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Sat., May. 23
through
Sun., May. 24

10am-5pm

Open Studio Weekend

In Conjunction with the Open Studio Tour this Weekend—Sat/Sun 10am-5pm, Chris Sherwin is featuring a Semi-Annual “ClearingStudio Sale”! ( Artist Note: Sometimes it’s a Bi-Annual Sale, depending on my procrastination—so get it while it lasts) Chris will have a table or two of glass goodies offered at 50-75% off Retail prices, at least: “….some of this stuff I’m just tired of Lookin’ at!” Come on out for a great weekend of Touring around—no hurricanes in site this year; sit , eat, and visit here in Bellows Falls at one of our wonderful eating/drinking establishments, and get some great glass deals, and on-going hot glass demonstrations, at Sherwin Art Glass at 33 Bridge Street, throughout the wknd! Hope to see you Here!
p.s. Get locally made, fresh, warm cider doughnuts--while they last--both mornings too--mmmmm!


Bellows Falls, VT – Chris Sherwin, owner of Sherwin Art Glass, is proud to announce his participation in The Vermont Craft Council’s “Open Studio Weekend” on Memorial Day Weekend (May 23rd and 24th), and he’ll be open in his studio at 33 Bridge Street, in Bellows Falls, VT. Chris will be demonstrating his glassblowing techniques and serving refreshments 10am-5pm, throughout the weekend!
Chris brings the intriguing art of glassblowing and a high quality product to his small, New England hometown community. Sherwin Art Glass maintains uniqueness in the world of art glass with its combinations of torchwork design, signature backgrounds, and handmade and blown shapes. Local floral and nature themes are the focus of many of his designs and using his torchworking skills, Chris showcases some of the essence of the beautiful and unique New England flowers and landscapes in his glass vases and paperweights. His hand-sculpted animals, including Cardinals, Owls, 4 styles of Bears, and Frogs are among his most popular and sought after designs!
Sherwin Art Glass is a glass studio committed to excellence in quality and unique composition of glass in various handmade forms. Chris Sherwin is the sole proprietor and has over 20 years of professional experience in glass making. He combines the skills of production crystal glass making and the artistic torchwork design process, learned from two internationally renowned glass studios, into his own unique style. Chris has his pieces in over 35 galleries and museums nationwide and private collections all over the world.

Sherwin Art Glass offers a wide array of hand sculpted and blown glass products, showcasing both art and functionality. The product line is entirely locally “Made in Vermont”, and includes unique and collectible paperweights, vases, glass/stemware, animal and fruit sculpture, seasonal gifts and more!
The Glass Studio is designed and runs with environmental concerns in mind. The glass furnace, designed by Owen Dodge of Saxtons River, VT, runs on the hydro-electric power furnished by the local dam here in Bellows Falls, VT.

The Sherwin Art Glass Studio/Gallery is open for hot glass production, by Chance or Appointment, most days (except Sunday) from 10:00am-4:00pm. Chris regularly participates in “BF3F”--Bellows Falls’ 3rd Friday Art Walks, each month from 6pm-8pm for glassblowing demonstrations and sales, also serving refreshments. Sherwin Art Glass also participates in the annual Walpole Artisan Tour in November, the weekend following Thanksgiving.

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For more information please contact Chris Sherwin at:
Studio Address:
33 Bridge Street
Bellows Falls, VT 05101
sherwinartglass@comcast.net
Cell: 802-376-5744
Also online on Facebook and at:
www.sherwinartglass.com

Sponsor: Vermont Arts Council
Mon., May. 25

11-6pm

Pig Roast at The Vermont Country Store

Help kick off the season on the Memorial Day weekend with a Pig Roast at Mildred's Dairy Bar! All natural pork provided by Morgan Hill Farm in Londonderry. If pork doesn't excite you, have one of our grass fed burgers from Ephraim Mountain Farm.

Cost: ask server
Sponsor: The Vermont Country Store
Location: 1292 Rockingham Rd, Bellows Falls, Vt 05101
For More Information, Contact: Deane 802.362.5990 dcooper@vermontcountrystore.com
Thu., Jun. 04
through
Sun., Jun. 07
16th Annual Roots on the River Festival

Roots on the River takes place over 4 days, June 4 - 7, 2015, at 7 different venues in and around Bellows Falls VT, from complimentary, open-air shows at the local farmers' market by the train station to opening night in a former 19th century papermill to the Big Tent and The Rockingham Meeting House, a 225 year old public building that is the oldest continually used public building in Vermont.
Complete lineup on the website, along with ticket info. www.rootsontheriver.com Kids 7 and under are free; 8-15 $10 any day; $100 Family Special ticket on Saturday.

Sponsor: Vermont Festivals
For More Information, Contact: info@vermontfestivalsllc.com
Sat., Jul. 11
through
Sun., Jul. 12

10-3pm

Westminster Cares Garden Tour

Westminster Cares will hold its fourteenth annual Garden Tour . This year’s event will be a mid-summer tour; come see the gardens of Mary and Gordon Hayward, nationally known garden designer, writer and lecturer, in all their July glory. Four other noteworthy Westminster gardens are also on the tour.

Cost: $15 single, $25 for two. Good for either/both days. Discount for purchasing online.
Sponsor: Westminster Cares
Location: Westminster, VT
For More Information, Contact: Donna Dawson 802-722-3607 WeCares@sover.net

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