West Central Regional Director, Eve Nagode
Hello to all the West Central Region ISGB Members and welcome to the West Central Regional Webpage! This is the place to find out what's going on in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska! Check back often for upcoming classes, exhibits, shows and more.
Have you made a New Year’s resolution to expand your skills? Check out the new 2013 classes in our region on the West Central Regional web page.
Release A Bead
To participate in our Release A Bead project visit our website for more details.
Beads of Courage
Through the program children tell their story using colorful beads as meaningful symbols of courage that commemorate milestones they have achieved along their unique treatment path. Join us in participating in this worthy program! For more information, please visit our web page for more information.
The Midwest Lamp Workers Guild, Nebraska Bead Society andOmaha Beady Bunch held their 2013 Omaha Bead Bazaar on April 13, 2013. Photosfrom the bazaar featuring ISGB participants can be seen in the forum.
Mary-Claire O'Neill of Chicago, Illinois, sold beads, marbles, sculptures, ornaments and pendants in two nonprofit holiday art sales: at Evanston Art Center, in Evanston, Illinois, and Water Street Glassworks in Benton Harbor, Michigan. Both organizations have quality art education programs for underserved kids. Both organizations use a portion of the artisan's sales to help run their art education programs. If you are looking for a way to make a charitable contribution and a place to donate your work, Water Street Glassworks has a year round gallery and can be contacted via their website. Water Street Glassworks program has a write up in December/January Glass Line magazine. According to Mary-Claire, "I love making mini-mural landscape beads as my favorite kind of bead on a mandrel, but also really love implosion pendants and implosion marbles. I love making things on the torch more than anything else in the whole world! I live for my time on the torch-everything else is just waiting... (that's a line from a movie but that's how much I love working on the torch!)"
The Midwest Lampworkers Guild is pleased to announce that we have raised the entire start-up amount of $5,000.00 for the Beads of Courage (BoC) program for Omaha's Children's Hospital! For more information and lots of photos, please visit the West Central Regional News for December 2012 in the ISGB Forum.
Lendy Middendorf reports that Glass Galore was a big success in St. Louis, Missouri. For more information and photos, please visit the ISGB Forum.
Libby Leuchtman is featured in a new book, "Bead Soup: 32 Projects Show What Happens When 26 Beaders Swap Their Stash," by Lori Anderson.
Events and Classes
Bead Society of Greater Kansas City hosts Bead Blast 2013 on May 4-5, 2013, in Overland Park, Kansas. See website for more information.
Bead&Button BeadDreams2013 deadline is March 26, 2013. See website for more information.
Craft Alliance - Delmar Studios
6640 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, MO 63130
411 Violet St
Boro 201 – Hollow Forms
May 9, 2013
May 11, 2013
May 15, 2013
May 31, 2013
June 8, 2013
June 24, 2013
Boro 201 – Hollow Forms
June 28, 2013
AdvancedBeginner and Beyond: Glass Beadmaking (5 weeks)
May 11 –June 8, 2013
The Gathering Place
Third Degree Glass Factory
5200 Delmar Blvd
St. Louis, Missouri
May 2 - June 6, 2013
1301 Nicholas Street
Surface and Reverse Painting on Glass
October 26-28, 2013
The St Louis Lampworker Society meetings are held on the second Sunday of each month. For more information, please visit its website and facebook page.
Lendy Middendorf, President
Marilyn Roberts, Vice President
Sue Jernigan, Secretary
Joan Cross, Treasurer
Erin Elswick, Membership
Tom Lahue, Librarian
Erin Elswick, Historian
Lendy Middendorf and Karla Repperger, Web Master
The Midwest Lampworkers Guild meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at the Hot Shops Art Center, 13th and Nicholas Streets, Omaha, NE, on the 3rd floor in the commons area. The Business Meeting starts at 6:30 pm and the Program starts at 7:15 pm. Visitors are welcome!
Rocky Mountain Flameworkers, Denver, Colorado rmflame.org
The Rocky Mountain Flameworkers meetings are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at Glasscraft Inc. (see information above) from 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
For more information on the happenings around our region:
Bead Society of Greater Chicago bsgc.org
If you have any information about events or activities happening in the ISGB please feel free to contact me, Eve Nagode, at westcentral @ isgb . org (take out the spaces), West Central Regional Director.