2012 News Releases
Celebration: 50 / Forward
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glass artists Collaborate, experiment and reflect during wheatonartS’ “CELEBRATion: 50 / Forward” WEEKEND
NJ – To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the
American Studio Glass Movement, WheatonArts
presents a special weekend program, “Celebration:
50 / Forward,” on June 29, 30 and
July 1. Experimentation and camaraderie in the Glass Studio highlight this
weekend of free-flowing, ongoing hot glass demonstrations and presentations. A
dynamic team of artists who work in glass (Hank Adams, Tina Aufiero, Deb
Czeresko, Stephen Paul Day, Jim Harmon, Pike Powers, Matt Szosz, and Mark
Zirpel), led by special guest artists Paul
Marioni (one of the founding members of the American Studio Glass Movement),
Richard Marquis and Paul
Stankard, will “reflect on the past, collaborate in the present
and ponder the future of art made glass.”
The Glass Studio events and presentations are open to the public
with general admission to WheatonArts. The
weekend schedule of activities in the Glass Studio are:
■ Friday, June 29
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Studio Projects/Artist
■ Saturday, June 30
9 a.m. to Noon: Studio Projects/Artist
12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.: Presentation: Toledo
Workshop Revisited with Andrew
Page, Glass Magazine editor, and
Robert Minkoff from the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation.
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: Studio
The evening celebration dinner, “Under the Stars,” is a fundraising
event with proceeds benefitting the Glass Studio operations, including
WheatonArts arts education programs and the Creative Glass Center of America
Fellowship program. For additional information about the dinner call
856-825-6800, extension 110.
■ Sunday, July 1
10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.: Artist
Roundtable with moderator Andrew Page, Glass
Noon to 5 p.m.: Studio Projects/Artist
celebrating the 50th Anniversary of American Studio Glass are: “Pioneers of American Studio
Glass: Edris Eckhardt, Maurice Heaton, Frances and Michael Higgins” and “Celebrating
50 Years: American Studio Glass” in the Museum of American Glass through
December 30, 2012. “The Fire Continues,” an exhibition and sale in The
Gallery of Fine Craft, continues through July 1, 2012.
more information about WheatonArts, call 1-800-998-4552 or 856-825-6800, or
visit online at www.wheatonarts.org. To
learn more about the 50th Anniversary of the American Studio Glass Movement
Learn more about Paul Stankard at www.paulstankard.com, Paul Marioni at http://www.studiofineartgallery.com/bios/Paul_Marioni.pdf, and Richard Marquis at http://www.richardmarquis.com/index.php.
WheatonArts is open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission: Adults $10.00, Senior Adults $9.00 and Students $7.00. Children five and under are free. All children 17 and under are admitted free every Sunday through December 30, 2012. It is free to shop and stroll. (Family Fun Days are made possible through a PNC Arts Alive grant by The PNC Foundation.).
WheatonArts strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events and programs to all persons with disabilities. Provide two weeks notice for additional needs. Patrons with hearing and speech disabilities may contact WheatonArts through the New Jersey Relay Service (TRS) 800-852-7899 or by dialing 711.
Funding has been made possible in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, by funds from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, and the New Jersey Cultural Trust. WheatonArts receives general operating support from the New Jersey Historical Commission, Division of Cultural Affairs in the New Jersey Department of State. Additional funding provided through a grant from the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.