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Hot Glass Cold Beer - Matthew Cummings


Guest artist Matthew Cummings 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. Pete Pawsey & Anita Lorraine Live in the Cafe immediately following HGCB. 

Matthew Cummings attended Centre College, in Danville, Kentucky, where he initially studied painting. He was intrigued by the color play and emotive power of the abstract expressionists, particularly that of Mark Rothko. After taking a required elective class in glassblowing, Matthew found in this new medium the potential to work with color and light in a way that painting could never match. He graduated from Centre in 2005 with a Bachelor of Arts in Glass and Painting, under the tutelage of Stephen Rolfe Powell. After college, Matthew traveled throughout the country to study firsthand with several expert glassblowers in order to master his craft. In 2011, Matthew earned the degree of Master of Fine Arts at Illinois State University. Currently, he maintains a sculpture studio in Louisville, KY where he produces one-of-a-kind sculptures and paintings about the fragility of perception.