GEEKS & GLASS - JUNE 21
Making glass isn’t just about being creative. It involves regulating temperature, maintaining centrifugal force, and much more scientific knowledge! Come join us for our Third Friday appreciation for the “geekier” aspects of creating amazing glass.
WHAT ELSE IS GOING ON?
Geek out over our glass art Experiences! $35 per project*
–Glassblowing (Ages 10+): Sculpt glowing molten glass into a paperweight.
–Flameworking (Ages 10+): Melt glass rods through a torch to craft beautiful beads. Add them to a bracelet, keychain, or necklace pendant!
–Fused Glass: (Ages 6+): Cut and layer pieces of glass to create jewelry, wine charms, bug magnet, glass tile, or nightlight.
*Experiences are first come, first served. No advance registration available. See below for available options.
Delicious eats by the Go Gyro Go food truck!
East Gallery presents new artwork by Doug Weaver. See more info below.
7:00p: Live science demonstrations by the St. Louis Science Center!
8:30p: The St. Louis Fire Technicians blaze their way through more fantastic fiery feats!
Doors open at 6:00p.
Admission is FREE for all ages
No RSVP required
Limited onsite parking is available. Guests arriving later at the event may have to park nearby on Delmar Blvd.
ON DISPLAY: "City Views" by Doug Weaver
St. Louis has one of the most iconic and recognizable skylines in the United States, and this city’s rich history is rooted in its architecture. Since returning to St. Louis in 2015 after a two year stint in Rwanda, Doug Weaver has painted the Gateway Arch more than a dozen times. Weaver lives in a historic brick home in Old North, St. Louis. His view of Downtown has caused him to fall in love with and really explore this cityscape. Despite its urban nature, St. Louis is really a combination of small towns in its mix of historic and ever-changing neighborhoods. This show explores many of the striking views of St. Louis’ buildings and parks, both past and present.
Doug Weaver originally moved to St. Louis in 2011 to attend graduate school at Fontbonne University where he received his MFA in Painting. From 2013 to 2015, Weaver taught art, music, and drama in Rwanda as a Peace Corps Volunteer. Over the past three years, Weaver has dived into the guts of St. Louis. He has worked as a case manager in homelessness prevention from displacement due to gentrification in the Tower Grove area. He spends much of his time building awareness of systemic disparities in social infrastructure due to region, race, and income. Weaver is a foster parent of teenagers in St. Louis City, giving him constant interaction with St. Louis Public Schools, Public health, St. Louis Judicial System, St. Louis Police Department, and many of St. Louis’s many great non-profit and community based organizations.
Weaver’s love for St. Louis is matched only for his love of painting. He hand-grinds his own oil paints from locally sourced materials including oil from local farms, beeswax from a local beekeeper, and pigments that he makes himself from dye plants that he grows at the 13th Street Community Garden in Old North.See more of Doug's work
GLASS ART EXPERIENCES - $35
Choose from a pendant & earring set or ring