Holiday Glass in the Studio

Venture down to the WheatonArts Glass Studio on Saturday, December 7, 14, & 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. to watch our glass artists celebrate the season by creating holiday-themed glass objects, large and small! Visitors can also 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.


Big Glass Blast!

Watch as the Big Glass Blast Team designs and creates a large-scale Cornucopia in the Glass Studio from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. 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.

Stop by the Holiday Studio Sale in the Event Center, November 29 through December 8, to find a variety of glass and ceramic items reduced 30% to 70% OFF original prices!

Enjoy FREE admission all day, part of the “WheatonArts Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!” program.


Holiday Studio Sale

Head over to the WheatonArts Event Center from November 29 through December 8 for the annual Holiday Studio Sale! 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. FREE Admission to the sale! Studio Sale Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. WheatonArts Members are invited to enjoy an early Preview Reception to the Sale on November 29 at 9:30 a.m.


Emanation 2019: Meet the Artists

Join us at WheatonArts on November 9 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. as we celebrate our current exhibition, Emanation 2019! The afternoon will be filled with hands-on activities that encourage creative learning, artist demonstrations of how the artworks were made in our Glass Studio, informal gallery talks by the curator and exhibiting artists, and a return performance of “Phantom Frequencies” by Martha McDonald and Laura Baird. See the full schedule for this unique celebration on our website at wheatonarts.org.

“Phantom Frequencies” features glass instruments created in the WheatonArts Glass Studio that were inspired by the historic glass objects in the Museum of American Glass collection. The performance explores the myriad ways glass can speak in a dialogue between the ghosts of WheatonArts past and the glass of some imagined future. The "Phantom Frequencies" photo used here is by Ryan Collerd.

Emanation 2019, curated by Julie Courtney, is on display through December 31, 2019 in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts. Emanation 2019 is the third exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at WheatonArts for experiment based exploration. The results are displayed with an emphasis on each artist’s creative process. Artists participating in the exhibit are Jesse Krimes, Tristin Lowe, Martha McDonald and Laura Baird, Karyn Olivier, Richard Torchia, Allan Wexler, and Jo Yarrington. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is included with general admission to WheatonArts.


HalloWheaton

Enjoy a FREE trick-or-treat event throughout the grounds at WheatonArts on October 27 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Find out why HalloWheaton has quickly become a local family tradition! Trick-or-Treat in your favorite Halloween costume and meet actors from Mystic Realms dressed as traditional characters such as the Mummy, Grymm Witches, the too-tall scarecrow and many others. Photo ops with the characters are welcomed!

This event is scare-free and family-friendly. Admission is FREE for the day, part of the “WheatonArts Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!” program. In case of inclement weather trick or treating and shows will be inside the Event Center.

HalloWheaton is also part of “Customer Appreciation Week” when the WheatonArts Museum Stores say Thank You to our customers Saturday, October 25 through Sunday, November 3, 2019.


East Asian Autumn Festival

Free on October 26, 2019 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the WheatonArts Event Center, enjoy a vivid introduction to the unique Asian traditions associated with the Moon and Lantern Festivals of East Asia! Narrated music and dance performances will feature Japanese Minyo dances and Taiko drumming, traditional Korean dances, the Chinese lantern dance, a traditional Vietnamese Ao Dai costume show, the Chinese Peking Opera, as well as a musical performance featuring a zither and vocals.

Visitors can participate in unique experiences of old imagery and present-day creativity with a variety of special hands-on demonstrations of folk and traditional art making from many different cultures. Enjoy stations presenting the Chinese “Art of Tea” and play games. The community arts project and installation of “A Hundred Lanterns” will also be on display!

Free admission for the East Asian Autumn Festival is provided by the “WheatonArts Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive” program.

The “East Asian Autumn Festival” is part of the Down Jersey Folklife Center’s “Near and Far: Arts and Cultures of East Asia” project, presented in partnership with Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. Major support for this partnership project has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a partner agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.


Emanation 2019 @ WheatonArts

Emanation 2019 is on display through December 31, 2019 in the Museum of American Glass at WheatonArts.

Emanation 2019 is the third exhibition of contemporary art featuring new works developed and created by artists invited to utilize the resources and facilities at WheatonArts for experiment-based exploration. The results are displayed with an emphasis on each artist’s creative process. “The artists in this iteration of Emanation have not previously worked in glass, but are creative thinkers and problem-solvers, who have embraced the opportunity to experiment in a new medium,” notes Julie Courtney, curator of Emanation 2019. The artists she brought to the project each have a unique perspective and aesthetic on the integration of glass into their works, creating powerful visuals (and even sounds) relating to invisible labor, prison incarceration rates, beauty in destruction, and “cartoon violence,” just to name a few. Artists participating in the exhibit are Jesse Krimes, Tristin Lowe, Martha McDonald and Laura Baird, Karyn Olivier, Richard Torchia, Allan Wexler, and Jo Yarrington. Open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is included with general admission to WheatonArts.


Water/Ways

Water/Ways, an exhibition from the Smithsonian’s Museum on Main Street, explores the relationship between people and water. It explores the centrality of water in our lives including its effect on the environment and climate, its practical role in agriculture and economic planning, its impact on culture and spirituality, as well as its inspiring contributions to art and music. WheatonArts, in cooperation with the New Jersey Council for the Humanities (NJCH), will examine water as an environmental necessity and an important cultural element as it hosts the traveling “Water/Ways” exhibition. Open October 15 through November 17, 2019, Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Gallery of Fine Craft at WheatonArts.

Participate in a public discussion on Saturday, October 19, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. as NJCH hosts the “What is Your Water Story?” workshop and enjoy FREE admission to WheatonArts for the entire day, part of “Family Days! Presented by PNC Arts Alive!”

Water/Ways is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution and the New Jersey Council for the Humanities and was adapted from an exhibition organized by the American Museum of Natural History, New York.


Festival of Fine Craft

The 21st annual Festival of Fine Craft takes place at Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center on October 5 & 6, 2019, rain or shine! This event, sponsored by Avalon Flooring and OceanFirst, features the works of 150+ juried contemporary and traditional artists and craftspeople. Throughout the WheatonArts campus, artists working in clay, fiber, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed media, wearable art, wood, and more will exhibit and sell their unique works of art. Visitors can interact with demonstrating artists working in a variety of mediums, listen to live music, relax in the Beer & Wine Garden, engage in complimentary family art activities, and enjoy refreshments from gourmet food trucks. The crowd-favorite “WheatonArts Glass Pumpkin Patch” will be displayed at the center of WheatonArts’ campus with over 6,000 handcrafted glass pumpkins for the picking! The Festival of Fine Craft is included with General Admission to WheatonArts. Visit wheatonarts.org for more information and event updates.


Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts

This exhibition in the Down Jersey Folklife Center at WheatonArts features paj ntaub artworks and jewelry created by Hmong master artist and teacher, Pang Xiong Sirirathasuk Sikoun. Many of Pang Xiong’s paj ntaub works on display are created as “story cloths,” incorporating figurative and symbolic images to provide visual narratives on a wide range of themes—folk tales and legends, depictions of Hmong family clans, nature; stories of the Hmong peoples’ migrations, wars, and painful journeys from farming villages to refugee camps. Pang Xiong’s visual representations of the Hmong oral history, folklore and life experiences are both educational and inspiring. Open October 4 through December 31, 2019, Tuesday through Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The “Embroidered Stories: Hmong Fiber Arts” exhibit is part of the Down Jersey Folklife Center’s “Near and Far: Arts and Cultures of East Asia” project, presented in partnership with Cumberland County Cultural and Heritage Commission and Atlantic County Office of Cultural and Heritage Affairs. Major support for this partnership project has been provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts. Additional project support provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

Photo: Embroidered Stories, Hmong Belt, Pang Xiong Sirirathasuk Sikoun