2010 Programs and Events
Saturday, June 19 and Sunday, June 20, 2010
Marble Weekend at WheatonArts, is an opportunity for marble collectors, dealers, artists and visitors to come together in a unique studio setting. A wide selection of handmade and machine-made antique marbles, contemporary marbles, marble related memorabilia, glass jewelry, and beads will be available for sale. Throughout the weekend, nationally known marble artists will demonstrate their skills in the Glass Studio and at the torch under a tent located outside the Glass Studio.
Participating artists include:
Ben Barocas, Wellfleet, MA; Geoffrey Beetem, Athens, OH; Cleo Dunsmore, Ijamsville, MD; Nollie Gelsinger, Westminster, MD; John Kobuki, Seattle, WA; Harry Kravet, Orange, CT; Kris Parke, Cortland, OH; Gateson Recko, Sandia Park, NM; Josh Sable, San Diego, CA; Bobbie and Eddie Seese, St Mary's, WV; Ken and Sonya Schneidereit, Pollock Pines, CA; Aaron Slater, Manchester, NH; Filip Vogelpohl, Boise, ID; and James Yaun, Asheville, NC.
Additional Exhibitors include: Elliot's Marbles, Jenkintown, PA; The Marble Man, Woodford, VA; Diane Atkerson, Paoli, PA
Marble Demonstrations: Geoffrey Beetem and James Yaun
Bead Demonstrations: Cleo Dunsmore and Nollie Gelsinger
A special guest artist joins the Glass Studio staff to create “Colossal” Marbles. Each day artists will create marbles of many different colors and sizes, paying homage to traditional marbles while pushing the barriers of what marble-making can do. Studio shows take place at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. for special marble demonstrations.
On Saturday at 6
p.m., the Carlisle School of Glass Art in Millville, NJ, will host a
“Flame Off” competition at their facility and all registered Marble
Weekend attendees are invited. Cost is $50.00 per entry. The items
created for the competition will be on exhibition the Event Center on
Sunday. The marbles will be judged, prizes will be awarded and all of
the marbles created in the competition will be auctioned off on Ebay the
following week. Proceeds from the event benefit the Carlisle School of
Glass Art, WheatonArts and the Riverfront Renaissance Center For The
Arts. For more information about the “Flame Off” visit carlisleschoolofglassart.com. Print Carlisle's flyer>>
Activities, games and crafts for children Saturday and Sunday.
- 10 - 11:30 a.m. Marble Hunt Lost your marbles? Find them at WheatonArts! Participants will hunt for the gold and silver marbles. Winners can redeem their prizes in the General Store.
- 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Painting With Marbles Learn how to paint with a marble instead of a paint brush! Participants will use marbles dipped in paint to create expressive art!
- 2 - 3:30 p.m. Marble Garden Stones During this activity participants will create a beautiful garden stone. Marbles will be used to create unique designs. These are the perfect accent to any summer garden!
- 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Hot Glass Demonstration: “Colossal” Marbles (Please note all dates and times are subject to change without notice)
Every Sunday is "FAMILY
FUN DAY" presented by PNC Arts Alive. ALL children 17 and under are
"FAMILY FUN DAY" is funded through a generous grant through the PNC Arts Alive initiative, a five-year, $5 million investment from the PNC Foundation that supports visual and performing arts groups with the goal of increasing access and engagement.
Show hours and admission:
June 19, 10 am to 5 pm, Admission: $10.00 Adults; $9.00 Senior Adults; $7.00 Students; and children five and under are free.
June 20, 10 am to 3 pm, Admission: $10.00 Adults; $9.00 Senior Adults; and ALL children 17 and under free.
weekend registration: Adults $50.00 and Students $25.00 (six to 18
years old). Full weekend admission includes Friday evening’s networking
reception, demonstrations in the Glass Studio and at the torch, Carlisle
School of Glass Art’s “Flame Off,” and all additional activities.
The cost to attend the Friday Evening Reception only is $25.00 per person.
To register for Marble Weekend, or for more information about the event, call 800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800.Print an Artist/ Exhibitor Application >>
Print a Weekend Participant Registration >>