Fri, Mar 24|
Enchanted Fredericksburg Ranch
Grand Opening Celebration - Glassblowing Demos - Open Late w/Band!
Grand Opening Celebration and Visiting Glassblowing Artist-in-Residence - Demos all week!
Time & Location
Mar 24, 12:00 PM – 7:00 PM
Enchanted Fredericksburg Ranch, 7991 Ranch Rd 965, Fredericksburg, TX 78624, USA
About the event
Enchanted Fredericksburg Glassblowing's Grand Opening Celebration with Visiting Glassblowing Artist-In-Residence Kevin Baker from March 22-29, and special events continuing all weekend.
Baker and Simonette demonstrate glassblowing daily. RSVP and reservations not required to watch the free glassblowing demonstrations. Glassblowing demos end at closing time. We must start the annealing process at closing time so the glass can very slowly cool over 14 hours before opening the next day.
Friday, March 24 - Visiting Artist-In-Residence & Glassblowing demos (12 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
Paul Simonette, resident glassblower and co-owner of Enchanted Fredericksburg Ranch, is excited to share this craft at the only studio/hot shop in Fredericksburg where the public can watch glassblowing up close. Glassblower Kevin Baker, from KB Art Glass in San Diego, Calif., is the Visiting Artist-In-Residence from March 22-29, and demonstrate his art of "dancing with a partner who's too hot to touch" throughout the week-long residency.
o 4 - 5 p.m. - Book Reading & Signing with author Keith Ruffner, "Making Friends with Feelings" - With beautiful illustrations of bunny friends, this book inspires children and adults to be brave enough to talk about their feelings and to listen with compassion and kindness. First time in Fredericksburg! (Glassblowers will take a meal break during the book reading. Visitors are invited to bring a picnic lunch, dinner and/or beverages to enjoy.)
o 4 - 7 p.m. - Dumpling Diva serving up delicious dumplings
o 5 - 7 p.m. - Him & Her Band - Currently promoting their third album, “Him & Her Do Texas Women" features local singer-songwriter Brenda Freed on vocals and guitar, and Michael D’Eath on diatonic or chromatic harmonica. Couple Michael’s tasty harmonica playing with Brenda’s soulful and versatile voice and you get a powerful sound that delights house concert, theater and festival audiences. The duo becomes a band with the addition of local musicians Jonathan Lee on lead guitar and Andy Pepper on drums. (Glassblowing demos continue while the band plays.)