2009 Main Conference Venues
Information Center of Corning: 1 Baron Steuben Place (Centerway Square)Registration, T-shirt Sales, Work Exchange/Volunteer Station and Information
Corning Museum of Glass campus: Lectures, Technical Display.
The Corning Museum of Glass is home to the most comprehensive collection of glass in the world. The Museum’s campus includes the Museum galleries, glassmaking demonstration stages, auditorium, The Rakow Research Library and The Studio. Download a Corning Museum of Glass Campus Map pdf
Corning Museum Auditorium:
Lectures, Keynote Address, Closing Night Party and Glass Fashion Show will be held in the Museum’s state-of-the-art 750-seat auditorium.
Corning Museum Hot Glass Show Summer Stage:
Demonstrations. Watch demonstrations on the Museum’s unique, mobile glassmaking studio that houses a 300 lb. glass melting furnace, two glory holes, an iron warmer, and an annealer. It includes a full complement of irons, blowpipes and hand tools that enable glassmakers to make a wide variety of hand-blown items. 28 ft. long and 8 ft. wide, there’s no other mobile studio in the world like it!
Corning Museum Magic of Glass Theater:
Demonstrations, Lectures, GAS Business Mtg., Louisville 2010. Used for films, lectures and glassmaking shows for Museum visitors.
The Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass:
Education Resource Center and School Presentations. The world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking. A selection of unique items related to the Studio Glass Movement will be on exhibit during the Conference. From Monday, June 8 - Sunday, June 14, the Library will be open every day, 9 am - 5 pm.
The Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass:
Demonstrations. The Museum’s glassmaking school offers excellent hot shop, cold work, flame working and work room facilities. See below for special information regarding demo viewing procedure for Corning.
Corning Incorporated Headquarters: 1 Riverfront Plaza
Lectures and Pre-Conference Recption. The Headquarters of the world’s leader in specialty glass and ceramics is located in downtown Corning.
CMOG B Building:
Auction. Just off the Corning Studio wing.
Palace Theatre: 17 E Market StLectures, Lec-mos, Panels. This renovated movie theatre is in the heart of Corning’s Gaffer District (they also show recent and independent films for just $5 a ticket!).
Radisson Hotel - Ballroom & Carder room: 125 Denison Parkway EastLectures and Energy and Atmosphere Panel.
Rockwell Museum of Western Art: 111 Cedar StOpening Reception. The best of the West in the East, this museum preserves and displays American Western and Native American art. Open 7 days a week, 9 am - 8 pm. On display during the conference: works in glass by artist Tammy Garcia, who is best known for her contemporary pottery, as well as an exhibition of traditional Iroquois raised glass beadwork.
171 Cedar Arts Center: 171 Cedar StInternational Student Exhibition & Goblet Grab.
Established in 1968, 171 Cedar Arts Center provides a center for arts education, performance and display in Corning.
ATTENTION DEMO ATTENDEES:As
with every GAS conference hosted in a new location, each presents its
own individual systems. The Corning conference demo venues are very
limited in viewing attendance. GAS will be opening registration on
THURSDAY MORNING ONLY AT 7AM to help get everyone to the demo sites as
early as possible.
Each venue has a maximum capacity of
attendees enforced by local fire codes. We will not be able to allow
any more than those limits into each demo venue. You will have the
opportunity to wait in line and will be given a number. You must stay in line to keep your place - anyone waiting past the maximum number per venue will be alerted that they need to choose another demo location.
hope that this will help you to have a better conference experience.
Many demos will be simulcast to the Museum Auditorium or Studio
Classroom to allow for greater viewing.
Room Simulcast List
Gianni Toso, demo in Magic of Glass Theater, simulcast to CMoG Auditorium
Rob Scavuzzo, demo in Studio Hot Shop A, simulcast to Studio Classroom
Robert Mickelsen, demo in Magic of Glass Theater, simulcast to CMoG Auditorium
Carlos Zervigon, demo in Studio Hot Shop A, simulcast to Studio Classroom
Opening Ceremony and Awards presentations, taking place in CMoG Auditorium simulcast to Magic of Glass Theater
Marc Petrovic, demo on the CMoG Summer Stage, simulcast to CMoG Auditorium
Jeff Zimmerman, demo on the CMoG Summer Stage, simulcast to CMoG Auditorium
Elio Quarisa, demo in Studio Hot Shop A, simulcast to Studio Classroom
Bill Gudenrath, demo on the Hot Glass Stage Indoors, simulcast to CMoG Auditorium where David Whitehouse will lecture concurrently with demo
Vittorio Costantini, demo in Magic of Glass Theater, simulcast to CMoG Auditorium
Eric Meek, demo in Studio Hot Shop A, simulcast to Studio Classroom
Cesare Toffolo, demo in Magic of Glass Theater, simulcast to CMoG Auditorium
Sarah Gilbert, Jessica Julius, Erica Rosenfeld, Maret Sarapu, demo in Studio Hot Shop A, simulcast to Studio Classroom