April/May 2011 Newsletter

In This Issue
March AGA Meeting
Art Aquatic Show
April Event- Open House
May Event- Grinder Demo
LETTER from the President




I've said it before but it truly bears repeating!
Welcome to the 30th year of the AGASC.  What was once a vision of a handful of intrepid glass artists in 1981, is now a revitalized and
dynamic non-profit organization truly committed to public awareness, education and appreciation of glass as the beguiling medium we love.
We have three committee/teams already hard at work to bring you
exciting educational opportunities, increased exhibition participation, and enhanced communication services.  Watch for monthly events posted in the newsletter and on the website.  If you have not joined a team yet, simply let us know your area(s) of expertise or interest and we will find a spot for you.  The more, the merrier!
Last but not least, thank you for entrusting the AGASC to me and to our new Board for the next two years.  You have voted in a dedicated group of artists that honestly believe our success is your success!
Kathleen Mitchell
President AGASC



The General Meeting of the AGASC was held Tuesday night, March 8th at the Mission Valley Library - a wonderful, convenient and artistically inspiring location. Newly elected President, Kathleen Mitchell, hit it right when she called the group Renewed, Revitalized, Restored and Reincarnated! The energy of the evening was extremely positive, enthusiastic and fun!

Read the entire article on the meeting!




at the Chula Vista Nature Center opens! 


art aquatic image

March 4, 2011 marked the Grand Opening of the Art Aquatic Exhibit at the Chula Vista Nature Center.  A number of local glass artists and AGASC members participated and provided fused, blown, and sculpted glass art for fifteen fish tanks of various sizes.  The combination of sea life and organic glasswork is stunning.  In addition to the tank displays, several of the artists have their work for sale in the nature center gift shop.


This must see exhibit runs through September 5, 2011.  The Chula Vista Nature Center is located at 1000 Gunpowder Point Drive, just off I-5 and E Street in Chula Vista.  They are open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


A special thank you and congratulations goes out to the artists whose work is on display through Labor Day. 


Click here for more Art Aquatic photos! 



Explore Glass at the UCSD Crafts Center!
Just for AGASC members on Saturday April 9th 3-7pm


Have you been curious about Neon?  That is just one of the many glass related courses offered at UCSD Crafts Center.  For the first time EVER, the Crafts Center is holding a FREE open house for AGASC members to explore alternative methods of working with glass.  This freeworkshop will be both demonstration and hands on.  Try something new this year.  Expand your horizons.

SEND IN BY APRIL 4TH!  Please register early to secure your spot in one of the following: 





Laser Engraved Dichro




RSVP your 1st, 2nd and 3rd choice 




Don't miss our Art Glass Guild Patio Sale:
May 7th & 8th from 10am -5pm both days, Come join us for the largest art glass sale in Southern California, special guest at this sale: Chula Vista Nature Center with the interactive displays.


The Art Glass Guild offers classes in all forms of glass, classes are geared for individuals and small groups, beginners to advanced. 


MAY EVENT: Wet Angle Grinder Demo! 

Build your own wet grinder "bin" and try wet angle grinding!
Just for AGASC members on Sunday May 15th 1-4 pm


Susan Hirsch is hosting this wet angle grinding demo,
a cold-working method that is easy and effective for medium Grinder Bin Demo
to large glass finishing.  An alternative to flat lap or wet belt
grinding for fine edge finishing.  Instructions for making your
own "grinder bin",  demonstration and hands on try out. 
For those of you that did not make it to the informative
cold-working demonstration last year, this is a must!
(Liability waver required for hands on try-outs.) 

Please register early to secure your spot! Workshop limited
to the first 20 reservations at no charge for AGASC members.


968 E. Rancheros Drive Unit "T" San Marcos Ca 92069  

(If you sign up and find you are not able to attend please notify us so others can attend!) 


RSVP for this demo 




MARCH 5 - SEPTEMBER 5  Art Aquatic Exhibit
APRIL 1 - 3 Glass Craft and Bead Expo
APRIL 9 - Open House at UCSD for AGASC members (see details above)
APRIL 9-10 Ramona Studio Tour  

MAY 7 - 8 Patio Sale More details    

MAY 15 Angle Grinder Demo (see details above) 

JUNE 1-5 Glass Art Society Conference for details and registration 

To submit events that may be of interest to our members contact
our AGA Newsletter Editor Carol Korfin 


Deadline for Articles and Events for June/July Issue is May 16 


Carol Korfin Newletter Editor
Art Glass Association of Southern California