Annual American Paperweight Circle slated for Mar. 28

WESTON, WV – The 4th annual session of the American Paperweight Circle is scheduled for March 28, 2015 at the Museum of American Glass in West Virginia (MAG) located at 230 Main Street in Weston.

There will be at least a dozen makers and dealers to exhibit and sell who come from as

Lundberg paperweight

Stephen Lundberg paperweight, 1974 (Photo courtesy West Virginia Museum of American Glass)

far away as New York. Executive director, Dean Six said, “Many of the glass artists make weights just for this show and will be introducing new techniques and designs.“ Both old and new American–made weights will be featured.

Attendees will have the opportunity to network and learn from one another as well as see the museum’s impressive collection of more than 400 weights including an extensive group from the Cambridge, Ohio Degenhart Museum that is now closed.

A special event this year will be the dedication of a new home for the Great Pumpkin in a pumpkin patch. The pumpkin patch already has a small selection of glass paperweight pumpkins surrounding the Great Pumpkin.

The show and sale is from 10 am to 3 pm. Set-up for the sale is free, but tables must be reserved in advance with MAG. The event is free and open to the public.The museum is located at 230 Main Street in Weston WV, 26452. For more information contact 304-269-5006, glassmuse12@gmail.com, or visit www.magwv.com.

The Museum of American Glass in West Virginia is open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day noon to 4:00pm. The balance of the year the museum is open daily noon to 4:00pm and closed on Wednesday and Sunday. Admission is free. The Museum holds an annual Paperweight Circle Event, Marble Festival, Mid-Century Modern Symposium and numerous special exhibits throughout the year.

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