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Blowing Glass, Fighting Hunger

PISMO Fine Art Glass, Colorado’s foremost gallery for glass art,  joined forces with the “Colorado Project” to benefit FBR. PISMO hosted a reception and silent auction on October 8, 2010, at their Denver gallery in Cherry Creek North. The glass works that were auctioned were donated by more than two dozen artists participating in the Colorado Project. The participants included lamp workers from around the state and the nation. 100% of the proceeds from the auction were donated to us!

In its second year, the Colorado Project is a 501(3) non-profit organization whose primary mission is to unite glass artists through philanthropic events and causes. Over 300 glass artists participated in a weekend workshop this past July to collaborate in a non-competitive environment allowing them to share ideas and knowledge regarding their craft. Many of the auction items were made that weekend.

The works include a beautiful wall installation titled “Metamorphosis”. The piece is made in individual sections that measure a total of 37” high x 90” wide and emulates the transformation of a worm to a cocoon to a stunning butterfly. Five artists collaborated to make this piece – Darby Holm, Ryan “Buck” Harris, Adam Grafuis, Alex Ubatuba, and Eusheen Goines.

Representatives from the Colorado Project presented us with a check last week for a total of nearly $11,000 for both events!  Special thanks to all those involved at The Colorado Project and all the artists who made this generous donation possible.  Nearly 44,000 meals will be provided as a result of your hard work and dedication to fighting hunger and feeding hope.

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