More Museum News
T he National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia will honor Harvey Littleton and his Family with the Artists as Heroes Award as part of the Glass Now 2008 Weekend, September 18-21. Littleton is considered to be the father of the studio glass movement. Littleton’s son, John and John’s wife Kate Vogel have continued the glass tradition andworked together as a glass team for years. Their work is shown in many noted galleries. Littleton’s daughter, Maurine is the owner of the Maurine Littleton Gallery in Washington D.C.
Read the Interview with John Littleton and Kate Vogel Littleton in Glass Focus Feb/Mar 1991.
Look in on what’s happening at The Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington.During regular museum hours you can see artists making works *live* online by visiting: http://museumofglass.org/live-glassmaking/watch-the-hot-shop-live/ The Hot Shop Live video takes about 1 minute to start feeding so the square above will be blank until the video kicks in. You are watching what is taking place in the hot shop as it happens. Current Hours: Open 7 days a week—Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm, Third Thursdays 10am to 8pm, Sunday 12pm to 5pm. All hours are Pacific Standard Time.
This fall, The Corning Museum of Glass launches its Hot Glass Show (live, narrated glassblowing demonstrations) on Celebrity Cruises. The Museum is looking for hardworking, talented, narrator/demonstrators who can blow glass, interact professionally with the public and narrate the process for the audience in an articulate, engaging manner. For more details contact Julie McAlinn at 607.974.8241 or email@example.com, or visit www.cmog.org.
The Dorflinger Glass Museum located in Wayne County, Pennsylvania, began in 1860 when Christian Dorflinger transformed the town of White Mills, from a sleepy hamlet on the banks of the Lackawaxen River into a bustling industrial center. For more than half a century the Dorflinger glass works produced exquisite cut lead crystal that graced many fine American tables including several in the White House. www.dorflinger.org