2011 Programs and Events
GlassWeekend ’11— An International Symposium and Exhibition of Contemporary Glass.
Paul Stankard Exhibit— A celebration of 50 years of creating in glass. The Gallery of Fine Craft Exhibit
VISION: Creative Glass Center Alumni Biennial— The Gallery of Fine Craft Exhibit
The Handcrafted Gift: Annual Holiday Exhibition— The Gallery of Fine Craft
Winters Hours:— OPEN Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays, 10am to 5pm, in January, February & March. Down Jersey Folklife Center and Artists Studios are closed during these three months.
“Cycles and Symbols: Nature in Glass” — This exhibit examines some of the many ways that contemporary artists working with glass use nature as a source of their work and an inspiration for ideas they explore in relation to memory, time, transition, place, identity, origins of life, beauty, fragility, strength, and protection.
Resume Full Operation — Open Six Days! Tuesday through Sunday 10am to 5pm through December
Japanese Ceremonial Dolls— Down Jersey Folklife Center Exhibition. The exhibition will feature an extensive collection of ceremonial dolls, the meanings and aesthetics of which will be interpreted as both related to the Hinamatsuri and Tango no Sekku festival traditions in Japan and to the present-day practices of the South Jersey Japanese-American community.
Festival of Fine Craft 2011— Award Winning Festival: Over 145 Juried Artists ~ Artist Demonstrations ~ Family Activities ~ Entertainment ~ Food ~ Glass Pumpkin Patch
WheatonArts and Southern New Jersey Artists — An invitational show and sale of current work by our own WheatonArts Artists and a variety of Southern New Jersey artists working in glass, ceramics, wood and two dimensional art.
Nature Inspired— This exhibit examines the role of nature in contemporary art. Each artist will be chosen for their unique vision of the theme of nature and how it is represented in their artwork. Works in glass, ceramic, wood, metal and jewelry will be available.
Celebrate VALENTINES WEEKEND— 11am to 4pm Both Days! Enjoy Complimentary Chocolate Treat-Dipping in the General Store, Make-Your-Own Valentine Greeting Card in The Gallery of Fine Craft, and Valentine Crafts for Children (Create: Tissue Paper Flowers in the Brownstone Emporium and a Chenille Rose Ring in The Gallery of Fine Craft.)
Celebrate SPRING— “En Plein Air” with artist Meed Barnett from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Special artist talk at 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. — A “Mystery Discount” will be offered in the Museum Stores: 20 to 40% off a single item, one per customer per store. — WheatonArts Small Egg Paperweights reduced from $22.50 to $18.00 each (while supplies last). — New! WheatonArts Blown Glass Eggs. Each egg is one of a kind. Come and choose your favorite.The eggs come in a range of sizes priced from $20. to $60. — Peep™ Dipping in the General Store, Paper Basket Making in the Brownstone Emporium and Paper Pinwheel Making in The Gallery.
Eco Fair— A Free Community Event, Open To The Public 10 am to 5 pm
Fantasy Faire— A Family Festival of Medieval Arts and Folklife.
Fire Muster— 31st Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show, Muster and Fire Fighter’s Family Day presented by Glasstown Antigue Fire Brigade, South Jersey Chapter of SPAAMFAA
Paul Stankard Demonstration and ReceptionPaul J. Stankard 50th Anniversary Exhibit Demonstration and Reception –Visit on Sunday, April 3 at 1:00 p.m. for a rare public demonstration by Paul Stankard. Gallery Exhibition opening reception will follow.
St. Patrick’s Celebration in the StoresComplimentary Hands on Fun for All Ages — The General store is getting dippy with the food sampling. Visitors will be dipping into the most popular green dips. Yumm! Create fabulous, fuzzy Shamrock pins to make & wear home in the Brownstone. And in The Gallery you can make a Leprechaun Trap. No Leprechauns will escape the tempting Leprechaun Trap that looks like his own hat!
Kesler Pierre and J. Kenneth Leap– Haitian artist, Kesler Pierre, and WheatonArts Associate Artist, J. Kenneth Leap. “Old Traditions Reconsidered: Painting On Glass.” Displays, artist demonstrations and presentations in the Folklife/Education Center at 10 a.m. to Noon and 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Open Studio NightMeet the Current CGCA Artists in the Spring Session (April 18 – July 15): Erica Rosenfeld (Brooklyn, NY) Jessica Julius (Philadelphia, PA) Brett Swenson (Vernon Hills, Illinois) Sara Pitt (Louisville, KY)
Kathy Robinson in the Brownstonefor a Trunk Show
Japanese and Japanese American Arts & Culture— Enjoy Special Performances, Cultural Workshops and Presentations including a Japanese Tea Ceremony. Included in the price of admission.
Deb DiMarco “Trunk Show” —Local artist, Deb DiMarco, will be coming into the Brownstone on Saturday, June 25 during the Fantasy Faire for a “Trunk Show” of her glass jewelry.
Golf Classic— 10th Annual WheatonArts Golf Classic, Running Deer Golf Club, Pittsgrove, NJ (All proceeds benefit the arts programs for children at WheatonArts)
PNC “FAMILY FUN DAY”–There will be a ribbon cutting ceremony at the Brownstone at 1:00 pm to kick off a “Bead Release” by local glass artist Deb DiMarco and her fellow glass bead artists at WheatonArts. A “Children’s Gallery Walk” is scheduled in the Gallery of Fine Craft at 1:30. Local artist Alyce Laufer will be stopping in at the General Store during the day to talk about bead making and demonstrating the art of macrame.
Vitreous Music: The Making of Holiday Instruments in Glass— Join us in our studio during the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend and watch our glass artists create amazing traditional and imagined instruments out of hot, molten glass. Both percussive and wind instruments will be designed and created before your eyes. On Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-3pm our staff will be available to help you play these marvelous instruments for yourself!
Changes for ‘Vettes in Glasstown— Unfortunately, there is no “Vettes in Glasstown” it has been combined with our other show – the American Wheels Show. The combined show has a new title: American Glass & Steel Show”. More info can be found on the Corvettes Unlimited, NJ website. http://www.corvettesunlimitednj.com
The Great Square PumpkinCome and see the Great Square Pumpkin being made! Using metal molds and incredible skill, WheatonArts Staff and Artists will be creating big and small square pumpkins all weekend long in the Wheaton Arts Glass Studio during the Festival of Fine Craft.
Snowman Construction: Be the Architect of Your Snowman— WheatonArts Studio Staff Artists are at your command! Our glassblowers will create a holiday snowman exactly the way you want him (or her) to be. Work with the artists designing your dream snowman and watch as they bring it to life!
Outlandishly Ornate Ornaments: Elaborate Holiday Ornaments Blown Before Your Eyes— Come and watch our talented glass artists create unique and ornate holiday ornaments out of 2100 degree glass! These amazing glass professionals will ‘WOW’ you with their skill and precision as they blow hanging ornaments of all shapes and sizes.
New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music — This exhibition presented in partnership with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities “tells the story of a nation through the music of its people. Bringing together photographs, recordings, instruments, lyrics, and artist profiles, this Smithsonian Institution touring exhibition explores the distinct cultural identities of gospel, country, blues and other forms of roots music as they record the history of the American people and set the foundation for many musical genres appreciated world wide today.” As a host of the New Harmonies Exhibition, we at WheatonArts will also a wide spectrum of public programs including two concerts and a series of workshops exploring the instrument making process.
New Harmonies: Celebrating American Roots Music Exhibition Opening
New Harmonies Concert: Old Time Country and Bluegrass— 7:30pm – 8pm: Steve Byrne, 8pm – 8:30pm: BelAire Boys, 8:30pm – 8:45pm: Intermission, 8:45pm – 9:15pm: The Towheads, 9:15pm – 9:45pm: The Snake brothers
Old Spirituals and Gospel New Harmonies Concert:— 7:30pm – 8pm: St James AME Church Gospel Choir, Atlantic City 8pm – 8:30pm: The Whittington Family of Port Norris, 8:30pm – 8:45pm: Intermission, 8:45pm – 9:30pm: South Jersey Community Men’s Gospel Choir
FALL OPEN STUDIO NIGHT — Creative Glass Center of America Fellows Present: A Glass Demonstration Interpreting Climatic Phenomena.
Trick or Treat— at WHEATONARTS Sunday, October 30, 2011 1pm to 4pm with a “Costume Parade” at 3pm. Trick or Treat in your Halloween costume throughout WheatonArts. Enjoy interactive Halloween performances presented by Mystic Realms®. Children will meet Doctor Van Helsing, the hunter of Dracula, the Grymm Witches, Ichabod Crane fleeing the Headless Horseman of Sleepy Hollow, Doctor Frankenstein working to build his monster, and the Mummy from Ancient Egypt.
CUSTOMER APPRECIATION WEEK— Mystery Discounts, Hands-on Activities, Refreshments, Door Prizes & Receive a Free Eco Tote Bag.
Museum Stores Open 7 Days a WeekBeginning November 28 through December 31st (Closed December 25th) 10am to 5pm
Hanukkah— Music and Crafts from 2 to 4pm