Spark! at The Gallery of Fine Craft

What spark ignited these exhibiting artists to create their latest works? Join us in celebrating with the artists as they push their limits while also challenging the viewer to fuel their own creative fire! This invitational exhibit includes works by Carmen Lozar, Kit Paulson, Jo Yarrington, and from featured “ignite! a WheatonGather” guest artist, Richard Royal.
Located in The Gallery of Fine Craft, this exhibit is free for everyone to experience (except during special outdoor events).

Photo: Teacups Unfurl and Unwind, 2016, found teacup and glass, by Carmen Lozar


Wheaton Springs 2019

Free and open to the public, this new “kick-off” event celebrates WheatonArts and its Visitors! Experience the arts and cultures of East Asia with special programming, explore the Museum of American Glass exhibit Emanation 2019 with a guided tour, create unique “make-and-take” projects in the Education Studio, and discover the art of paper-making, ceramic wheel-throwing, and hot glassblowing with special demonstrations throughout the day. Join us in the Event Center from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. for the “Spring Festival: Asian New Year Celebrations,” welcoming the Year of the Wild Boar! Festivities include narrated music, dance performances, demonstrations of Asian folk & traditional arts, and more! Free Admission! Part of the WheatonArts’ "Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!" program.


Old Masters: Buddhist Art in Pottery

Located in the Down Jersey Folklife Center at WheatonArts, the “Old Masters: Buddhist Art and Pottery” exhibition features a variety of Buddhist artworks from the private collections of Frederick Kramer and Losang Samten.

View pottery showcasing distinct ceramic styles of several Chinese periods, including Tang, Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties; Balinese pen and ink paintings; Chinese Brush paintings; sculptures of the many Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and other deities; as well as Tibetan thangkas – Buddhist paintings on cotton with silk appliqué.

Open Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., April 2 through June 30, 2019.

 

Photo: Tibetan Thangka, Collection of Losang Samten.


Mid-Winter Antique Show

The Mid-Winter Antique Show is January 26 & 27, 2019 in the Event Center at WheatonArts. This show spotlights approximately 40 quality dealers, attracting thousands of visitors from the Mid-Atlantic region. Attendees can explore a wide selection of antique furniture, books, ceramics, glass, jewelry, linens, memorabilia, paper, toys, pottery, primitives, vintage accessories, and more. Admission is $5.00 per person.

Show hours: Saturday, January 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, January 27 are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. WheatonArts Members enjoy a private Preview at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday.

Food and refreshments will be available for purchase in the Event Center. The award-winning Museum Stores will be open during both days of the show. The Museum of American Glass and Artist Studios will be open during the Antique Show from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.


Holiday Glass in the Studio

Venture down to the WheatonArts Glass Studio on Saturday, December 8, 15, and 22 to be amazed as our glass artists create holiday-themed glass objects, large and small throughout the day! Visitors can see other holiday glass objects on display, including the record-breaking giant glass ornament, glass fruitcake, the world’s largest glass turkey drumstick, and a 5'7" tall glass menorah.

General Admission: $10.00 Adults, $9.00 Senior Adults (62+), $7.00 Students, Children 5 and under are free.


Big Glass Blast!

Come down to the WheatonArts Glass Studio from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, November 23 for our BIG GLASS BLAST tradition! Watch and be amazed as the Big Glass Blast Team designs and creates large-scale holiday-themed glass objects throughout the day! Visitors will have a chance to see past years objects on display as well, including the record-breaking giant glass ornament, glass fruitcake, and the world’s largest glass turkey drumstick. Also the opening day of the annual Holiday Studio Sale, browse discounted works by WheatonArts Glass and Ceramic Artists and associate glass artists David & Melanie Leppla.

Big Glass Blast is held during “WheatonArts Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!” offering FREE Admission to all visitors! Visit our website to learn more at wheatonarts.org


Holiday Studio Sale

Join us November 23 through December 2 for the annual WheatonArts Holiday Studio Sale! There will be FREE Admission to the Studio Sale held in the Event Center from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (closed Monday, November 26). Get your pick of WheatonArts studio glass prototypes, seconds and overstocks, glass by Melanie Guernsey Leppla and David Leppla, and a wide selection of pottery by WheatonArts’ artist Terry Plasket and our WheatonArts Ceramic Studio Artists at discounts of 30 to 70 percent off original prices! WheatonArts Members are welcome to an Early Preview Reception of the sale on November 23 at 9:30 a.m.


The Flowers of Legend: A Night of Chinese Huangmei Opera, Qipao Dance & Fashion Show

Held in the WheatonArts Event Center, this dynamic performance features the XiaoFang Huangmei Arts Academy and is designed to present a combination of Chinese singing styles, dances, and instrumental music. The program includes Huangmei Opera episodes and singing dialogues, a traditional costume show, an interactive Qipao dance performance, and traditional instrumental music, including a solo on Erhu (Chinese two-string fiddle) of the famous “Tears of the River.” Attendees are invited to participate in the dance and costume show. Visit wheatonarts.org for early discount tickets!


20th Annual Festival of Fine Craft

The 20th Annual Festival of Fine Craft takes place at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center on October 6 and 7, 2018, rain or shine. This event features the work of 150 juried, contemporary and traditional artists. Throughout the WheatonArts campus, artists working in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed medium, wearable art, wood, and more will display and sell their work. Attendees can interact with demonstrating artists working in a variety of mediums, listen to live music, relax in the Beer & Wine Garden, and enjoy refreshments from gourmet food trucks. The crowd-favorite “WheatonArts Glass Pumpkin Patch” will be displayed in the center of WheatonArts’ campus. Hands-on family art activities will be available both days from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Festival of Fine Craft is included with General Admission to WheatonArts. Visit http://www.wheatonarts.org/calendar-eventon/festival-of-fine-craft/ for more information and event updates.


Transformations & Reflections: Chinese Paper Cuts

This exhibition in the Down Jersey Folklife Center at WheatonArts features the paper cuts, paper cut collage works and an installation created by the internationally celebrated Chinese artist, Xin Song. Many of her paper cut collages, installations and public works are presented in both China and the US, including Beijing, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Jersey. Reflections on cultural heritage and the challenges of present-day life; the search for new answers to old questions and new understandings of old wisdom are all intertwined in Song's creative exploration of cultural meanings, human values and universal connections.

Exhibition Opening Reception on Friday, October 12, at 5:30 p.m. Live demonstration by the exhibiting artist Xin Song, along with a Chinese musical performance by Qin Qian on Erhu (Chinese Two-String Fiddle) and Kurt Jung on Yangchin (Chinese Hammered Dulcimer).