ignite! a WheatonGather

a spark igniting in the darkest with the words "ignite: a WheatonGather."

June 1, 2019

ignite! a WheatonGather continues a time-honored tradition of championing the Glass Studio programs, including the Creative Glass Fellowship Program and Emanation Residencies, with a focus on the creative spark that fuels artistic vitality. This premier event is a day of exploration, experimentation, and fellowship. Guest studio artist, Richard Royal, will be joined by Emanation 2019 artists Jesse KrimesTristin LoweMartha McDonald and Laura BairdKaryn OlivierRichard TorchiaAllan Wexler, and Jo Yarrington. Event programming will include an artist panel moderated by Emanation 2019 curator Julie Courtney, studio demonstrations, an onsite and online Silent Auction, museum tours highlighted by the Emanation 2019 exhibit, and a special exhibit mounted in The Gallery of Fine Craft. Evening activities include a special Emanation 2019 Artist Reception and Fundraising Dinner, both catered by Feast Your Eyes. For a full list of ignite! programming, see “Schedule of Events” below.

Become a Patron of ignite!

Wheatonarts invites you to show your support as a Patron of ignite! on Saturday, June 1. We have several Patron Levels to choose from to help support our Glass Studio programs. Each one has its own list of benefits including event tickets, recognition offers, and more.

To view the list of Patron Levels and their benefits,
Click Here.

Onsite/Online Silent Auction

Live now on Bidsquare! The auction directly supports WheatonArts Glass Studio programs, including the Creative Glass Fellowship Program and Emanation Invitational Residencies. Each bid will help sustain the future of these vital programs. To view & bid in the auction, Click Here. 

Register for ignite!

Join us for the full ignite! experience, Friday night’s Dessert Reception, or Saturday’s programming. You also have the choice to include a Make-Your-Own glass experience!

For a printable PDF Registration Form, Click Here.

Dinner photo from a WheatonArts fundraising event.

Have a question about ignite!? CLICK HERE.

Please contact our Director of Development, Rody Baron, with any additional questions at
856.825.6800 ext. 118 or rbaron@wheatonarts.org

FRIDAY, MAY 31

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Make-Your-Own Glass Experiences
Guest artist David Graeber and WheatonArts studio artists will lead pre-registered guests in individual make-your-own experiences in paperweight making, glass blowing, and glass fusing. Spaces are limited.

10 a.m. to 9 p.m.  Silent Auction
Those arriving early are welcome to visit the Silent Auction, all proceeds of which will support the Glass Studio programming, including Creative Glass Fellowships and Invitational Artist Residencies.

10 a.m. to 7 p.m.  Spark! at The Gallery of Fine Craft
Museum Stores are open. Visit the new Spark! exhibit in The Gallery of Fine Craft, featuring artists Morgan Gilbreath, David King, Tristin Lowe, Carmen Lozar, Kit Paulson, Richard Royal, and Matthew Szösz.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.  Meet Artists Jo Yarrington & Jesse Krimes
Jo Yarrington will be interacting with guests at the 1876 School House, the site of her Emanation 2019 installation, “Uranium Game.”

Connect with artist Jesse Krimes in the Museum of American Glass, the site of his Emanation 2019 installation, “Strange Roots.”

7 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Dessert Reception and Artist Demonstrations
Join us in the Event Center for a Dessert Reception and in the Glass Studio for special demonstrations by Emanation 2019 artists, Jesse Krimes and Jo Yarrington.

SATURDAY, JUNE 1

8:45 a.m. to 10 a.m.  Registration and Refreshments in the Event Center

10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  Make-Your-Own Glass Experiences
Artist Deb DiMarco will lead pre-registered glass fusing experiences in the Education Studio. WheatonArts Glass Studio Artist Joe Mattson will lead pre-registered glass paperweight and vessel experiences in the Glass Studio.

10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m.  Presentation by Guest Artist, Richard Royal in the Event Center

10 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.  Spark! at The Gallery of Fine Craft
Museum Stores are open. Visit the new Spark! exhibit in The Gallery of Fine Craft, featuring artists Morgan Gilbreath, David King, Tristin Lowe, Carmen Lozar, Kit Paulson, Richard Royal, and Matthew Szösz.

11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.  Emanation Artist Panel, moderated by Julie Courtney, in the Event Center
Emanation 2019 Curator, Julie Courtney will moderate a panel exploring the work of participating artists, Jesse Krimes, Tristin Lowe, Martha McDonald and Laura Baird, Richard Torchia, Jo Yarrington, and Allan Wexler.

12 p.m. to 1 p.m.  Free Time/Lunch on Own
Lunch options available at WheatonArts’ Gatehouse Café or from a list of local restaurants. Picnic tables are located throughout the campus and additional seating is available in the Brownstone.

1 p.m. to 4 p.m.  Artist Demonstrations in the Glass Studio
Throughout the afternoon, special demonstrations will be presented by Richard Royal and Emanation 2019 artists Tristin Lowe, Richard Torchia, and Allan Wexler.

2 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.  Performance by Martha McDonald with Laura Baird
Emanation 2019 artist Martha McDonald and composer, Laura Baird, will present an interdisciplinary performance with instruments of glass in the Museum of American Glass, the location of their installation. Seating is limited; no admittance after 2 p.m.

4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.  Emanation 2019 Artists Cocktail Reception in the Museum
For registered and invited guest. Catered by Feast Your Eyes.

6:15 p.m. to 9 p.m.  Dinner and Silent Auction in the Event Center
For registered guests. Catered by Feast Your Eyes.

7:45 p.m.  Ignite! Silent Auction closes on Bidsquare.com

For a printable PDF of the Schedule of Events, Click Here.

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