Aug 29 - Sep 01, 2019
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Glassfest — talks, demonstrations, and the performance of glassmaking

William King Museum of Art, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM

Glassfest: Live glassblowing is coming to Abingdon in August

In conjunction with their exhibit, Now Playing: New Forms in Contemporary Glass, William King Museum of Art (WKMA) is hosting Glassfest—a weekend of talks, demonstrations, and performance all centered around the art of glassmaking.

Glassfest is WKMA’s effort to bring their exhibit, & the drama of glassmaking, alive in Abingdon. Glassfest starts at 6 PM on Thursday, August 29 with a talk by Mark Russell, owner of Firehall Glass Studio in Greeneville, TN. His lecture will explain the history of contemporary glass & his own journey as a glass artist.

Friday, August 30, & Saturday, August 31, Chrysler Museum’s Mobile Glass Studio will be in Abingdon, doing live glassblowing demonstrations. Friday, the studio will set up on the WKMA’s grounds and Saturday it will move to Main Street for Abingdon’s Main Street Buskerfest.

The weekend wraps up on Sunday, September 1 with two events, both at WKMA. That day, artist Suzanne Peterson will perform her piece, 60 Grit Finger. Performances at 1:30 & 3 PM. At 2:00, Carolyn Needell will present a talk about the Chrysler’s glass program followed by a tour of the exhibit.

These events held at William King Museum of Art, unless otherwise noted, are free & open to the public.