art project that includes artist residencies, educational programs, and an exhibition featuring new works developed and created at WheatonArts. The invited artists utilize the resources and facilities of the institution for experiment based exploration. The results are displayed with an emphasis on each artist’s creative process. As the site of creation, as well as the site of exhibition, WheatonArts facilitates collaboration and partnerships with artists in a creative sanctuary that enables new ideas to emanate forth. Participating Artists: Emily Brown, Flock the Optic, Vanessa German, Michael Joo, Lorna Simpson, Thermon Statom and Matthew Szösz. June 1 – December 31, 2017



Galleries to be featured in this remarkable 5,000 square foot exposition include:

Bender Gallery,  Asheville, NC

Habatat Galleries,  Royal Oak, MI

Hedone Gallery,  Leonia, NJ

Heller Gallery New York, NY

Morgan Contemporary Glass Gallery,  Pittsburgh, PA

Maurine Littleton GalleryWashington DC

View list of artists represented and presenting at GlassWeekend’17

 Special Programs

New this Year!

GLASS GLOBAL: Artists from Around the World

In addition to the select respected galleries, GlassWeekend is known for, we are honored to present a special exhibition of international contemporary glass, featuring work of artists from Great Britain, Canada, France, Italy, Sweden, Austria, Japan, Australia, Czech Republic, China, Hungary, Netherlands, and Germany.

The Flock the Optic and The Burnt Asphalt Family

Performances, installations, and works by Flock the Optic and The Burnt Asphalt Family will take place throughout the Weekend.

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