Visiting Artist at Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts
Feb
22
to Feb 24

Visiting Artist at Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts

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Thursday, February 22nd: Meet the Artist Dinner 6-9pm
Get to know the artist in an intimate setting in a local restaurant.  An elegant yet casual events, the cost is $100 per person and attendees must register and pay ahead of time. For more information and the register, click here.

Friday, February 23rd: Gallery Opening 6-8pm
Benzaiten's Gallery Openings include tasty appetizers, wine, music, and artist demonstrations! Tickets are $15 at the Door (includes 2 drink tickets), or free with a basic membership. More information is found here

Saturday, February 24th : Public Demo 2-5pm
Watch as Grant sculpts molten glass into a masterful sculpture right before your eyes during this fun and lively demonstration!

For more information, visit http://www.benzaitencenter.org/events/visiting-artists-2017
 

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Pilchuck Session 6
Aug
20
to Aug 31

Pilchuck Session 6

Pilchuck Glass School Summer Workshop
SESSION 6: CORPOREAL
AUGUST 20 – 31

From the Furnace to the Flame

Capturing the smallest details in glass can open the door to a whole new world. This mantra is what husband and wife team Grant and Erin Garmezy have been exploring their entire career. Students will learn various hot sculpting techniques both in the hotshop and flameworking studios. From inside sculpting, to solid sculpting, texture techniques, garage work, color application, and ways to combine both flameworking and hotshop techniques seamlessly in the studio. Come ready to be jolted with energy and new found passion that will bring life to both you and your work.

APPLY NOW! 
Apply by February 1st for priority placement, scholarship opportunities and TA & AA positions. 

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Craft + Design Show
Nov
17
to Nov 19

Craft + Design Show

Now in its 53rd year, the Visual Arts Center of Richmond's Craft + Design is a museum-quality show that has garnered national accolades and a reputation for showcasing the finest in contemporary crafts. Awards are presented in ceramics, contemporary design, fiber, glass, innovative use of traditional craft materials, precious metals, and wood and recycled materials. 

This year’s event will take place November 17-19, 2017 at Main Street Station’s newly renovated train shed.

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Sculpting Intensive Workshop at the Glass Furnace
Aug
8
to Aug 19

Sculpting Intensive Workshop at the Glass Furnace

Solid and Blown Sculptures with Grant Garmezy

Explore the potential of working with hot glass as a sculptural medium. This class will focus on special techniques and approaches to solid and blown sculpting that can take your sculpture to the next level by demonstrating the range and freedom the material has and showing its true potential. We will bring sculptures to life using a variety of torches and sculpting techniques, which include solid sculpting, inside sculpting, bit building, color application, garage use, and most importantly teamwork. Problem solving will be emphasized, and you are encouraged to bring in images of forms you are interested in recreating.

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