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Experimental Glass Theatre: an evening of avant-garde theatre, glass blowing as performance art, live music, great food and a cash bar
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The Experimental Glass Theatre is an innovative component of The Conway Open Studio Project - a six month arts initiative featuring area artists working in collaboration to invigorate the arts in downtown Conway, South Carolina. The goal is to raise the awareness of art-making as a career and to introduce visitors to entertaining, educational and fun art experiences.

The first Experimental Glass Theatre will be presented on Saturday, November 8th from 8pm - 10pm where glass blowing will be featured as performance art within the backdrop of the glass blowing studio. This is where you come in! 

Drawing with 2100 degree glass at the Experimental Glass Theatre.
Drawing with 2100 degree glass at the Experimental Glass Theatre.

Pledge $25 or more and receive a glass blowing class or blown glass and a free ticket(s) to the Experimental Glass Theatre on November 8th. We expect this event to sell out as tickets are limited. 

This is a great opportunity for you to support an awesome art project and to attend a fun and entertaining evening out to see the very first Experimental Glass Theatre in historic downtown Conway, SC!

Chinese Yellow Raku Crackle Vase
Chinese Yellow Raku Crackle Vase

Risks and challenges

The Conway Open Studio Project is a work in progress culminating March 2015 with an Experimental Glass Theatre and a gallery show featuring new glass by resident artists Ed and Barbara Streeter. During the process, Barbara will blog about the Conway Open Studio Project and art making in downtown Conway, South Carolina. Follow here: http://www.conwayglass.com/blog/

A South Carolina Arts Commission grant has provided $5000 towards the $7500 Conway Open Studio Project budget. Our task is to match the $5000 grant with an additional $2500. Our budget provides for studio renovations, new lighting, video and audio equipment and advertising. Also, six First Saturday Glass Blowing Demonstrations (free to the public) and three Experimental Glass Theatre performances (ticketed events) will take place between now and March 2015.

If we are funded beyond the initial $2500 we are seeking - now that would be amazing! With additional funding we will make the studio even more accessible to the public by improving the gallery and studio entrances and adding additional visitor seating.

We thank you for your support and we hope to see you at one of our upcoming events or in a class real soon!

"This Conway Open Studio Project is funded in part by the South Carolina Arts Commission which receives support from the National Endowment for the Arts."

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    A BIG THANK YOU and a handmade 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" glass puffin,

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    A BIG THANK YOU, one free glass blowing Ornament - Friendship Ball Class plus one free ticket to the Experimental Glass Theatre on Saturday, November 8th, 2014.

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    A BIG THANK YOU, one free glass Paperweight Class plus two free tickets to the Experimental Glass Theatre on Saturday, November 8th, 2014.

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    A BIG THANK YOU, two free glass blowing Ornament - Friendship Ball Classes plus two free tickets to the Experimental Glass Theatre on Saturday, November 8th, 2014.

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    A BIG THANK YOU and a signed and dated 6" Blown Glass Pumpkin plus two free tickets to the Experimental Glass Theatre on Saturday, November 8th, 2014.

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    A BIG THANK YOU and a signed and dated Raku Crackle Blown Glass Vessel plus two free tickets to the Experimental Glass Theatre on Saturday, November 8th, 2014.

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    A HUGE THANK YOU and one signed and dated Blown Glass Bowl -Wall Sculpture. Plus you'll receive four free tickets to the Experimental Glass Theatre on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 with your name as a sponsor on the event program.

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    A HUGE SHOUT OUT & THANK YOU and one free 2 1/2 Hour Glass Blowing 101 Class. Plus you'll receive six free tickets to the Experimental Glass Theatre on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 with your name as a sponsor on the event program.

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    A HUGE SHOUT OUT & THANK YOU and one Glass Blowing Experience for 20 people. The studio will host twenty ornament classes on an evening of your choice (Tuesday - Friday.) You can bring food and beverage and make it a real fun office, holiday or birthday party! Plus you'll receive six free tickets to the Experimental Glass Theatre on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 with your name as a sponsor on the event program.

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    A HUGE SHOUT OUT & THANK YOU and a blown glass bowl collage of three bowls in colors of your choice. Plus you'll receive six free tickets to the Experimental Glass Theatre on Saturday, November 8th, 2014 with your name as a sponsor on the event program.

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