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Open Day 2017

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A Brighter Future for Us!

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Education for Poor Students

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Education Available

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Help our youth realize their dreams!

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Glass Fusion workshops
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Glass Fusion workshops

Glass fusing predates glass blowing, and has been making a resurgence into the craft and art world since the 70’s. With new kilns and a better understanding of how glass, an amazing medium that is fragile, strong, pliable and breakable, works; and how we can manipulate it both hot and cold. Fused Glass Animals: Friday, December...

Glass Flamework workshops
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Glass Flamework workshops

Learn the art of flameworking in a variety of workshops with Jessica Keemer. From the time you learn to light the torch and melt the glass, you will be guided through a variety of techniques including how to create your own glass works! Ages 12+ Maximum enrollment limited to 8 students. Glass Swizzle Sticks: Saturday March...

Glassblowing Program Sponsors
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Glassblowing Program Sponsors

We are grateful to have the following Sponsors as a founding members of the Tyler Park Center for the Arts Glassblowing Community! Chris Roghan Paul Segarra Lyn Jackson Helena Funk Leslie & Joseph Crilley with a matching grant from United Bank of Switzerland – UBS Newtown Kristin Ackerman Jennie Fazioli Smith Robin Klink Cindy Friel Pysanky...

Jim Graham
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Jim Graham

Jim Graham has been a professional sculptor for over 10 years specializing in architectural stone carving, public art and most recently glass. Jim will be the new director of the glass blowing program at TPCA and is diligently working on making this exciting new addition a reality.

Movie Screening
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Movie Screening

Join us for a wonderful evening of socializing, the latest hot glass program news and a shared meal and beverages. Exciting new glass collaboration developments will be revealed! Friday August 3rd 7-10pm. Suggested donation $5 per person. We will be viewing ‘Defying Gravity’ – When the Corning Glass Museum realized their paperweight collection was approaching...

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Donations

We appreciate your artistic efforts for TPCA fundraising events – Please fill out this form to let us know what you are submitting.

Tony Patti
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Tony Patti

Glassblowing (with a blowpipe) has been my hobby since 2000.  There are many aspects of glassblowing which create the “moth to the flame” (quite literally) for me: A crucible of molten glass has infinite potential, limited only by a person’s skill and imagination. Anybody who has watched glassblowing knows that it is “the extreme sport...

Harvey Littleton
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Harvey Littleton

Harvey Littleton (1922 – 2013). He was an American glass artist and teacher. He grew up surrounded by glass in Corning, NY, where his father worked in the corning factory and contributed to the invention of tempered glass and Pyrex). As he explored his interests, his vision and passion became glassblowing and creating sculpture with...

Glassblowing Program
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Glassblowing Program

We are excited to announce the addition of a Glassblowing Program at TPCA! This initiative is a grassroots, nonprofit endeavor that will be the only one of its kind for miles around. Community interest in glassblowing is overwhelming, and the Tyler Park Center for the Arts Glassblowing Program will welcome all skill levels in classes, workshops,...

Glass Auction
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Glass Auction

 Thank you for all who came to celebrate and donated to the glassblowing initiative. We had a great group for the private screening of “Pilchuck, A Dance with Fire” – It definitely fueled the excitement of building the Tyler Glassblowing Program! A silent auction, with generous glass & ceramic donations from local artists.

Glass Facts
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Glass Facts

Little is known about the first attempts to make glass. However, it is generally believed that glassmaking was discovered 4,000 years ago, or more, in Mesopotamia. Scholars believe that the ability to make glass developed over a long period of time from experiments with a mixture of silica-sand or ground quartz pebbles – and an...

Chris Rogahn
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Chris Rogahn

I have been working with glass for the last 16 years and have been creating things for as long as I can remember. I have yet to meet a material that I haven’t liked!  My two main focuses are Handblown Glass and Jewelry. When the Glassblowing furnace is off for the summer, I switch over to...

Our partners
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Our partners

Tyler Park Center for the Arts maintains partnerships with the following organizations, and is actively developing relationships others on an ongoing basis.

Schedule an Event at TPCA
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Schedule an Event at TPCA

Birthday parties, a friends night, or team building workshops – We offer special workshops in a multitude of mediums including pottery, beading, pour painting, glass workshops, fine art & more! For details & scheduling contact Jennifer Miller at (267) 218-0290 or Director@tylerparkarts.org Review from a recent Team Building Workshop:  “Thanks again for Friday’s team building morning!...

Jewelry Design w/ Monique Perry
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Jewelry Design w/ Monique Perry

Come learn how to create your own beautiful jewelry. Enameling on Copper – Saturday, March 30, 2019 (9:30am – 4:00pm) Intro to Precious Metal Clay (PMC) Saturday, April 13, 2019 (9:30am – 4:00pm)

Wood Kiln Firing
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Wood Kiln Firing

The Tyler Park Arts Manabigama (Japanese for “beautiful learning kiln”) is a single chamber wood kiln designed to be efficient, and give beautiful results. The kiln reaches Cone 10 over a firing of 24 hours. A diverse range of atmospheric and ash glaze effects are achieved in this relatively short firing time. Community firings are...

Photo Gallery
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Photo Gallery

Members “My Favorite Tree” Photo Contest Juror Bruce Daniels, Facilities Director and Project Manager at Grounds for Sculpture Park and Museum will be judging entries on strength of image and story. A private tour at Grounds for Sculpture will be awarded to 2 selected entries, announced on April 21st, 2018. Sculptures & Garden

Members Photo Competition
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Members Photo Competition

Announcing the 2019 Members Favorite Tree Photo Competition – Join fellow nature lovers in a celebration of trees! Deadline for submission is May 31, 2019.  Maximum 2 entries per person. Must be a Member to participate. Interested in becoming a member? Click here From June 1 – June 16, 2019 non-participating Members will be given the opportunity...

Community Day
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Community Day

Upcoming date to be announced Community Day is a free event open to all ages, with hands on stations set up with a sampling of the children and adult activities and workshops that are offered here throughout the year. Artists demonstrating to be announced. Light food & refreshments available for purchase.

Volunteer for Crafts in the Meadow
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Volunteer for Crafts in the Meadow

Thank you volunteering some of your time to TPCA. Your involvement is integral to the success of this wonderful community of artists, students & art lovers. Crafts in the Meadow is a valuable part of what TPCA offers to the community and we can’t pull off such a fantastic event without YOU!

Sewing Classes
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Sewing Classes

The Sewing Studio at Tyler State Park is a place to create an idea, make a friend, challenge your capabilities, be part of a community, learn to operate a sewing machine, shake off the stresses of the day, and develop professional sewing techniques. Offering classes throughout the year for kids and adults as well as...

Volunteer
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Volunteer

Our meaningful definition of volunteering: Doing more than you have to because you want to, for a cause you consider good. The TPCA Volunteer team invites you to get more involved – volunteer now to enjoy being a part of our energetic and creative work! Your time and dedication are priceless to accomplishing our mission. Our volunteer...

Birthday Parties & Girls Night Out!
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Birthday Parties & Girls Night Out!

Schedule a special night at TPCA. Offerings in a multitude of mediums including beading, marbleized silk, stained glass and fusion, fine art, gourd decorating, book making & more! For details & scheduling contact Director@tylerparkarts.org  267-218-0290

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Become a member

Your membership supports the mission of this community art center. Our mission is to enrich the community through fine arts, crafts and music. Encourage art education and excellence while nurturing artists in a community of connection and support. A 1-year TPCA Membership includes tickets to one Crafts in the Meadow • Discounts for TPCA workshops,...