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6 Art Hits for the Summer

6 Art Hits for the Summer
1 vote, 5.00 avg. rating (89% score)
by in May 2008

224 Benefit St., Providence.
401-454-6500; risd.edu/museum.cfm

Vermont
Simon Pearce Glass Factory

Glassblowing is a fascinating process. Molten glass worked in its plastic state, dripping and oozing like honey, inflating like bubblegum, then hardening right before your eyes into brilliant forms — it’s magical and entrancing. At this factory in Windsor, the alchemy of glass is performed daily by the skilled craftspeople who create the elegant Pearce line of clear tableware. Deft hands turn gobs into goblets, blobs into bowls, as visitors watch from the balcony, holding their breath against the threat of breakage. Glassblowing is also on display at the Pearce store in downtown Quechee. Windsor Mon.-Sat. 9-5, Sun. 12-5; free. Quechee store open daily 9-9, glassblowing Mon.-Fri. 9-7, Sat.-Sun. 10:30-7; free.

Route 5, Windsor.
802-674-6280;
simonpearce.com/CSTM_WindsorWorkshop.aspx

1760 Quechee Main St., Quechee.

802-295-2711; simonpearce.com/CSTM_QuecheeWorkshop.aspx

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One Response to 6 Art Hits for the Summer

  1. Blue Magruder May 28, 2008 at 11:11 am #

    Those interested in Dale Chihuly and glass art will not want to miss the Sea Creatures in Glass exhibit at the Harvard Museum of Natural History in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Harvard has opened a new exhibit of 60 lifelike models of marine animals –jellyfish, anemones, squid, sea cucumbers — created by the same glass artists who crafted the 3,000 ‘Glass Flowers’ on permanent display. Most of the Sea Creatures have never before been displayed in Cambridge since they were acquired by the Museum of Comparative Zoology in the late 19th century. More at http://www.hmnh.harvard.edu.

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