Glass on the Tracks XIV

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Glass On The Tracks XIV – 2013:

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. Benefiting EASL – Emergency Artists’ Support League All-Inclusive Wine/Beer and Light Appetizers, Live Band, Boxcar Gallery, Truth or Consequences Auction, Live Glassblowing, Live Flameworking, Pyrotechnics WHO: Celebrity Co- Host David Yates, Fort Worth Musician Sean Russell, Honorary Charitable Guest Sharon McClung of EASL, Pyrotechnics Genius Greg Schaatt, Chill Catering, Glass Guillotine (Too much celebrity to not be a “Who”)

Tickets available at the door!

(Online registration ended Oct 31 at 5pm)


  • “Gold” Raffle worth $5,000 – Series of (8) Handblown Glass Rondels for Wall Installation ($25/ticket)
  • “Silver” Raffle worth $350 – Party of 2 Vetro Glassblowing Beginner Paperweight Workshop ($15/ticket)
  • “Bronze” Raffle worth $250 – Handblown Glass Bowl full of Ornaments ($10/ticket)
  • Raffle ticket holder must be present to win.

HOW: Tickets available at the door: $35 per person. (Online registration ended Thurs, Oct 31 at 5pm.) Raffle tickets and donations to EASL can be purchased at the event. Call the gallery if you have any questions at 817-251-1668.


If you’ve ever been to a Glass on the Tracks party, then you know the Legend of the Glass Guillotine. The most popular event of the evening is always the Truth or Consequences Auction when the Glass Guillotine comes to life. Rest assured, you never get over the shock of what happens to fine art glass that doesn’t make the secret reserve price. Prepare to get loud when you hold up your auction card and help prevent the Glass Guillotine from taking its next victim.   SPOTLIGHT ON GOT XIV CELEBRITY CO-HOST MIKE SNYDER After 30 years with NBC-Television including 19 years of co-anchoring DFW’s NBC-5 evening news, Mike Snyder is an internationally-acclaimed television journalist and expert in strategic communications. He is now co-founder of Ropewalkers, LLC, an exclusive boutique consulting firm that monetizes content, distribution and technology using unique communications and digital marketing methods. SPOTLIGHT ON GOT XIV CELEBRITY CO-HOST DAVID YATES David Yates is a 30-year broadcasting veteran and a 20-year homebuilding and real estate professional. A former radio station owner, he hosted radio and television shows in three of the six largest U.S. markets. He is now co-founder of Ropewalkers, LLC, an exclusive boutique consulting firm that monetizes content, distribution and technology using unique communications and digital marketing methods.

Sean Russell is a singer/songwriter from Fort Worth, Texas. He receives healthy radio play and local press, appearances on local TV & radio programs, and was nominated for “Best Male Vocalist 2011” by FW Weekly. Russell and his band of pedigree’d pro’s from the Dallas/Ft Worth area, have played two tours already in the UK, and are currently filling up dates for a third in June of 2014.
For nearly two decades, Greg Schaatt has specialized in stage pyrotechnics and flame effects. He has enhanced corporate meetings, sporting events, stunt shows and live concerts for clients such as the San Antonio Spurs, the Houston Astros, Guns’n Roses, Shinedown, Disturbed and Three Days Grace. He has shot flame production shows in over twenty countries world-wide. Vetro is so very fortunate to have a flame artisan of this caliber on our team! We can’t wait to see what he blows up this year!!!
Visual artists often live within narrow financial constraints, even in the best of times. A medical crisis, fire, or other emergency can result in catastrophe. In response, artists and arts professionals joined together to found EASL in 1992. EASL is operated by a volunteer committee, allowing for maximum funds to be distributed to individuals in need. In addition to awarding monetary grants, EASL can offer referrals to a variety of professionals, from social workers to attorneys, who volunteer their time and expertise to help artists in other ways. Though visible when it is raising money, EASL abides by a strict policy of confidentiality regarding disbursement of funds, thereby protecting artists’ anonymity and dignity.
Vetro founder David Gappa once again will create a signature fine art glass rondel series for Glass on the Tracks XIV worth $5,000. The lucky winner will receive a composition of iridized rondels that measure 4′ x 6′ in the series, ready for installation. Raffle ticket holder must be present to win.
Bring a friend with you for a Vetro Glassblowing Beginner Paperweight Workshop worth $350. You’ll be introduced to the art of glassblowing in a hands-on studio setting and work with some of the best artists in the industry. Each takes home his/her custom, handblown paperweight. Raffle ticket holder must be present to win.
Worth $250, this fluted bowl filled with ornaments are ready to kick-off your holidays.  Raffle ticket holder must be present to win.

Tickets available at the door: $35 per person

CANCELLATION/REFUND POLICY: Rain or Shine… The Show Must Go On! Come join us under the big tent. A $5 processing fee is applicable to any refund. Donations to EASL are non-refundable from the time of purchase. Event tickets and raffle tickets are refundable until 6pm Oct 26. After that time, all items are non-refundable. You may request for cancellation by contacting the gallery directly at 817-251-1668.

We can’t begin to thank 0ur Glass on the Tracks Sponsors enough!  We appreciate your direct contribution to keeping the “Art of Glass” alive here in Grapevine!

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