Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Local Glass Opportunities

with the Glass Art Society in town this week - Portland is like a candy shop for any lover of glass

Fun Things to Do:

- Go to the Art Museum and check out the Klaus Moje exhibit. $10 adult admission, its wonderful
- Go to the Contemporary Craft Museum to absorb the local craft scene and get lost in conversation about art, glass, and what it all means to us.
- Go to the Japanese Garden (and stop to smell the roses in the International Rose Garden) and check out the exhibit: Frozen Music: Glass in the Garden

- have a gibassier from the Pearl Bakery
- have coffee at Stumptown or breakfast/lunch at Bijou cafe

Wednesday, June 18:
9 am - 4 pm Elements Glass (click here for directions)
The Glass Art Society hosts a “Day of Glass” to kick off their 38th annual international glass
conference in Portland, Oregon. The event will be held at the new 12,000 square foot home
of Elements Glass studio at 1979 NW Vaughn. The event will consist of multiple hot glass
demonstrations inside the building and outside on the Corning Museum of Glass Hotglass
Roadshow (a mobile hot glass studio), an art glass exhibition by local artists, food vendors, Kid’s Design Glass – an event hosted by the Museum of Glass Hot Shop Team, featuring designs submitted by area children, and more. The event is great for all ages and will be free and open to the public.

10am - 2pm Farmers Market (click here for directions)
Downtown by the Portland Art Museum is my favorite weekly farmers market. The flowers, the produce, the cheese - and oooh did I mention the cookies. This is a great place to get lunch (tamales and grilled sausages are just 2 of your options) and taste the bounty of the Pacific NW.

Friday, June 20th:
6 - 9 pm; The Pearl District - Gallery Hop
Many of the galleries and shops in the downtown/Pearly District area will be showcasing glass exhibits. Come join the artists and mingle for this fun Gallery Hop - open to the public!

Saturday, June 21st
10am - 5pm The Portland Saturday Market
Check out the local artists vending their work at this 30+ year old market. A tourist staple of Portland.

okay - that was a mouthful. I know there is more - but hey - this is a glassfest, so ENJOY!


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