2012 Programs & Events
Pioneers Of American Studio Glass— Museum of American Glass Exhibition, Pioneers Of American Studio Glass: Edris Eckhardt, Maurice Heaton, Frances and Michael Higgins”
Mid Winter Antiques and Collectibles Show— Admission $5.00
Winter Hours— We will be OPEN Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, 10am to 5pm, for the months of January, February and March. Visit the Museum of American Glass FREE of charge. The Artists Studios will be closed during these three months.
Complimentary CHOCOLATE DIPPING & VALENTINE’S CRAFTS— in the Museum Stores, February 11 and 12, 11am to 4pm. Choose from a variety of goodies to dip your own chocolate treat in the General Store. In the Brownstone make a Lollipop Flower Valentine for people you love. To accompany your valentine, make a Tissue Paper Cupcakes in the Gallery.
“A Garden of Quilts” Show— Admission $5.00
Crescent Moon Clothing: Trunk Show— Join us in the Brownstone Emporium Boutique on Saturday 3/17 for a trunk show with designer Gretchen Hulse of Crescent Moon Clothing. From 11am through 4pm Gretchen will visit with a handpicked selection of her newest designs and classic all season separates. Stop in to say hello and check out her “clothes you love to live in”.
Schoolhouse Rock, Live! at WheatonArts— A pop culture phenomenon comes to the musical stage. The Emmy Award winning 1970s cartoon series that taught history, grammar, math, science and politics through clever, tuneful songs comes to life with Surflight Theatre, New Jersey Theatre Alliance’s The Stages Festival. Suggested Donation at door. >> Reserve by phone: 856-825-6800, x100 >> Reserve by email: email@example.com (Either way please provide an email addresses in case there is a weather-related cancellation.)
Resume Full Operation — Open Six Days! Tuesday through Sunday 10am to 5pm, April through December
Passing the Torch— A Contemporary Flamework Exhibition in the Gallery of Fine Craft
Paws for Art— A FREE Community Event. WheatonArts’ Spring schedule opens with “Paws for Art” a day to celebrate dogs and the joy and enrichment they bring to our lives. Created in partnership with the Cumberland County SPCA, this free community day event opens WheatonArts’ gates to humans and dogs alike. Pet owners are invited to bring their dogs onsite to engage in various animal-themed activities including a dog parade, a dog caricaturist, a face painter, book readings, a children’s animal art exhibition, working dog demonstrations and exhibits, pet supplies, animal themed glass making demonstrations, kids activities and animal awareness organizations.
The Fire Continues— An Invitational of Contemporary American Studio Glass Artists to coincide with the celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the American Studio Glass movement.
Paperweight Fest— Presented in partnership with Delaware Valley PCA. Register for the entire event or for the day.
Figure It Out— A mixed media show representing work with the Human Form as the subject. Glass, metal, ceramic and two-dimensional works with depictions of the human figure at rest and in motion will be on for show and sale.
Handcrafted Home Accessories— This mixed media show will showcase various handcrafted accents to add a unique touch to your home. The show and sale will include: handpainted wooden boxes, mirrors and accent furniture by Brazilian Home, handbent iron lamps, mirrors, candleholders, and tables by Sekoya Originals, handcrafted real leaf lamps by Eangee Home Design, whimsical fused glass clocks by Nina Cambron and stainless steel metal clocks and wall art by Metallic Evolution.
Festival of Fine Craft 2012— Award Winning Festival: Approximately 125 Juried Artists ~ Artist Demonstrations ~ Family Activities ~ Entertainment ~ Food ~ Glass Pumpkin Patch
All Gifts Great and Small— Everything in this Holiday themed show will range from $150. to $1.50. These Handcrafted gift ideas are designed to help you complete your Holiday Gift List without breaking your budget. Fun and Unique gift ideas will include: metal ornaments, garden art, wooden instruments and brightly colored ceramics.
Community Days: Annual Open House— FREE Admission includes ECO Fair (May 5)and kid’s activities throughout the weekend. Please note: the previously scheduled Factory Warehouse Sale has been canceled by the presenters. We apologize for any inconvenience.
St. Patrick’s Celebration in the Museum Shops— Complimentary Hands-On Fun For All Ages March 10 and 11, 2012 from 11am to 4pm — Is your St Patrick’s Day outfit ready yet? Come make a Lucky St. Patty’s Day Shamrock Headpiece in the Brownstone Emporium. Personalize your hat with color, stickers, glitter and tissue paper rainbows. Complete your outfit in The Gallery of Fine Craft by making a Shamrock Necklace. Use recycled puzzle pieces, colorful beads and green ribbon to create the necklace. While wearing this fun, repurposed necklace you are sure to experience the Luck of the Irish. After creating your St Patrick’s Day outfit, dip into something green as you sample the General Store’s new all-natural dip and seasoning mixes from Bittersweet Herb Farm in Massachusetts.
Celebration: 50 / ForwardJune 29, 30 & July 1, 2012 Join us at WheatonArts for a weekend of experimentation and camaraderie in celebration of 50 Years of American Studio Glass with glass artists Paul Marioni, Dick Marquis, Paul Stankard, Hank Adams, Tina Aufiero, Deborah Czeresko, Stephen Paul Day, Jim Harmon, Pike Powers, Matt Szosz, and Mark Zirpel.
The Artistry of Rick Ayotte— Opens May 31 through October 14 In conjunction with Paperweight Fest 2012 at WheatonArts in Millville, NJ the Museum of American Glass will feature the exhibit “The Artistry of Rick Ayotte.”
2012 Golf Classic Overview11th Annual WheatonArts Golf Classic, Tuesday, September 18, 2012, Running Deer Golf Club, Pittsgrove, NJ
11th Annual WheatonArts Golf ClassicRunning Deer Golf Club, Pittsgrove, NJ
FANTASY FAIRE— A family-friendly festival blending historic fact with myth and popular fantasy from the medieval and Renaissance periods of history. Knights and princesses stand side-by-side with elves and fairies, and the day is filled with performances pleasing to children of all ages. Produced in partnership with Mystic Realms, Ltd.
TRADITIONAL COSTUMES OF THE BALKANS Exhibit— in the Folklife Center through Sunday, October 14
CONFERENCE: Communities and Cultures of the Balkans— Friday, September 14 – Preregistration is required – The conference is offered as a special professional development opportunity for teachers but it will be open to all willing to attend. The presenting scholars will cover a wide range of topics including comparative studies of the Balkan music and dance, costumes and accessories, aesthetics and symbolism; historical transformations of the Balkan traditions, as well as adaptation of traditional art forms to the contemporary way of life. The preservation of the Balkan cultural heritage in the multi-cultural context of the American society will also be discussed.
Paul Stankard Book Signing— In the A.G. Paperweight Shop Booth located in the Event Center. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to meet master glass artist Paul Stankard during Paperweight Fest 2012 Dealer’s Fair. (Included in General Admission Ticket)
Summer Sidewalk Saleand Holiday Gift Preview … Hot Deals and Cool New Items! from the Museum Stores
Fire Muster32nd Annual Antique Fire Apparatus Show, Muster and Fire Fighter’s Family Day presented by Glasstown Antigue Fire Brigade, South Jersey Chapter of SPAAMFAA Sunday, 10am to 4pm, Rain or Shine Admission is FREE to the Show!
Holiday Studio Sale — November 23 through December 2, 2012 30% to 70% Off Sale Event. HUNDREDS OF ITEMS REDUCED 30% TO 70%! 10am to 5pm in the Event Center, FREE ADMISSION, Browse colorful displays of WheatonArts overstocks, prototypes and seconds. See fabulous ceramic works by WheatonArts artist, Terry Plasket. Discover a wide selection of studio glass by artists David Leppla and Melanie Guernsey. First come, first served. Quantities are limited.
Mystery Discount Sale— during the Fire Muster, August 19. Choose a 20% to 40% Mystery Discount coupon at the register, good toward all items in each purchase*. ~~~~~~ SPECIAL OFFER FOR MEMBERS of WheatonArts: Members will receive a discount of 20% to 40% off their entire purchase ON BOTH DAYS OF THE WEEKEND. If you are not already a Member become one on August 18 and you will receive the Mystery Discount on the membership as well as your purchases*. (*Some exclusions apply.)
Balkans Tradition and Cultures: A Day of CelebrationMusicians, dancers and master artists in various traditional art forms present the unique cultural heritage of the Balkan communities in the region.
CELEBRATING 50 YEARS: American Studio GlassMuseum of American Glass Exhibition, through December 31, 2012.
Visit Us at SOFA CHICAGO 2012CHICAGO – Visit us in the Partner Pavilion. The Art Fair Company, presents the critically acclaimed international art fair SOFA CHICAGO 2012 at the historic Navy Pier Friday, Nov. 2 through Sunday, Nov. 4 in Chicago, IL.
Visit Us at 7th Annual “Art of Two Palettes”— WheatonArts will feature select works in the Elwyn Gift Shop during this “Totally Tasteful Event”
Customer Appreciation Week— WheatonArts Museum Stores say “Thank You” to our Customers, Saturday, October 27 to Sunday, November 4, 2012
Hallo-WheatonTrick-or-Treat and Interactive Performances for Families. Find out why this event has quickly become a local family tradition.
Discover The Warmth— Enjoy special, seasonally-themed activities and events!
STUDIO WIDE OPEN:Mix and Mingle with WheatonArts Fellowship Artists, In the Glass Studio, 6:30 to 8:30pm Friday, November 9, 2012
Gospel Concert— in the Event Center. Listen To The Sounds of the Season! Advance Tickets: $10 Adults, $9 Members, 12 and under are free. $15 at the door. Call 800.998.4552 or 856.825.6800, extension 100
Chanukah CelebrationSunday, December 16, 1 to 3pm WheatonArts will host a Chanukah Celebration in partnership with the Jewish Federation of Southern Jersey with singing, a menorah lighting and light refreshments.
Museum Stores Open— 10am to 3pm, 20% to 70% Off STORE WIDE SALE WheatonArts MEMBER Receive 25% to 70% Off, through December 31!
Museum Stores Open– 10am to 5pm, 20% to 70% Off STORE WIDE SALE WheatonArts MEMBERS Receive 25% to 70% Off, through December 31! (Artist’s Studios close for the season on Sunday, December 30)
Closed for ChristmasWe wish you a warm and happy holiday season!