Sandwich Glass Museum

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FEBRUARY 1 – NOVEMBER 1 Contemporary Glass Gallery Isabel Green 

Contemporary glass artist and lamp worker Isabel Green presents her designs of nautical and whimsical creatures.  Striving for “that perfection of the actual form” she delights collectors and visitors with her creative glass creatures.

JULY 1 – OCTOBER 29 Special Exhibit: Sidney Hutter through the Years: Glass, Light and Color 

Sidney Hutter discovered his passion for working with glass in college and went onto pursue an education in glass art. His interests in design and architecture and a background in glassblowing and fabrication formed the foundation for his body of work. As Sidney’s art evolved he began to develop and create specialized techniques using plate glass and ultraviolet adhesives. These techniques led him to depict a three-dimensional image of a vase using two-dimensional components. He has continued to re-define and re-compose his designs using a myriad of colors, textures and shapes to create non-functional vessels that suggest containment. Each piece is handcrafted and meticulously sculpted using cold-working techniques: cutting, stacking and laminating sheets of glass to create volumetric forms. Each is designed to emphasize a unique intersection of form, color and light. This special exhibition of Sidney Hutter’s work will highlight the creations of this talented artist and provide unique insights into the artist and his sculptures.

OCTOBER 18 Talk of the Town Lecture Series: The Haunted History of New England by Christopher Daley: 7 pm.

 Mr. Daley is familiar to our audience because he has previously made a number of interesting presentations that were insightful and entertaining. The haunted stories will be a perfect fit for this pre-Halloween event. Chris will tell of Mercy Brown ,The Vampire of Exeter, Rhode Island; the cursed Freetown State Forest in Massachusetts; the horrors of Lizzie Borden in Fall River, Massachusetts; the Nine Men’s Misery in Cumberland, Rhode Island; the ghostly happenings at the Mount Washington Hotel in New Hampshire; the spirits of Burial Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts and the ghosts at the John Alden House in Duxbury, Massachusetts. The presentation melds historical fact together with legend and myth to produce an interesting and fascinating new look at events that really happened and the stories of haunting that followed them.   FREE and open to the public.

OCTOBER 21 6th Annual PumpkinFest 

Celebrate the season with a cornucopia of glass pumpkins, many one of a kind, made by the region’s finest glass artists. 10am-2pm

NOVEMBER 15 Talk of the Town Lecture Series: Impact of Industry on a Cape Cod Town by Dorothy Schofield and Deb Rich: 7 pm.

 Join us as we explore the impact of the Glass Industry in Sandwich which changed the face of a typical New England farming community into a diverse, bustling commercial town. Beginning with the early history of Cape Cod’s oldest town, the natural resources of the area drew Mr. Deming Jarves, a Boston entrepreneur, to build his glass factory here. Doing so transformed the community with the influx of foreign workers and the opportunities for business. We will touch upon the expansion of the Cape Cod Railroad and the introduction of institutions that met the needs of the new, culturally diverse population. When the factory closed in 1888, the economic downturn threatened the industrial progress. Fortunately, the town fathers explored a new opportunity to promote Sandwich as a vacation destination.  FREE and open to the public.

NOVEMBER 13 – DECEMBER 30 8th Annual Glassblowers’ Christmas 

Make this holiday even more special with exquisite hand blown glass ornaments and holiday glass. Pick your favorite off the gallery of trees and celebrate the season.