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Hello friends,

AGI 2017 is in the works, and it will take place from Monday, August 7th through Saturday, August 12th.  As always, this event is sponsored by Glass Alchemy, LTD and will take place in western Pennsylvania at The Glass Blowing Center (a.k.a. "Wonka World").  We already have 10 demonstrators lined up.  If you are planning on coming, purchase you tickets soon!

Thanks for visiting,
Tom & Elaine Doner / a.k.a. Mr. & Mrs. Wonka

**P.S.   If you are a teacher in glass and / or other art forms, and need a venue to teach your medium, we have the space to accommodate you and your students.  Please contact us if you are interested in hosting your class here.

Visit Glass Alchemy's web siteArt Glass Invitational 2017 is sponsored by Glass Alchemy.

The 17th annual Art Glass Invitational (AGI) is an annual week long event held in western Pennsylvania to promote education and camaraderie within the lampworking community.

A wide variety of hands on demonstrations, slide shows, and lectures that take place all day, every day, will be sure to stimulate your creativity and possibly take your career in new directions.

Unlike any other glass event, we have 5 buildings with over 60 flame working stations for our guests to use for practicing techniques they have learned during the week, and to work with others.

You will enjoy a relaxed atmosphere in this rural setting at one of the most unique facilities that was specifically designed for lampworkers. Also included is:

  • All classes / demonstrations
  • Propane, oxygen, and adequate ventilation
  • Ample kiln space
  • 3 meals a day
  • Free bags of ice and chilled water taps
  • Shower rooms
  • BBQ / cooking area
  • Free camping on 8 acres of wooded land
  • Campfire areas
  • Free RV parking on premises / reservation required

Other fun events will include:

Friday Night poker Game:
It's a tradition every year for the AGI poker game (Texas Hold 'em) in which each player "buys in" with a piece of hand made glass.
 
Saturday Night Party:
This is the end of the week party in which we say goodbye to all of our new (and old) friends until next year.  The party features live music, free beer, and a pig roast.
 
Private "resort":
Our neighbors across the street have offered to open up their place to us, which is the closest thing to a "resort" as you will find around here which includes an in-ground swimming pool and a luxurious bar room with taps, billiard table, pinball, jukebox, and slot machines.  This will be available to us at select times throughout the week.
 
Bill Rasmussen Lounge:
This fully furnished air conditioned lounge features a 60" widescreen TV, VCR, DVD player, with a library of glass blowing DVD's and videos.  You can even watch the live demonstrations in the lounge thanks to a newly installed video line.

There are only 65 "Golden Tickets" available, so be sure to get yours before they're gone!

Art Glass Invitational 2017

Monday, August 7th
through
Saturday, August 12th

 

Demonstrators


Robert Mickelsen
http://www.mickelsenstudios.com/

Kenan Tiemeyer
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Chad Parker
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Sergio Vettori Rodreguez
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More to come as demonstrators are confirmed.
Glass Alchemy
Thanks to our sponsors and good friends (family, actually) we'll be firing up the furnace again, so we'll all have a chance to play with some offhand boro!
 

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