A Ten Year 2300° Tradition

Jim Hess and his sister Sharon Aumick at February’s 2300°: Mardi Gras Snow Day

Jim Hess and his sister Sharon Aumick at February’s 2300°: Mardi Gras Snow Day

There’s a good chance that if you’re at 2300° tonight, you’ll see Jim Hess and Sharon Aumick. In fact, the brother and sister have not missed a 2300° event for the past ten years. They enjoy getting together; he drives down from Buffalo, and she’s in Addison, so it’s a nice chance to catch up. They bring other family when they can make it, and Sharon gets to meet up with fellow retired teachers. But what keeps them coming back year after year, they say, is the Hot Glass Show. Sharon says, “We love it! We like seeing the different artists.” From Anne Gant’s pyrographies to Paul Stankard’s paperweights, they’ve seen a mix of glassmaking techniques at demonstrations by both local gaffers and visiting glass artists.

This month, we’re sure they’ll be at the Hot Glass Show watching Philadelphia-based artist Christopher Lydon make organically inspired sculptural and vessel forms with intense color contrasts.

2300°: Blues is tonight, Thursday March 15 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Visit http://www.cmog.org/event/2300-blues for more information.

See you there, Jim and Sharon!

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