Washington Glass School’s Open Studio Spring 2017

Big Thank-You to all who came to the Washington Glass School’s and Gateway Arts Open Studio Tour this past weekend! A great time for everyone to see what has been cooking in the kilns!

Open Studios is when art lovers can visit artists in the Washington Glass Studios, see their work, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes.

Open Studios is when art lovers can visit artists in the Washington Glass Studios, see their work, and get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into their working processes.

Many of the instructors and artists of the Washington Glass School participated in the exhibit of work.

Many of the instructors and artists of the Washington Glass School participated in the exhibit of work.

Erwin Timmers' work looked incredible!

Erwin Timmers’ work looked incredible!

There was plenty for the community to ooh and ahh about!

There was plenty for the community to ooh and ahh about!

The Open Studio got everyone inspired and excited about what will be created next!

The Open Studio got everyone inspired and excited about what will be created next!

Washington Glass School Open House and Gateway Arts District Tour Saturday!

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This Saturday, May 13th, from Noon til 5, Washington Glass School will be part of the Gateway Arts District Open Studios! Above is a teaser collage of glass artwork now on exhibit! Over 100 participating studios, galleries, and other cultural venues offering a behind-the-scenes look into the area’s workshops and creative places – with an After-Party at Gateway Arts Center!

Get Ready For Spring Gateway Open Studio!

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Saturday, May 13, 2017, 12-5pm

​Welcome to the DMV region’s largest-of-its-kind arts celebration and festival—Gateway Open Studios Tour. Come to the Washington Glass School and see what the artists and instructors have been working on!

Come to the Spring 2017 Gateway Open Studio where you’ll have behind-the-scenes access to studios, galleries, cultural centers, and performance spaces throughout the Gateway Arts District in Prince George’s County! Besides the Washington Glass School – other studios will be open, including Otis Street Arts Projects, White Point Studio, Jackson Jarvis Studios, Orange Door Studios, as well as the studios of Alonzo Davis, Robert Devers, Alec Simpson and more! 2017 marks Washington Glass School’s 16th birthday – and there will be lots to see!

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Erwin Timmers cast recycled glass sculpture 2017. Photo by Pete Duvall

 

Washington Glass School Holiday Open Studio This Weekend!

holiday.open.studio.art.gateway.district.dmv.usa.glass.washington.schoolSaturday December 10, 2016 – from Noon-5pm Washington Glass School artists scheduled to exhibit: (L-R) Jennifer Lindstrom, Chris Shea, Audrey Wilson, Trish Kent, Erwin Timmers. Not shown: Tim Tate, Syl Mathis, Veta Carney, Laurie Brown, Michael Janis, George Anderton, Diane Cabe, Deb Ruzinsky.

Gateway Arts Open Studio Winter Washington Glass SchoolHere it comes again….the annual Washington Glass School Open Studios, one of the most eagerly anticipated holiday arts events in the DMV (D.C., Maryland, Virginia.)!

From the small child to the serious art collector, the Holiday Open House fits everyone’s taste. The event features fun gift ideas and snacks, with the artists of the Gateway Arts District opening their studios to the public. We invite the community to visit the Gateway Arts District and experience a unique DMV art event! Gateway Arts District Maryland District of Columbia Washington Glass School

Get Ready For Holiday Open Studio – Dec 10 2016!

gateway.arts.district.2016.open.studios.washington_glass_schoolThe Washington Glass School will be part of the Gateway Arts District Open Studios that will take place from 12-5pm on December 10, 2016. Join the WGS artist and instructors and check out all the surrounding artist makers spaces! So many art spaces to explore and discover incredible artwork for sale! Get ready to be amazed!

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Gateway Open Studio Tours – Saturday May 14th!!

Map of Gateway Open Studio Tours 2016

Map of Gateway Open Studio Tours 2016

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The 12th Annual Gateway Open Studio Tour in the Prince George’s County Gateway Arts District -home to one of the DC metro area’s most innovative and creative artist community – opens this Saturday, May 14th, 2016, from 12-5 p.m. Later – from 5-8pm, the Gateway Arts Center will host an After Party and an Opening Reception at the 39th Street Gallery.

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Veta Carney, “Coyote”, glass, mixed media

Gateway Arts District artists, studios and galleries will open their doors to the public – with many studios featuring live demonstrations and performances.

Come to the Washington Glass School and Studio and see works by WGS artists: Erwin Timmers, Audrey Wilson, Michael Janis, Laurie Brown, John Henderson, Tim Tate, Diane Cabe, Veta Carney, Trish Kent and Debra Ruzinsky.

 

Washington Glass School & Mount Rainier Artist Studio Winter Open Studio December 12, 2015

Visit the Washington Glass School and all the surrounding artist studios!

Visit the Washington Glass School and all the surrounding artist studios for the Holidays!

On Saturday, December 12, 2015, from Noon til 5 pm, the (always creative!) Mount Rainier artist studios will all be hosting Winter Open Studios!

Visit (and shop) in some of the most creative studios in the Washington, DC area! Participating studios include: Artbar, ReCreative Spaces, Otis Street Arts Project, White Point Studio, Orange Door Studios, Tanglewood Works, Blue Door Studios, and more! Nearby Brentwood Arts Exchange has their craft store and will have specialty beer tastings sponsored by Town Center Market.

The Washington Glass School will again feature works by our artists and instructors – including Michael Janis, Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Audrey Wilson, Veta Carney, John Hendersen, Trish Kent, Debra Ruzinsky, Syl Mathis, Laurie Brown, Diane Cabe, Chip Montague,Todd Piantedosi, Jennifer Lindstrom. Make a point to Celebrate the Season!mt rainier open studio winter glass

Washington Glass School’s 13th Anniversary Open House & Bar Mitzvah!

13 years old already! Time to become an adult…..and have one great party! erwin.timmers.clusterx.recycled_glass.bottle.ledCome on by…lots of music, food…and most of all..great art! See works by wonderful artists like Michael Janis, Erwin Timmers, Sean Hennessey and Tim Tate..plus others!
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Thanks to all who have supported us for so many years! Please stop on by just to say hi, see wonderful glass and join us in this celebration!

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The adjacent artists studios here in the Gateway Arts District are part of the Open Studio Tour – make a day of it!

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Where: Washington Glass School
3700 Otis St.
Mt. Rainier, Md 20712
202-744-8222

When: Saturday, May 10th from noon to 5pm.

Photos from WGS 9th Anniversary Open House

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Washington Glass School’s 9th anniversary party was a great event! Hundreds joined the artists and instructors celebrate – the event started with a parade complete with marching bands and the Mayor of Mount Rainier – Melinda Miles – greeting everyone.
The open house was lots of fun – the artists showcased their work, torchwork demos were held, with a collaborative artwork piece was made by the lampworkers during the day.

Mayor Miles opens the parade – complete with marching bands, clowns, and politicians – (which is which?)

A view of one of the studios during open house.

Tim Tate chats up visitors to the school.

Alison Sigethy exhibits her eco-art.

David and JoAnn Pearcy set up glass jewelry. Valerie Hassett and friend viewing Kirk Waldroff’s cast glass prints.

Robert Kincheloe demos on the torch.

Jessica Beels discusses her sculpture.

The party gets into full swing- put yer hands in the air – woop! woop!
The next Washington Glass School Open House is in December – mark your calendars now!

9th Anniversary Open House

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“Untitled” by Robert Kincheloe / photo by Anything Photographic
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Join the Washington Glass School as it celebrates its 9th Anniversary this coming Saturday with an Open House and Artwork Sale – art and craft from over 20 studio artists and instructors will be available.

Artists exhibiting include: Michael Janis, Tim Tate, Erwin Timmers, Syl Mathis, Robert Kincheloe, Jessica Beels, Nancy Donnelly, Sean Hennessey, Rania Hassan, Jennifer Lindstrom, David Pearcy, Anne Plant, Cheryl Derricotte, David Cook, Allegra Marquart, Chris Shea, Nancy Krondstat, Kirk Waldroff, Alison Sigethey, and more! Torchwork demonstrations, discounts on class registrations, music, food & fun!

The surrounding artist studios (Red Dirt Studio with Margaret Boozer, JJ McCracken; Flux Studios with Novie Trump, Laurel Lukaszewski; Sinel, Stewart, Weiss Studio; Bob Devers Studio; Nan Montgomery) will be participating in the huge event, along with the Gateway Arts District’s Mount Rainier Day events along Rhode Island Avenue.

Washington Glass School
9th Anniversary / Open Studio / Sale
3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
202.744.8222
Noon til 6 pm, Saturday, May 15, 2010
Free and open to the public