The live spectacle of molten glass artistry will be at Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute with the Hot Glass Roadshow, direct from the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG), Aug. 2-11 on the front lawn of the Museum of Art in Utica.
In association with the Museum of Art exhibition, “Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection,” the CMoG’s skilled technicians demonstrate complex hot glassmaking techniques. There will be free live glassmaking demonstrations daily at noon, 1, 2, and 6 p.m.
Premium seating and private demonstrations can be arranged for businesses, groups and community organizations by calling 315-797-0055.
Special Beyond the Bench talks where glassmakers present special tours of Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection, followed by glassblowing demonstrations will occur Aug. 2-3 and 9-11. Visit mwpai.org
for a complete schedule. Tickets are $15, $5 for MWPAI members (includes exhibition admission). Groups are welcome. Call 315-797-005 for reservations.
The Fire & Ice Party, 7:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 9, will feature glassmaking demonstrations, food, cash bar, entertainment by Fire Magick, and a live auction of decorative glass pieces. Tickets are $30, $25 for MWPAI members.
“Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection” on view through Sept. 8, features more than 60 artworks, spanning more than 30 years of the artist’s prolific career and focusing on Tiffany’s brilliant stained-glass windows, iridescent floral vases, shimmering lamps, and accessories highlighting masterworks never before presented in a comprehensive exhibition.
“Louis Comfort Tiffany: Treasures from the Driehaus Collection” was organized by the Richard H. Driehaus Museum and is toured by International Arts & Artists, Washington, D.C. The show is traveling the U.S., and MWPAI is the only Northeast venue.