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Grapevine glassblowing studio heats up Valentine’s Day
By Marty Sabota
Glass artist Spencer Crouch helps Ashley Redford make a glass rose at Vetro. Juan Guajardo Star-Telegram GRAPEVINE
Adam Redford is a sweet, caring spouse who wanted to find a special experience to celebrate his wife’s 29th birthday and Valentine’s Day that followed three days later.
He heard some people talking at work about something really cool — or make that really hot. Read more »
Step into Vetro Glassblowing Studio & Gallery and you’ll find glass blowers at work, sculpting and turning molten globs of glass with blowpipes, furnaces glowing with fire.
Owned by David Gappa, a former architectural designer, Vetro (Italian for glass) churns out a variety of pieces for both private commissions and the adjacent gallery, which also sells blown, fused and sculpted pieces from artists around the world. You might find Gappa, or one of three other on-staff glassworkers, crafting a range of items including jewelry, decanters and sculpture.
I told myself I would start blogging more in the new year when things settle back down. But there’s no better time than the present. And besides, I have a few minutes before Vetro artists kick off the Christmas season with our famous ornament workshops.
WHEN: Saturday, November 2, 2013 7pm-10pm WHERE: Vetro Glassblowing Studio and Gallery – Grapevine Historic Train Depot – 701 South Main Street, Grapevine, TX WHAT: There is one particular time a year we set aside to sit back, have a refreshing beverage, and celebrate our art and the people who allow us to perform our art for a living. We call this time Glass on the Tracks. Read more »
GADA HOSTS FALL GALLERY NIGHT OCTOBER 5 IN HISTORIC GRAPEVINE
Fine art event includes six galleries, live entertainment, complimentary food and wine
GRAPEVINE, TEXAS – August 19, 2013 – Grapevine, Texas is known near and far for its wineries, festivals, entertainment venues and bustling historic district. With the recent formation of the Grapevine Art Dealers Association (GADA), it is also becoming recognized as a fine art destination. To promote the city’s artistic offerings and member galleries, GADA will host its inaugural Fall Gallery Night October 5, 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. along Main Street (galleries are listed in recommended order of visit):
SECONDS SALE STARTS SATURDAY, AUGUST 10, NOON