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Sunday, August 8, 2010

Come Join Us!

The Art Glass Society will meet on Saturday, August 28th at 9:00 am at McMow Art Glass to work on a collaborative project we will be donating to Quantum House in West Palm Beach.

We will be making mosiac stepping stones for their new garden, and we would like to get 5 or 6 stones made on that Saturday morning. Never worked in mosiac? No worries!! Jim and Pat are going to lend their expertise to everyone who is willing to learn! So, if you are available to join us that day, it should be great fun - and all for a wonderful cause!

We will have just about all of the supplies we need EXCEPT for scrap glass. Please bring your own scrap glass to donate to this project. McMow is generously giving us the space to work, molds for the stones, and the tools we need to work. All we need to do is show up with glass!

Hope to see many of you on Saturday, August 28th! To find out more about Quantum House, and the wonderful service they provide, click on the title of this post to visit their website

If you have any questions, please email

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Art Glass Society of Southeast Florida

"To promote a community of glass artists who are dedicated to raising the visibility and stature of the medium of art glass in all forms"

McMow Daily Times is pleased to offer our readers the Art Glass Society of Southeast Florida Newsletter. To receive more news and information from the Art Glass Society in your email, as well as notices of upcoming meetings, special events and demonstrations, please contact

The basic concept for the formation of the Art Glass Society of Southeast Florida is to provide an outlet for glass artists of ALL mediums to come together to network, share ideas, and to expand their knowledge of glass art. The monthly meetings will give us an opportunity to discuss interesting topics related to the glass arts, see live demonstrations, get educational tips, and network with each other. As we grow, we can look forward to guest speakers, workshops, and other special events.

Glass Society News To Date...

February 2nd-Introductory Meeting. We discussed a mission statement, and the basic concept for the group. People from many different areas of art glass world were represented. Several artists had pieces of their work on hand - lovely to see!

March 2nd-Second Meeting. Phil Materio, owner of McMow, held an "Overview of Glass Cutting" live demonstration. He also gave a demo of the table foiler. It's wonderful to have such a large, great space for demos. Jim McClean volunteered to be the Treasurer, and is an experienced treasurer. Thanks, Jim!

April 6th-Third Meeting. We watched an incredible video on the glass artist Paul Stankard - The Private World of Paul J. Stankard, Nature in Glass. It was just amazing to see his work in action! They are all botanical works, and even have hidden 'root people' entwined underneath. Fabulous! We were even able to see one of his paperweights in person, as he gave one as a gift to Phil and Shannon for some work they did for him (wow, nice gift)! Check out the links section if you are interested in seeing Paul Stankard's work. Again, members showed their interesting and eclectic assortment of beautiful glass work.

May 6th-Fourth Meeting. Phil spoke to the group about Blenko glass (see links). This is an unusual glass that has been made for many years by the Blenko family. We watched a video about the very different way that this glass is made, and saw a few samples that Phil had from his 'secret stash'. Annual dues were discussed and decided upon. They will be $30, payable at the next meeting, June 4th. As we are in the process of setting up our non-profit status and have no checking account at this time, please pay your membership dues with cash. You will be issued a receipt (and a membership card) with your payment!

Suggestions, Offers For Help, and Comments...
If you have any ideas or suggestions, please feel free to email them to this address Art Glass Society. Remember...this club will be only as successful as the work that we ALL put into into it - especially in the beginning.

The Art Glass Society holds meetings on the first Tuesday of every month at McMow Art Glass in Lake Worth, FL from 6:30 to 8:30 pm. McMow is located at 701 N. Dixie Hwy. and they can be reached @ 561-585-9011.

Friday, August 6, 2010

McMow Supports Neighborhood Identification Program

This beautiful stained glass window was created and donated to the Tropical Ridge Neighborhood Association by McMow Art Glass. The window, measuring 32 1/4" wide by 18 1/4" high features cut stained glass in shades of pink, green and lavender with clear glass bevels. The piece is lead camed and comes ready for hanging. The retail value of the window is $530.
The winning raffle ticket will be drawn at the November 1st Tropical Ridge Neighborhood meeting. Tickets are $5 each and all proceeds will go to support the Tropical Ridge Neighborhood Association Banner Program. Raffle tickets are available at:

McMow Art Glass
701 North Dixie Hwy

A Family Recipe Cafe
1500 Lucerne Avenue
(the Lake Worth Towers)