• GlassFest: Unique Activities and Displays

    May 25
    May 28

    May 25 – 28, 2017

    The Rockwell is pleased to once again participate in GlassFest, presented by Corning’s Gaffer District –  GlassFest is four days of glassmaking demonstrations, music entertainment, fine and fired art vendors, shopping, food, and more. 

    Here are four ways to experience The Rockwell during GlassFest 2017!

    1. Thursday, May 25 | 8:00 p.m.
      Progressive Illuminata Walking Tour with Featured Artist, Julie Conway

      Glass artist Julie Conway is the owner and designer of Illuminata Art Glass Design LLC in Seattle, WA.  Find her artwork, Wallflower, suspended from the ceiling in The Rockwell’s Museum Store, as part of a district-wide installation. Julie will lead a Progressive Illuminata Walking Tour on Thursday, May 25 beginning at 8:00 p.m. in front of Gustin’s Goldsmiths (71 E. Market Street).  This tour is free and open to the public.

      Wallflower, intended as a technological interpretation of nature, is an other-worldly “flower” that lights from within and reflects the world around it. The piece will be on view at The Rockwell throughout GlassFest weekend, May 25 – 28.

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    2. Friday, May 26 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
      Urban Arts Crawl with Sharing Spacing Dance Collective

      Artist talks, demonstrations, exhibition openings, modern dance performances, public art projects, live music, craft beverage tastings and more make The Crawl a truly festive and diverse experience. Whether you’re a seasoned art collector or just out to see something different, the Urban Arts Crawl in Corning will spark your creative side. The event is free and open to the public.

      This month, The Rockwell features a modern dance group, Sharing Space Dance Collective – they’ll repeat a performance of three dances starting at 5:45, 6:45 and 7:45 p.m. 

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    3. Friday, May 26 | 5:00 – 8:00 p.m.
      Annual Finger Lakes Wine & Beer Tasting

      Purchase tickets and learn more at GAFFERDISTRICT.COM

      Stop by The Rockwell as part of this unique craft beverage hop. Featuring over 20 wineries and breweries from New York’s Finger Lakes Region, complimentary shuttle service and collectible wine and beer glasses, visitors age 21 and older are invited to celebrate a favorite tradition in our historic downtown!
      Pre-sale tickets are available at the Information Center of Corning May 3–26, 2017. Tickets purchased the day of will be available for purchase beginning at 5 p.m. Cash Sales only at the Radisson Hotel  Corning and Wegmans, cash and credit cards accepted at the Information Center of Corning. 
    4. Rockwell Open Late | 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

      Can’t make it to the above events? No problem! Starting May 26, The Rockwell kicks off summer hours, meaning we’re open until 8 p.m. every day of the week until Labor Day. Stop in to see our summer exhibition, Blanket Stories: Western Door, Salt Sacks, and Three Sisters, on view through September 5, 2017.

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