Despite a fatal flaw in our terrarium mold which forced us to cancel our planned terrarium show this First Friday is still going to Rock. Brian Foster's mirror show "Through the Looking Glass" is still up on the walls letting all of you who got snowed out last First Friday a chance to see it. If you've been hiding in your home waiting for something good enough to lure you out onto the streets let this show be the thing. Besides the fact that it sounds cool to say you're going to a mirror show at a glassblowing studio, the show its self is spectacular.
We've also got a great visiting artist, Amber Cowen, in the studio. She'll be making vases and other examples of her work. Ms. Cowan has been working with glass for the past ten years. In 2004 she was the first woman at Salisbury University to receive her BFA in Glass. She has since lived in Brooklyn, New York where she was a glassblowing and flame working instructor at Urban Glass and One Sixty Glass. She has had the opportunity to be the teaching assistant for many wonderful artists including Paul Stankard, Kari Russell-Pool, and Gianni Toso at The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass. Amber is currently an MFA candidate in Glass at Tyler School of Art where she is also teaching an introductory glass class. Below is an example of her work.
We also have a new neon piece for our transom. Evan Jespersen has shown at many outdoor light shows including The Museum of Luminous Phenomenon, Binghampton's First Night celebration, and The Corning Museum of Glass. His work is in private collections and on permanent display at Alfred University and The Museum of Luminous Phenomenon. And for the month of March Hudson Beach Glass will be displaying his work in our transom. Below are is an example of his work.
So there is all the great art, the great people and did I mention Jenna is making her famous Chocolate Chip Walnut Cookies. Of course, we'll have something alcoholic. I'm thinking Pim's Cups. They are so good and often overlooked as cocktails go. In conclusion, you can clearly see that First Friday in March is going to Rock.