Washington Glass School Open House, Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour

Tim Tate's "Red Devil Box" and works by other area artists will be on display at the Washington Glass School.
Tim Tate's "Red Devil Box" and works by other area artists will be on display at the Washington Glass School. (Anythingphotographic)
Friday, May 15, 2009

If you spent time at last month's CraftWeek DC exhibition, you probably came across some of the glass work by artist Tim Tate, one of the co-founders of the Washington Glass School.

But if you missed it, you're in luck: The school is celebrating its eighth anniversary with an open house, featuring works by Tate and other artists based at the Mount Rainier workshop (3700 Otis St.). The event is Saturday from noon to 6.

The event is in conjunction with the Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour; several nearby studios, including Red Dirt Studios, Flux Studios and Sinel/Stewart/Weiss Studios, will open their doors Saturday from noon to 5. So whether you're looking for glass or for something a tad less transparent, Mount Rainier has your fix this weekend.

More interested in creating art than admiring it? More than 4,000 students have attended the Washington Glass School's classes, seminars and workshops on such topics as recycling glass into art, fusing steel and glass, welding and photography on glass. For more information on Saturday's festivities or workshops at the Washington Glass School, visit http://www.washingtonglassschool.com or http://www.gateway-cdcpg.org.


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