NORFOLK, Va., Nov. 10, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Glass Wheel Studio, a contemporary art facility located in the heart of The NEON, Norfolk’s Arts District, announces its Grand Opening Celebration on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, from 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm. In addition to exploring the beautifully renovated building, the public will be able to meet artists from the 2015-2016 Studio Artist Program, and view the inaugural exhibition PROVENANCE.
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This memorable event will be a celebration of the art community and the energy it brings to Norfolk. Attendees will experience stunning works of art and enjoy entertainment by DJ Tmobyle. Additionally, there will be passed hors d’oeuvres from Omar’s Carriage House and a cash bar, in which proceeds will go to the flourishing NEON District.
As part of the Grand Opening Celebration, Glass Wheel Studio will unveil their first exhibition, PROVENANCE. On view Nov. 14, 2015 – Jan. 17, 2016, PROVENANCE will feature works by glass artist Jon Goldberg, mixed-media artist Natalie Abrams, and a 71-piece neon installation by Liz Berk. The term provenance refers to the ownership history of a work of art, a resume of every hand it touched since its creation. This opening exhibition is a celebration of Glass Wheel Studio’s awaiting provenance. Its budding history of displaying innovative art and nurturing inspiring artists.
“This is just the beginning,” said Cheryl White, director of Glass Wheel Studio. “PROVENANCE is the first of many exhibitions that will undoubtedly cultivate an appreciation for contemporary art in glass and beyond.”
At the event, art enthusiasts will also have the chance to meet artists from the inaugural Studio Artist Program. Awarded to 13 visual artists annually, this group includes: Ali Feeney, Charlotte Potter, Evelyn Robertson, Maggie Bush, Jennifer Sleeper, Caitlin Blomstrom, Neal Robinson, Mercedes Ortiz, Heidi Peelen, Amanda Page Stephens, Hannah Kirkpatrick, Gayle Forman and Sarah Vaughn. “The Studio Artist program is an opportunity for these artists to ground and deepen their practice. It also promotes the importance of the creative class here in Norfolk,” added White.
To learn more about the grand opening or to RSVP, visit http://bit.ly/GWSGrandOpening. PROVENANCE artists, Goldberg and Abrams will also be available for a gallery chat at Glass Wheel Studio on Sunday, Nov. 15, at noon.
About Glass Wheel Studio
Glass Wheel Studio is a contemporary art facility located in the heart of The NEON, Norfolk’s Arts District. The recently renovated 8,500-square-foot space features two rotating galleries and affordable artist studios. Through stimulating exhibitions and an active Studio Artist Program, Glass Wheel Studio will cultivate a deep appreciation for contemporary art in glass and beyond. It serves as an incubator for extraordinary ideas and aims to encourage artists across all disciplines to pursue and elevate their craft. For more information visit: www.GlassWheelStudio.com
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