Style Scene: Tulsa Glassblowing Studio hosts fundraiser Thursday
BY JASON ASHLEY WRIGHT World Scene Writer
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
6/05/12 at 5:26 AM
Tulsa Glassblowing Studio is about to prove "Some Like It Hot."
That's the theme for the nonprofit's second annual fundraiser 6 p.m. Thursday at the Campbell Hotel, 2636 E. 11th St.
A scholarship generator for underserved youth interested in the art of glass, "Some Like It Hot" will feature live and silent auctions of original handblown glass and fine art.
The auction will include works by famed glass artist Kreg Kallenberger, Karen Wildenbrink-Johnsen and Jasen Johnsen, Ed Schmid, Scott Darlington, Rollin Karg, Rory McCallister, Kenneth John Gonzales, and Tulsa Glassblowing Studio's Rachel Haynes.
Haynes is collaborating with nationally renowned artists on the following pieces: "Happy Pill," inspired and autographed by Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne; a blown-and-fused-glass wall installation with Michael Davis; and inspirations by Oklahoma-based artist Matt Moffett and Texas-based architect David Anderson.
Entertainment will include a performance by the Vintage Wild Flowers.
A nonprofit that is available and accessible to the public, Tulsa Glassblowing Studio's vision is to promote and preserve the art of glassblowing. It works with area youth through programs to teach teamwork, discipline and effective communication.
Tickets to "Some Like It Hot" are $50 per person and are available at the door.
For more, including advanced tickets, call 918-582-4527.
The Green Country Quilters Guild will put on a show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Expo Square's Central Park Hall.
More than 450 quilts and 40 vendors will be at the event. Other highlights include a small quilt auction, free lectures, a quilt boutique and a sewing machine giveaway each day.
Admission is $8. For more, visit tulsaworld.com/greencountryquilts
A studio presentation
Hopestone Studio at 120 SW Frank Phillips Blvd. in Bartlesville will host an opening night event with several artists from 6-9 p.m. Wednesday.
Lauren Florence, the studio's owner, will feature new work by Jan Brieschke, Shaun Collier, Gary Gibson, Brad Glock, Orville Knight, Carolyn Mock, Janice Wright, and Jim and Videlle Ingram.
While you're there, be sure to check out Florence's gorgeous silk scarves, which will be 30 percent off that evening.
For more, call the studio, 918-337-0669.
Tuesday-Wednesday: Escada. This classic line's fall offerings include beautifully tailored suiting, gorgeous dresses and interesting textural contrasts - a collection full of leather in unexpected colors, silks in inspired prints and fitted frocks channeling the '40s. Miss Jackson's, Utica Square, 918-747-8671.
Thursday-Friday: Lafayette 148 New York. For fall, designer Edward Wilkerson's mix of timeless elements and of-the-moment trends includes flattering volume, favorites being wool layering pieces with strong geometry and modern art-inspired color-blocked shifts. Miss Jackson's, Utica Square, 918-747-8671.
Original Print Headline: Find handblown glass art as studio hosts fundraiser
Tulsa Glassblowing Studio is gearing up for its annual fundraiser, "Some Like It Hot," on Thursday. MIKE SIMONS / Tulsa World file