Glass Axis Events: Glassqueraade Fundraiser and Free Demo

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Glass Axis is holding a free demo with Victoria Ahmadizadeh, as well as their Glassqueraade Fundraiser! Detaials down below, and go to glassaxis.org to get more info. You can also donate to Glass Axis if you cannot attend the event, link included in the description below.

Glassquerade: A Mardi Gras Celebration Fundraiser

Saturday, March 8 | 7pm-1am

Glass Axis, a vibrant glass art center dedicated to making and learning, would like to invite you join us March 8th for Glassquerade, a Mardi Gras celebration fundraiser.

The day will start with all ages glass workshops. At 8 pm our formal fundraiser will begin featuring exciting glassblowing demonstrations and performances, live music and dancing. Ticket prices include appetizers and refreshments. A cash bar will be open all night. The highlight of the evening will be a high energy glass fashion show. Proceeds from the event will be used towards the upcoming move to our new facility in the Franklinton neighborhood.
Enjoy an evening of entertainment by your local glass artists while supporting Glass Axis, a unique resource in our community. Tickets will be available for pre-purchase on Eventbrite or at the door. General admission is $20, VIP admission is $50 & will include an impressive swag bag.

Come dressed to impress – costumes are encouraged!

The event will take place on Saturday, March 8 at Glass Axis. This will be a ticketed, fundraising event. Proceeds from the event will be used in our upcoming move to our new facility in the Franklinton neighborhood. The day will start with glass workshops for adults and children, and in the evening our formal fundraiser will feature glassblowing demonstrations, live music, performances and dancing, as well as food and beverages from our sponsors. The evening will culminate with a glass fashion show. Please share in our celebration of new beginnings!

Glass Fashion Show
The highlight of the evening will be our glass fashion show. Please email Kami Westhoff at kami9westhoff@gmail.com right away if you would like to participate so we have an approximate count. We will have glass costume work days in the warm shop, where assistance and some materials will be available. Work days will be offered:

Thursdays: 6-8pm
Sundays: 1-3pm

Volunteer
We will need volunteers to work the event, in addition to promoting the event and creating signage. Working the event could include: 
-cleaning
-decorating
-working the door
-working in the gallery
-bartending
-running workshops in the hot shop making voodoo dolls
-running workshops in the warm shop making beads and/or mosaic masks
Interested in being a volunteer? Please fill out our online form.

More Info
If you can’t volunteer or attend, but would like to support Glass Axis, please click here to donate.If you have any questions, please email hello@glassaxis.org with “Glassquerade” as the subject.

Free Last Saturday Demo: Victoria Ahmadizadeh

Saturday | February 22 | 4-6pm

Every last Saturday of the month Glass Axis presents free demonstrations. Watch as an artist makes their personal best. This in-depth demonstration shows the step-by-step process and finesse of creating glass art. In Februrary, we feature Victoria Ahmadizadeh. Ahmadizadeh will construct a glass interpretation of a “rat king” in the hot shop. A rat king is a cluster of mice whose tails have become intertwined, causing the mice to coexist and grow together for the rest of their lives. The phenomena is regarded as a bad omen, and in medieval times it was believed that a rat king was a single creature with many bodies. Overall, Ahmadizadeh is interested in our relationship with rats – small, intelligent creatures that are loathed as domestic intruders, coveted as pets, used widely for scientific research and referenced in pop culture as both adorable and fearsome.

About Victoria Ahmadizadeh
Victoria Ahmadizadeh is a sculptor who creates narratives examining paradox in society and individual identity. She draws inspiration from a myriad of places, such as her Persian and Hispanic family heritage, interest in fashion’s link to culture, and formal training as a painter, glass artist and ceramicist.

Ahmadizadeh is from the Philadelphia region and holds a BFA in Glass from Tyler School of Art at Temple University, 2010. She was recently an intern for the John Michael Kohler Art Center’s Arts/Industry residency program, WI, where she assisted residents of the Kohler Co. Pottery. Ahmadizadeh was a member of The Clay Studio’s Work Exchange, PA, from 2010-2012. She has traveled to Penland School of Crafts, NC and The Studio at Corning Museum of Glass, NY to participate as a scholarship student. Ahmadizadeh has also been a summer staff member and artist assistant at Pilchuck Glass School, WA. She currently resides in Columbus, OH where she is a visiting scholar and artist assistant at The Ohio State University. Ahmadizadeh’s work is notably included in issue #33 of The Corning Museum of Glass New Glass Review.

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