Monday, October 3, 2016
Night Blow 2016 at WTAMU
On Saturday night, I took the kids to West Texas A&M University for an art event. It was located in the campus hot shop, and there were two visiting artists from Dale Chihuly's studio that were doing a glass blowing demonstration. A better reporter would have made a note of their names, but alas, I did not. I was just there for the show.
The kids and I watched them make a brown and orange glass fox for a while.
I have always loved watching people blow glass. We used to watch the demonstrations at the hot shop at the Franklin Park Conservatory when we lived in Columbus.
The boys eventually found some of their friends, and they spent more time playing with them than actually watching the demonstration. I think they missed the entire tumbleweed part. It's okay, because they had a wonderful time. Hopefully in the future they will remember this event and connect the wonderful time that they had with the art.
The finished product was a fox sitting on a (somewhat abstract) tumbleweed.
After glass blowing demonstration was finished, there was a dance performance. Which was lovely.
Then the kids discovered the joys of flying paper airplanes from the second floor down onto the first floor in the atrium of the art department building. Let's just call this part of the evening their hands-on origami and physics lesson, and not what it really was, which was five little boys running around and causing a raucous at a university art event close to their bedtimes.
And then we went home.