The Fine Art Museum at Western Carolina University will host the exhibit “North Carolina Glass 2012: In Celebration of 50 Years of Studio Glass in America” from Oct. 28 through Feb. 1.
A reception will be held from 2-5 p.m. Oct. 28. Gallery talks will include “Early Years in Studio Glass” (2:45 p.m.) by Fritz Dreisbach, who spent time at WCU in 1974 as a visiting artist and built a glass furnace on campus and “The North Carolina Glass Exhibit Series” (3:30 p.m.) by Joan Falconer Byrd, a WCU professor of art who curated the show with museum interim director Denise Drury. Dreisbach also will hold glass-blowing demonstrations from 10 a.m.-noon and 4-6 p.m. Oct. 29, at the Jackson County Green Energy Park in Dillsboro. All events are free and open to the public.
WCU Fine Art Museum is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday (and until 7 p.m. Thursdays). Admission and parking are free.