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GlassFest 2016: Special Events & Exhibitions at The Rockwell

Celebrate four days of glassmaking demonstrations, music entertainment, art vendors, shopping, food, and more with Corning’s Gaffer District!

Weekend of May 27, 2016

Memorial Day weekend marks the launch of The Rockwell’s summer hours, open 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.! Here’s all that you can find at The Rockwell during Memorial Day and GlassFest Weekend:

Richard Parrish: Aerial Perspectives of the American LandscapeAlluvial Fan_web

These featured kilnformed panels by contemporary artist Richard Parrish are the most recent creations in his “Mapping” series.  Informed by aerial photography, the panels provide a birds-eye view of the landscape.  Fields, rivers, and crop irrigation patterns are presented in an altered spatial context, while being preserved as recognizable components of the composition. By manipulating the expected vantage point, Parrish controls our engagement with the subject matter and causes us to view the shifting topography of America from a different perspective. Parrish’s work serves as a continuation of the rich American landscape tradition. 

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Friday, May 27: Urban Arts Crawl, GlassFest Edition!

The Urban Arts Crawl celebrates the everyday opportunities to enjoy art and culture found throughout Downtown Corning, New York. As a self-guided, art-centric experience on the final Friday of each month during the Winter, Spring and Fall,  the Urban Arts Crawl includes stops at internationally acclaimed museums and independent galleries alike. Stay tuned for details on this month’s crawl! This month, featuring live music by indie singer-songwriter Louiston.

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Friday, May 27: Finger Lakes Wine & Beer Tasting with

Stop into The Rockwell as part of GlassFest’s annual Wine & Beer Tasting. Featuring over 30 wineries and breweries from New York’s Finger Lakes Region, complimentary shuttle service and collectible wine and beer glasses, visitors age 21 and older are invited to celebrate a favorite tradition in our historic downtown! Learn more at GafferDistrict.com




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