Hawkes Venetian VasePress release: 2018 Brilliant Glass in Corning Event

We are fortunate to be able to offer to the public once again a special glass show and sale to be held at The Corning Museum of Glass in their auditorium, April 21-22, 2018, in Corning, New York. Show hours are 10am-5pm, April 21 and 10am-3pm, April 22. The event is hosted by The Corning Museum of Glass and presented by the Twin Tiers Glass Collectors. Admission is FREE with a Museum admission or $5 at the auditorium door. Preeminent glass dealers from across the United States will be exhibiting. The presentation emphasis will be on American Brilliant Period cut & engraved glass, but also Steuben, American art glass, English and European art & engraved glass, and early American cut glass and engraved glass, including a selection of engraved cranberry glass from the 1870’s. We have expanded the offerings to include some china and porcelains. A selection of replacement stoppers will be available. All proceeds from the show will benefit The Corning Museum of Glass.

Attendees to the Brilliant Glass in Corning event are invited to attend an informative workshop presentation on Friday, April 20th, at 2 pm in the Rakow Research Library’s seminar room . This year’s workshop will be “I’ve got you covered: cut glass in the press, 1890-1910.” Using quotes from the Jeweler’s Circular and general periodicals, with illustrations of both identified and non-identified brilliant glass, Gail Bardhan will offer an overview of the cut glass industry, but not specific firms. At the end, the audience will be asked to identify some of the glass in the photos, and Rebecca Hopman will provide an overview of the Rakow library’s new online catalog. Advance notification of your plans to attend would be appreciated (607-438-5300 or rakow@cmog.org), but walk-ins are welcome.

Included in the Museum admission is the world’s largest collection of art and historical glass, hands-on science and technology exhibits, and live glassmaking demonstrations. The Museum is also home to The Studio, a state-of-the-art glassmaking school where visitors can enjoy Make Your Own Glass experiences for an additional fee. The new Contemporary Art + Design Wing, along with the new 500 seat Hot Glass shop Amphitheater, have enhanced the museum’s position as the leading glass museum in the world. Special exhibits during the April show include “Curious and Curiouser” at the Rakow Library and a special project exhibit in the new Contemporary wing “Global Cities” by Norwood Viviano.

Saturday evening of the Brilliant Glass in Corning event, there will be a dinner at the Radisson Hotel for a cost of $38 with advance reservations and choice of entrée. The speaker this year is author and lecturer, Tom Dimitroff. Those of you who have heard Mr. Dimitroff speak before know what an exciting speaker he is.

Additional information about the weekend can be obtained by contacting the show chairman, Harry Parker at 703-425-5574, or visit our Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Twin-Tiers-Glass-Collectors-452865801572744/?ref=hl or the Corning Museum web site, www.cmog.org.