GlassWeekend '13, an international symposium and exhibition of contemporary glass - popularly known as "summer camp for glass lovers" - returns to Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center in Millville on June 7 to 9.
The biennial event has been taking place since 1985 and brings together artists, collectors, galleries and museum curators for a three-day weekend of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on glassmaking, demonstrations and social events. Although the first day is open to glass collectors and enthusiasts who preregistered for the entire three days, day visitors are welcome on June 8 and 9.
GlassWeekend brings three of the world's most well-known and innovative glass artists to South Jersey - Beth Lipman of Wisconsin, David Salvadore of Murano, Italy, and Hiroshi Yamano of Fukuoka, Japan.
The guest artists will present demonstrations of their craftsmanship on a rotating schedule in the Glass Studio from 10 to 5 p.m. June 8, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 9.
In addition, visitors can browse the Museum of American Glass exhibition "Wheaton Glass: The Art of the Fellowship." The Gallery Exhibition and Sale in the Event Center will show the most current works of 200 professional artists working in glass, making this event one of the most extensive presentations of museum-quality glass vessels and sculpture to be assembled in one location.
Admission is $10 for adults, $9 for senior adults and $7 for students. Children age 5 and younger are free. Admission to the Gallery Exhibition and Sale is an additional $6 per person.
Wheaton Arts and Cultural Center is located at 1501 Glasstown Road. For more information, call 856-825-6800 or visit WheatonArts.org
•The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township, will hold its summer season opening reception from 5 to 8 p.m. June 7, for its new exhibitions: "Victorian New Jersey: Photographs by Guillermo Thorn"; "Fred Noyes: Selections from the Permanent Collection"; "Wild Worlds: Lori Field, Brian Meunier, Sally McInerney"; and Margery Amdur." $5 adults, $4 students and seniors, members free. 609-652-8848 or
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•"Belles, Beaches and Boardwalks: 19th Century Photography," slide lecture by Kate Ogden, 11 a.m. June 12, at The Noyes Museum of Art of Stockton College, Lily Lake Road, Galloway Township, in conjunction with the exhibit "Victorian New Jersey: Photographs by Guillermo Thorn." Regular admission applies. 609-652-8848 or NoyesMuseum.org
•Artist Giovanni Casadei will conduct "Alla Prima" Landscape Oil Painting Workshop 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. June 8 and 9 at Hammonton Arts Center, 219 Bellevue Ave., Hammonton. The class is recommended for intermediate students. Registration fee $200. HammontonArtsCenter.org
Cape May County
•The Harbor Gallery opens a new exhibit featuring the work of local artists Laura McPherson and Anita Roth from Friday, June 7 to June 30. An artists reception will be held 6 p.m. Friday. Light refreshments will be served and all works are for sale. Harbor Gallery is located at the Nature Center of Cape May, 1600 Delaware Ave., Cape May. 609- 898-8848.
•Cape May Artists Cooperative Gallery is hosting Second Sunday from 1 to 4 p.m. June 9. Featured artists Lee Hajduk, Rich Flanegan, Lori Erdley and Christine Peck will be on hand in the gallery at the West End Garage, 484 West Perry St., Cape May, to speak about their work. Light refreshments will be served. The gallery is open Friday through Monday. 609-770-8261.
•SOMA NewArt Gallery hosts three solo exhibits by Marie Natale, Leslie Martel and Carol King Hood, through June 9. The gallery is located at Carpenters Square Mall, 31 Perry St., Cape May. Hours: 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. daily. 609-898-7488 or
•The Jersey Shore Fine Arts Festival, a free outdoor art event, takes place 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, June 8, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday, June 9, at Ethel Jacobsen School Field, 200 S. Barnegat Ave., Ship Bottom. 609-494-7211or VisitLBIRegion.com
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