Friday, May 27, 2011

A celebration of glass

Corning's GlassFest has begun.

I had only walked a short way toward downtown when it began raining, so I stopped at Wegmans to buy a small umbrella and rain poncho. Luckily the rain confined itself to misting and it didn't seem to spoil the fun for anyone.

At Centerway Square, fans gather to watch artist Paul Stankard create a paperweight...

The paperweight was auctioned off as a GlassFest fundraiser...

$900 was a bargain for the winning bidder since several Stankard admirers told me that his works often go for $6,000-8,000...

Click on any picture to see an enlarged version.

At Exhibit A on Market Street, I admired all the glasswork, but was particularly taken by this lighted piece by Eoin Breadon...

Thanks, Ann, for letting me lean out the window at Exhibit A for a look at Market Street from above.

Another Market Street establishment, World Glass, is selling raffle tickets for another Stankard Studio paperweight. $5 per ticket...

Remember, the GlassFest continues throughout the weekend. While many fine glass artists are in town for this event, Corning can boasts of its own local talent such as those in the photo at the beginning of this post.


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