Zarrow Center explores the art of glassblowing

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Art center introduces glass ornament design for the holidays

The Henry Zarrow Center for Art and Education is celebrating the holiday season with its annual sale of glass ornaments created by artists at the Tulsa Glassblowing Studio. The ornaments are $35 each available now through Christmas with proceeds benefiting the Zarrow Center’s educational programs and the Tulsa Glassblowing Studio.

Zarrow ornamentJust in time for downtown Tulsa’s holiday attractions and festivities, the Zarrow Center rescheduled its First Friday Art Crawl to Dec. 13 from 6 to 9 p.m. in the Brady Arts District. Attendees will enjoy food and music as they tour the latest exhibits in one of Tulsa’s most historic neighborhoods.

The exploration of glassblowing continues with the VETRI: Glass Show and Sale through Jan. 12, 2014, in the Sherman Smith Family Gallery, 124 E. Brady. The exhibit will feature blown, sculpted and kiln-filled original works by local artists. Exhibit hours are Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

Tulsa area glassblowing artist Roy Loman will discuss techniques of hot glass sculpture during a brown bag lunch lecture on Dec. 13 from noon to 1 p.m. Coffee, tea and dessert will be provided. RSVP is requested.

Also, the Tulsa Glassblowing Studio will offer a holiday glass-fusing class for adults and children ages 5 and older on Dec. 14 from 1 to 4 p.m. Instructor Susan Teeter will lead a session on creating plates with colorful fused glass. All supplies are included, and artists from advanced to beginner skill levels are welcome.

For more information on any of these Zarrow Center events, please call 918-631-4402.

Cindy Williams