• Glass Axis: Grand Re-Opening

    Save the Date: January 16 and 17, 2015

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    Join us in our new location for a weekend of festivities celebrating our move to the new arts district in Franklinton! Our grand reopening features workshops and demos by glass master Bill Gudenrath, as well as demos by our own talented artists and an exhibition by renowned artist Esther Ruiz.  Please join us for the festivities, light refreshments, and glass performances.

    Bill Gudenrath breaks the mold when it comes to glassblowers as he chooses to work entirely solo. Watching him work is to see the impossible made to look elegantly graceful and simple.

    Friday, January 16

    4:00 pm            Glass ribbon-breaking ceremony

    5:00 pm            Demonstration by glass master Bill Gudenrath

    6:00-8:00 pm   Demonstrations by local glass artists, building tours

    Saturday, January 17

    Noon-4:00 pm  “First experience” classes offered (first-come, first-served)

    1:00-5:00pm    Bill Gudenrath workshop (pre-registration required)

    7:00 pm            Grand finale

    Sponsored in part by funding from the Greater Columbus Arts Council


    Details are firming up as we get closer to the big day!!

    On January 16th at 4:00pm we will kick off the festivities with speeches, much pomp and circumstance, and a glass ribbon breaking ceremony!!. As we ease into an evening of demonstrations, Vanguard Wines will be serving an excellent choice of Orin Swift wines. Many thanks to Vanguard Wines.



    Gudenrath will conduct a demonstration on January 16th and will conduct a workshop on January 17th.

    brioso-coffee-bagBrioso Coffee will be on hand to serve their awesome coffee.

    Come see the glass art as it’s being made and participate in auctions off-the-pipe at selected demonstrations.

    Local artists and Glass Axis instructors will be on hand to showcase the variety of classes available at our new location.

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