This event is free and open to the public and includes live music and glassblowing to kick off Corning’s GlassFest weekend.
Glassblower Dan Sherlock, of Hawke+Axel Glass, will transform molten glass into elegant forms at the Hot Glass Show. Music will be presented by Entrain, a 2300° favorite. This Cod-based band “merges funk, rock, reggae, swamp, and worldbeat rhythm into a sweaty good time,” says The Boston Herald.
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks will be available. Heartier fare will also be available for purchase. Free shuttle bus service from the Museum’s I-86 parking lot is offered.
GlassFest events and activities take place all weekend long at the Museum. The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass offers special GlassFest workshops with glass artists Emilio Santini and Alex Hamilton, Lorin Silverman, and Jessi Moore. A special Make Your Own Glass Vase project (ages 14+, $44) will be available to the public during GlassFest only; register in advance at cmog.org. In addition, visitors to the Museum can see the recently opened exhibition, Rene Lalique: Enchanted by Glass.
The Corning Museum of Glass
The Corning Museum of Glass (www.cmog.org) is home to the world’s most comprehensive and celebrated collection of glass, with more than 45,000 objects reflecting 3,500 years of glassmaking history. An independent, non-profit, educational institution, the Museum is dedicated to the art, history, science, research and exhibition of glass. The Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily and 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day. Children and teens, 19 and under, receive free admission.
The Museum is currently adding a North Wing, designed by Thomas Phifer, which will open in late 2014. The 100,000-square-foot North Wing addition will include a new 26,000-square-foot contemporary art gallery building, as well as one of the world’s largest facilities for glassblowing demonstrations and live glass design sessions.