MILLVILLE, NJ (March 20, 2019) – Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center kicks off the spring season with a new event titled Wheaton Springs 2019 on Saturday, April 6, 2019. Attendees can experience a “Spring Festival: Asian New Year Celebrations” with dance and music performances and traditional Asian craft demonstrations in the Event Center, explore the new Museum of American Glass exhibit Emanation 2019 with a guided tour, create unique “make-and-take” glass fused magnets in the Education Studio, discover the art of papermaking, ceramic wheel-throwing, and glassblowing with Asian themed demonstrations, and more! During this event, admission to all WheatonArts exhibits and Artist Studio demonstrations are free and open to the public, part of “Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!”
Wheaton Springs 2019 event highlights include:
- A special Director’s tour of the Emanation 2019 exhibition in the Museum of American Glass at 11:30 a.m. and a guided tour at 2:30 p.m.
- The new exhibit The Old Masters: Buddhist Art & Pottery is on display in the Down Jersey Folklife Center.
- Dragon and Lion Dances leading from the GateHouse to the Event Center at 1 p.m.
- “Spring Festival: Asian New Year Celebrations” in the Event Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., filled with dance and musical performances unique to Asian traditions associated with the celebration of the Lunar New Year, along with traditional hands-on craft demonstrations.
- Guided Tours of the WheatonArts Nature Trail by CU Naturalist, Jane Galetto, at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
- Pre-Registered Glass Bubble Blowing in the Glass Studio from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Register online at wheatonarts.org.
- A large-scale glass Chinese lantern demonstration in the Glass Studio from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Asian Pottery Demonstrations in the Pottery Studio from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Kiln Tour with Resident Potter, Terry Plasket in the Pottery Studio at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.
- Papermaking demonstrations by Cherelle Oriolo in the Paper Studio from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
- Pre-registered glass-fusing “make-and-take” magnet projects in the Education Studio. Call to register at 856.825.6800 ext. 152.
- The Museum Stores and the new GateHouse Café will be open to the public!
Event hours: Saturday, April 6 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Admission is FREE, part of “Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!” Food and refreshments will be available for purchase onsite by local food vendors and in the new GateHouse Café. Click Here For Additional Event Information For Wheaton Springs 2019.
Starting April 2, 2019, WheatonArts is open Tuesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day. Open July 4. For more information about WheatonArts, call 1.800.998.4552 or 856.825.6800, or visit online at wheatonarts.org. Please submit requests for additional press images to firstname.lastname@example.org.
WheatonArts strives to ensure the accessibility of its exhibitions, events, and programs to all persons with disabilities. Please provide two weeks notice of 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, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts 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, and is supported in part by the New Jersey Department of State, Division of Travel and Tourism.
WheatonArts and Cultural Center, founded as Wheaton Village in 1968, is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to engage artists and audiences in an evolving exploration of creativity. The mission will be advanced through the interpretation of collections and exhibitions; education initiatives and culturally diverse public programs; residencies and other opportunities for artists. With a history spanning nearly five decades, WheatonArts has earned regional, national and international recognition for its unique collections and programs. The Museum of American Glass is at the heart of the Center, housing the most comprehensive collection of glass produced in America – from the first glass bottles made in America to celebrated works by Dale Chihuly, Paul Stankard, and other contemporary artists who work in glass. Visitors experience the art of glassmaking, ceramics and flameworking in the Artist Studios. From April through December the Museum of American Glass and Down Jersey Folklife Center present special exhibitions. WheatonArts also offers traditional and multi-cultural programs, classes, workshops, performances, and weekend festivals. The award-winning Museum Stores offer traditional and contemporary art and craft in all mediums.