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2300°: GlassFest Bead Extravaganza

May 23, 2013 5:30pm to 7:30pm
2300°: GlassFest Bead Extravaganza

%%Kick%% off the fourth annual GlassFest with a party at the Museum. Free and open to the public.

Live Flameworking Demonstrations
Watch Kate Fowle Meleney, and other jewelry and bead artists from the region at work throughout the night—with a focus on beads to celebrate the opening of our major 2013 exhibition Life on a String!

Live Music by Fishtank Ensemble and Gold Dust Lounge
Fishtank Ensemble is a leading world music band from California, bringing their unique high energy and virtuosic stage show that blends a wide range of styles, including Turkish, Romanian, Gypsy, French hot jazz, Balkan, Greek, and—believe it or not—even more. Gold Dust Lounge, from South Florida, has a sound that is reminiscent of "surf meets jazz, meets spy-fi, meets spaghetti western, filtered through a film noir lens with a %%bit%% of groove." A perfect way to %%kick%% off GlassFest and the Memorial Day weekend!

Visit our New Exhibition
Symbolizing power, enabling ornamentation, and facilitating trade, glass beads are miniature masterpieces that have played significant roles throughout time and across cultures. Life on a String: 35 Centuries of the Glass Bead explores glass beads and beaded objects made by various cultures, representing 3,500 years of human history. This major exhibition will showcase, for the first time, many important works from the large historical glass bead collection of The Corning Museum of Glass as well as objects on loan from seven institutions.

2300° Museum Shop Sale
Take 23% off your purchase in the Museum Shop, beginning at 5 pm through the event. Offer valid on all non-sale items.

Hot Food and Cold Drinks Round Out the Night
Complimentary hors d’oeuvres and soft drinks are available. Heartier fare is also available for purchase.

Free shuttle bus service from the Museum’s I-86 parking lot is available.