The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch®
at Palo Alto Art Center, MIT, Santa Fe Children's Museum
The Palo Alto Art Center and the Bay Area Glass Institute (BAGI) present the Greater Bay Area fall tradition — the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch — featuring over 4000 glass pumpkins of all sizes and shapes, arranged in a creative and never-before-seen installation — at the Palo Alto Art center sculpture garden from October 12-20, 2002. The installation opens on October 12, and will be on view through October 18. All glass pumpkins will be on sale from 10am-5pm on Saturday, October 19-Sunday, October 20, 2002.
The sale partially benefits the children’s art education programs at the Palo Alto Art Center. The Art Center’s programs for children include Project LOOK!, a docent-led education tour program for K-8th grade classrooms of the current exhibitions, with a related hands-on activity in the Project LOOK! Studio; Cultural Kaleidoscope, an artist residency partnership program between the Palo Alto and East Palo Alto school districts; and art classes and art camps for pre-school through teens.
Last year, BAGI extended the Great Glass Pumpkin Patch to accommodate East Coast glass enthusiasts after its six-year run on the West Coast. The collaboration with the glass studio at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) was a smashing success. This year BAGI teams up with MIT again to host the second annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch on the MIT campus, which is scheduled for September 20-21, 2002. The proceeds from this event go to MIT’s glass studio and BAGI. Another Great Glass Pumpkin Patch is planned for October 4-6, 2002, at the Santa Fe Children’s Museum, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the proceeds from this particular event are shared between the Santa Fe Children’s Museum and BAGI. All proceeds from this year’s pumpkin patches will help BAGI expand into the new larger, better-equipped studio.
Held in Partnership with the Palo Alto Art Center, and the Palo Alto Art Center Foundation.
Palo Alto Weekly