(Vancouver, BC) – The Terminal City Glass Co-op is hosting Spark Fire & Light, an annual public fundraising event on Saturday, May 26th, 7:00 pm to
11 pm at 1191 Parker Street in East Vancouver. Tickets are $35.00 per guest and available for purchase online at www.terminalcityglass.com. Spark Fire & Light offers an evening of live glassblowing demonstrations, food, drink and music along with the chance to bid on a silent auction that will feature pieces by some of North America’s premier glass artists with works ranging from wearable jewellery to functional and sculptural objects.
Monies raised from this annual fundraising event will help support community building activities and Terminal City Glass Co-op’s public and educational programming.
Event: Spark Fire & Light – Terminal City Glass Co-op Annual Fundraising Event Featuring Live Glassblowing
Date: Saturday, May 26, 2018
Time: 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Address: Terminal City Glass Co-op, 1191 Parker Street, Vancouver, BC
Details: Evening will feature live glassblowing demonstrations and a silent auction with work from award-winning glass artists.
Costs: $35.00 per person (Ticket price includes canapés and a complimentary drink ticket from a selection of BC craft beer and wine)
Tickets: Purchase tickets online at www.terminalcityglass.com
“Glassblowing is a fascinating art form to watch,” says Laura Carey, Executive Director, Terminal City Glass Co-op. “Glass artists begin with molten glass on a blowpipe, blow a bubble to start expanding the glass and then shape and form the surface using a variety of tools. If you haven’t had the chance to watch glass as an art form, this evening could even be the spark for you to try glassblowing yourself.”
Silent auction items at Spark Fire & Light will feature work by award-winning glass artists including:
- Brad Turner – Winner of the 2013 RBC Award for Glass and the 2017 Carter-Wosk BC Creative Achievement Award
- Jill Allan – Winner of the 2007 Carter-Wosk BC Creative Achievement Award
- Benji Kikkert – Winner of the 2012 RBC Award for Glass
- Aaron Oussoren – Winner of the 2016 RBC Award for Glass
- Jaan Andres – Winner of the ACAD Board of Governors Award in Glass
- Naoko Takenouchi – Co-Founded of the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts
About Terminal City Glass Co-op:
Terminal City Glass Co-op is Canada’s first and only non-profit glass arts Co-op. Founded in February 2012, the studio was built almost entirely with donated equipment and materials and the
volunteer labour of members. With almost 200 members, and over 600 people annually taking courses, the Co-op provides access to glassmaking equipment and resources for the development of emerging and established glass artists. The Co-op offers courses in glassblowing, flameworking, beadmaking and sandblasting to everyone age 16+.
Fawn Mulcahy, The Fawnz Creative Communications