Art on tap at MOGtoberfest, October 26

22 Oct

“Bier” illustration by Chris Sharp

WHO: Museum of Glass
WHAT: MOGtoberfest
WHEN: Friday, October 26, 2012, 6:30-10:30 pm
WHERE: Museum of Glass
TICKETS: $35 advance | $40 at the door | $30 MOG members

Art glass meets craft beer at MOGtoberfest, a new event hosted by the Museum of Glass (MOG) on Friday, October 26, 2012 from 6:30-10:30 pm. Foot-stomping oom-pah-pah music will usher in this celebration of the autumn season, local brews and glass art; the event will also feature a buffet of traditional German fare, and glassblowing demonstrations by Fulcrum Gallery owner/artist Oliver Doriss.

MOGtoberfest is inspired by a new limited-edition Signature Artists Beer Growler Series.  In celebration of the museum’s tenth anniversary, the MOG’s own hot shop team invited five pioneers in the field of studio glass painting (Robert Carlson, Walter Lieberman, Charlie Parriott, Cappy Thompson and Dick Weiss) and one modern master (David Walters) to collaborate on painting unique beer jugs.  “These six artists have combined their vision and talents to create art you can use and re-use over and over again,” comments MOG Hot Shop Manager Benjamin Cobb.  “We hope these growlers instigate a new tradition which will continue in the years to come.”

The collection of 10 vessels will be unveiled at the event.  Each growler is valued at $750 and will be available for purchase in the museum store. One of the growlers will be given away as the prize for a drawing at MOGtoberfest; tickets for the drawing can be purchased at the museum’s admission desk for $20 through October 26.

Guests will receive a tasting glass and four tickets to sample different beer varieties from Engine House No. 9 and the Harmon Brewery. Wine will also be available for sampling. In addition to the painted growlers, the MOG hot shop has created an assortment of hand-blown growlers that can be purchased for $150. Pint glasses hand painted by local artists will also be available for purchase.

Reserve your space now – advance tickets at http://www.museumofglass.org. Must be 21 or older to attend.

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