GlassWeekend’17 Program

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

Thursday, June 8


For Early Arrivals


9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m: Hands-On Glassmaking, Beadmaking, Bowl or Vase Making Weekend participants have the option of arriving early to create their own work in glass. Make beads, a paperweight, a bowl or vase, with the assistance of a skilled artist.


7:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m: Evening Dessert Reception – Those arriving early are welcome to an informal gathering of artists, gallery directors, and staff.

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10:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m: Museum tours, artist talks, presentations by collectors and studio demonstrations will be available throughout the campus. Highlights include a special demonstration by guest artist, Lucio Bubacco and “The Secondary Market and Glass Road Show,” moderated by Lewis Wexler and William Warmus. Lunch vendors will be on site.

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m:  Expression: Creative Glass Center InternationalGallery of Fine Craft Reception


5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m:    Gallery Exhibition Preview Reception – Cocktails and Hors d’oeuvres

                                                Catered by Feast Your Eyes (Philadelphia)

Saturday, June 10Heller-Gallery

8:15 a.m:  Welcoming Remarks/Continental Breakfast

8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m: Artist Presentations: Shelley Muzylowski Allen,  Rik Allen,  Matthew Szosz

9:40 a.m. – 10:15 a.m: Keynote Address  – Susie Silbert, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass

“Blue Chip Artists, ‘Glassy Thinkers,’ and Boro Boys: Navigating the Landscape of Contemporary Glass.”

Fifty-five years after Harvey Littleton’s Toledo Glass Workshops popularized glass as an artist’s material, contemporary glass incorporates an ever-broadening number of artists.  Blue chip artists with access to skilled craftspeople create elaborate objects that mine the material’s history and the decorative arts to speak to broad audiences. “Glassy thinkers” use their artisanal knowledge of the properties of the material and its composition as fertile territory for works that may, in the end, not even be composed of glass. Under the radar, but perhaps the most influential in culture at large, are marijuana pipe makers. Harnessing phenomenal technical skills to pop culture aesthetics, these “boro boys” (and women) circumvent traditional patronage systems by using Instagram and other social media platforms to reach an ever-growing collector base. This lecture surveys this varied landscape in light of the history of Studio Glass and the collections of the Corning Museum of Glass.

10:15 a.m. – 11:15 a.m: Curator’s Panel – moderated by Susie Silbert

10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m: Special Studio Demonstrations

Featured guest artists: Shelley Muzylowski Allen, Rik Allen, Matthew Szosz, Lucio Bubacco, Michael Joo and other guest artists.

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m: Gallery Exhibition Open

11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m: Free Time/Lunch on Own. Vendors on site.

1:00 p.m. – 3:45 p.m; Artist Talks, Exhibit Tours, and special presentations will take place throughout the afternoon. Highlights include the special presentation, “Glass Brings Hope,” a presentation on the transformative powers of glass art. Participating organizations include Glass Roots (Newark, NJ), The UrbanGlass Bead Project (Brooklyn, NY) and Project Fire (Chicago, Ill).

5:30 p.m: Cocktail Reception, Museum of American Glass

Reception for Emanation 2017

6:30 p.m. – 10:00 p.m: Dinner and FUNraising Auction

Glass-Weekend-2015Sunday, June 11

 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.      Gallery Exhibition Open

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.      Special Hot Glass Demonstration for Weekend Registrants

11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.      Glass Studio Demonstrations

Program is subject to change. Please check back for updates.