Wednesday, March 24, 2010

April 10, 11 Art of Spring Glass Show in Michigan

DEARBORN, MI -- 03/22/10 -- Although the official date for the beginning of Spring occurs in March, Michigan folks will tell you it doesn't really arrive until April when the days are longer, the birds begin to chirp, and flowers begin to bud.

In celebration of warm, pleasant feelings associated with Spring's arrival, the Glass Academy of Dearborn is hosting "The Art of Spring" Hand Sculpted Glass Show & Sale from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, April 10 and Sunday, April 11, 2010. The Glass Academy is located at 25331 Trowbridge, near Gulley Road and Michigan Avenue in west Dearborn.

The weekend exhibit and sale will feature a colorful variety of bird and flower glass sculptures, vases, and magnets, along with the demonstration and sale of "glass memory" wood engravings. The uniquely etched wood pieces are available in a variety of shapes and sizes for use as coasters, table runners, wall hangings and other decor.

"Each year we look forward to creating something different, yet affordable, for our patrons to purchase as collectibles or as gifts for friends and family," said Chris Nordin, glass design artist and co-owner of the Glass Academy. "For glass art enthusiasts and collectors, April is also Michigan Glass Month."

There is no admission to attend. New this year, visitors will have the opportunity to purchase paper birds for $1 each to assist The Greening of Detroit, an organization that supports reforestation and urban agriculture in Detroit, and to be entered in prize drawings for custom glass art.

Prices for "The Art of Spring" glass pieces, all Michigan-made, range from $10 to $250. Several museum quality pieces produced by Furnace Design Studio, which is housed within the Glass Academy building, will also be available for viewing and purchase in a separate display area.

For more information about "The Art of Spring" Hand Sculpted Glass Show & Sale, call 313-561-4527 or visit

About the Glass Academy

The Glass Academy was founded by Michelle Plucinsky and Chris Nordin, who are owners of Furnace Design Studio which is located in the same facility. The school is a Michigan state certified Proprietary Trade School. It includes state-of-the-art equipment, tools, gallery, dining area, and ample space for special events along with secure parking. More information is available at or by calling 313-561-4527.

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