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Norton Museum of Art's mobile glass studio gets lift

Post Time:Jan 10,2012Classify:Industry NewsView:275

WEST PALM BEACH — A heavy-duty crane hoisted a multi-ton mobile studio over a back fence Sunday at the Norton Museum of Art, prepping for a hot glass roadshow slated to begin this month.


The Corning Museum of Glass's 10-week run of glass-blowing demonstrations, Jan. 18 to March 25, is part of the Norton's commemoration of the 50th anniversary of glass design as an art form in the United States.


The road show is the world's premiere mobile glassblowing unit, according to the Norton.


"Glass has been around for a long time, but the art of glass hasn't," Norton spokesman Scott Benarde said.


The 30,000-pound and 28-foot trailer will sit in the Norton's east courtyard to offer visitors narrated glass demonstrations eight times a day, Tuesday through Saturday, and seven times a day on Sunday.


The glass-blowing program also will feature a hands-on workshops and glassblowing performances.


It's free to museum members or visitors under age 13, but other visitors must pay an additional $3.


The studio-glass program will also include an installation by Wisconsin-based glass artist Beth Lipman and an exhibition of studio glass works.

Source: www.palmbeachpost.comAuthor: shangyi

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