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Special Opportunities
We still have a few spaces left in these extraordinary conference events! Enhance your Gathering experience by signing up for one of these memorable excursions:

Corning Museum of Glass Adventure with Marshall Hyde and Friends

Let glass bead artist and Corning resident Marshall Hyde take you on an incredible adventure to Corning, New York. Get the VIP treatment by going behind the scenes on tours guided by Curators from the Corning Museum of Glass (CMOG) and The Director of The Studio. CMOG holds the world's most extensive collections of art, science, and industrial glass. Prepare for sensory overload!

The trip wouldn't be complete without a visit to the Finger Lakes region for wine tasting and fabulous cuisine. All this, and you'll still make it back in time for Open Torch!


DATE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 28
TIME: 8 AM to 8 PM
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Rochester to Corning and
Return via Private Bus Transportation
COST: $ 65 Per Person (limited space available)
First Come, First Confirmed Basis
RESERVATION DEADLINE: JUNE 15





Lunch and An Afternoon with Milon Townsend

This rare opportunity includes a studio tour, lunch and demonstration with respected and well-known artist Milon Townsend. Begin the afternoon with a terrific luncheon catered by Milon's wife, Kiyoko, on the lawn of their beautiful five acre property in Hilton, NY. If you need to stretch after lunch, you can enjoy the 1.25 mile nature trail.Then, tour Milon's incredible 'studios-within-a-studio' which includes flameworking, kiln casting, cold working, lamination and assembly and photography. He will also offer a detailed flameworking demonstration of a sculptural piece, as well as show various and unique aspects of the lost wax and kiln casting process.

Imagine...a fantastic lunch, demonstrations that define Milon's distinctive style and a studio tour all while enjoying the beautiful scenery - all with the artist!


DATE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 28
TIME: 12 NOON to 4 PM
LOCATION: Hyatt Regency Rochester to the Townsend
Home and Return via Private Bus Transportation
COST: $ 65 Per Person (limited space available)
First Come, First Confirmed Basis
RESERVATION DEADLINE: JUNE 15





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