Guest artist Christopher Duffy will lead an exciting glass demonstration. HGCB is free to attend and open to all ages. Those who are 21 and older can purchase locally brewed beer or wine from the bar in the glass studio or the STARworks Café & Taproom. Drinking glasses and ceramic tumblers can be purchased from the School House Gallery. The cost of a drink is included in the purchase price. The Las Cebollitas food truck will be on site. Emily Musolino Live at the Cafe immediately following HGCB.
Mostly known for mixed media sculpture often involving glass, Christopher Duffy is part dedicated craftsman and part cultural dilettante. He has lived in New York City since 2006 in either Brooklyn or Queens. He was instrumental in the formation of the NO-profit experimental music, performance, and art space Paris London West Nile in Brooklyn. He has worked with and fabricated glass objects for artists Michiko Sakano, Thaddeus Wolfe, Jeff Zimmerman, and Linsey Adelman, among others. For several years he worked and toured the world with Musician Girl Talk (Gregg Gillis) as a “hype man” fabricating and operating onstage visual elements and props. He was the assistant art director on the short-lived cult classic Independent Film Channel television series Foodparty, created by Thu Tran. He currently is the studio manager for Josiah McEllheny’s studio in Brooklyn NY. In 2014 He began collaborating with the music duo Eaters (Jonathan Schenke and Bob Jones) to form something of a multimedia power trio, and continues to make memorable visual effects and elements for their live shows, as well as making collaborative sound sculptures and installations under the Easters creative umbrella. He earned a BFA from the Cleveland Institue of Art, has been awarded fellowships by The Creative Glass Center of America and Starworks, and recently taught at The University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Christopher continues to make glass and mixed media artworks and has exhibited throughout the United States, and Europe, most recently at The Knockdown Center in Queens NY, Glazenhuis in Lommel, Belgium, and The Chrysler Museum in Norfolk, VA.