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Winter and Spring Activities at The Corning Museum of Glass

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									Winter and Spring Activities at The Corning Museum of Glass
Enjoy free artist lectures, family activities and great evening events at The Corning Museum of Glass this winter and spring.
Corning, NY (Vocus) December 15, 2009 -- The following are events scheduled January through May at the Museum. Call (800) 732-6845 or visit cmog.org for more details. Make Your Own Glass Heart January 4 – February 14 Make a glass heart paperweight ($40, ages 14 and up), or flamework a glass heart pendant ($17, ages 10 and up). Make Your Own Glass projects are additional costs to Museum admission. Advance reservations are suggested as slots fill quickly. Studio Faculty Presentation January 5 Enjoy a lecture by Studio faculty members Carl Siglin, Emilio Santini, and Lucartha Kohler. 7:30 p.m. in The Studio Lecture Room. Free. Fire Up Your Future January 8 Students from middle school to college: Explore how to integrate the arts into a career and learn about the many resources for you at the Museum. Special guest, William Gudenrath, will discuss his experience as a musician and glassblower, and demonstrate glassworking. 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. in The Studio Lecture Room. Free; reservations are requested. Studio Faculty Presentation January 12 Enjoy a lecture by Studio faculty members Giles Bettison, Loren Stump, and Sayaka Suzuki. 7:30 p.m. in The Studio Lecture Room. Free. Families Explore: Egypt January 17 Learn about ancient Egyptian glassmaking and hear stories behind ancient Egyptian works in the collection. Build a pyramid and learn Egyptian dance and belly dancing with Rochester-based troupe Sahara Shimmer. 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Included in Museum admission. Studio Faculty Presentation January 19 Enjoy a lecture by Studio faculty members Jamie Harris, Shane Fero, Rene Culler, and Frances Federer. 7:30 p.m. in The Studio Lecture Room. Free. 2300°: Smokin’ Hot

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January 21 Live music by the Rozatones, great food and drink and, of course, incredible glassmaking! 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free admission; some additional cost for food and drink. Studio Faculty Presentation January 26 Enjoy a lecture by Studio faculty members William Gudenrath, Suellen Fowler, Denise Stillwaggon Leone, and Harry Seaman. 7:30 p.m. in The Studio Lecture Room. Free. Studio Faculty Presentation February 2 Enjoy a lecture by Studio faculty members Edward Schmid, Christopher Rice, Debra Ruzinsky, Mark Matthews, and Martin Rosol. 7:30 p.m. in The Studio Lecture Room. Free. Studio Faculty Presentation February 9 Enjoy a lecture by Studio faculty members William Gudenrath, Heather Trimlett, Mark Ditzler, Harry Seaman, and Ed and Martha Biggar. 7:30 p.m. in The Studio Lecture Room. Free. Winter Break February 13-21 Take family-focused Hidden Treasures Tours, enjoy special Hot Glass Show features and take part in family activity tables. All activities are included in the price of admission. 2300°: Birthday Bash February 18 Celebrate 10 amazing years of 2300?! Live music by Thousands of One, great food and drink and incredible glassmaking. 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free admission; some additional cost for food and drink. Families Explore: India February 21 See elaborate glass from India, hear Indian folk tales, get a henna tattoo, and learn about traditions and culture from the local Indian community. 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Included in the price of admission. Meet the Artist: Dante Marioni February 25 Marioni’s signature style has been described as the purest of classical forms executed in glass by an American glassblower. Hear him talk about his work. Lecture begins at 6:00 p.m. Free; reservations are required. Family Night at the Museum March 12 Kids and parent, enjoy a free night out at the Museum. Explore the galleries, see glass demonstrations, make fun crafts and enjoy live entertainment. 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Free.
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2300°: St. Patrick’s Day March 18 Live music by the Town Pants, great food and drink, and incredible glassmaking! 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free admission; some additional cost for food and drink. Families Explore: France March 21 Discover flowers, insects, birds and more in nature-inspired Art Nouveau glass. Make a paperweight and paint your own stained-glass window. 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Included in Museum admission. Spring Break April 2-25 Take family-focused Hidden Treasures Tours, enjoy special Hot Glass Show features and explore the galleries using special activity sheets. All activities included in the price of admission. Families Explore: Green April 18 Celebrate Earth Day. Learn about new fluorescent light bulbs, solar panels, and the history of recycling glass cullet. Make mosaics with found objects and learn ways to be “green” at home. 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Included in Museum admission. Save Your Memories Workshop May 2 Learn how to care for photos and paper keepsakes. Regional experts will lecture on the preservation of personal items, and provide an overview of handling and storing photos. One-on-one consultations offered; bring select keepsakes for advice. The workshop will be held from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the Southeast Steuben County Library. Free, but registration is requested. Contact Jennifer Russell, Southeast Steuben County Library, at 607.936.3713, ext. 208. 42nd Annual Student Art Show May 7 – 11 Become inspired by the creative minds of local schoolchildren. 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Museum admission not required to enter the show. Families Explore: The Middle Ages May 16 Merry Mischief and Lord Talon Fairbrother adventure into the time of knights and princesses. Learn about glass inventions from the Middle Ages and explore the new exhibition, Medieval Glass for Popes, Princes, and Peasants. 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Included in Museum admission. 2300°: Glass Fest May 27
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Kick off Corning’s Glass Fest with live music by Misty Love and the Motown Sounds, great food and drink, and incredible glassmaking! 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Free admission; some additional cost for food and drink. About the Museum The Corning Museum of Glass is home to the world’s most comprehensive and celebrated collection of glass, with more than 45,000 objects reflecting 3,500 years of glassmaking history. An independent, non-profit, educational institution, the Museum is dedicated to the art, history, science, research and exhibition of glass. The Museum is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. every day, and from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the summer. Kids and teens, 19 and under, receive free admission. Adult admission to The Corning Museum of Glass is $14.00. ###

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Contact Information Yvette Sterbenk Corning Museum of Glass http://www.cmog.org 607-974-8124 Dara Riegel Corning Museum of Glass 607-974-7599

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