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First City Art Center to host virtual “Hot Glass, Cold Brew” on April 30th

The First City Art Center’s virtual event, Hot Glass Cold Brew; featuring visiting glass artist Rob Stern, will take place on Facebook on Friday, April 30th at 7pm.

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On April 30th, guests can enjoy a front row seat to watch Rob Stern’s demo from home with their new HGCB cup. Visiting glass artist Rob Stern has worked with glass for over 25 years, and has lived and studied glass worldwide. Rob has worked with artists such as Dale Chihuly, Dante Marioni, and William Morris. The focus of Rob’s work includes monumental sculptures, furniture, and custom lighting. In addition to creating works of art, Rob’s other passion is teaching. Rob has offered workshops at the renowned Pilchuck Glass School, as well as Penland and many others. Since 2004, Rob has operated his own studio in Wynnwood Arts District of Miami. Rob is a member of “Ty’s Team,” and collaborates on and creates pieces with Ty Pennington of Extreme Makeover, Home Edition. On May 1-2, First City Art Center is excited to host Rob’s workshop,“Working Smarter vs. Stronger.”

The ”Virtual Cup Tent,” will open on April 16th featuring one-of-a-kind glass and ceramic cups made by local artists. The cups will be available for purchase from the online store on FCAC’s website, www.firstcityart.org. Each cup purchase will include a raffle ticket and a BOGO pint voucher to Pensacola Bay Brewery. The limited 2021 cups are expected to go fast – so attendees are encouraged to purchase early for the best selection.

Dates and times for cup pick-up will be as follows: Wednesday 4/21 11-6, Friday 4/23 10-5, Saturday 4/24 10-2, and Wednesday 4/28 11-6. Please allow 24 hours after purchase before picking up any cups or glasses. FCAC is located at 1060 N. Guillemard St, Pensacola, FL 32501.

There will be a video posted to the First City Arts Center Facebook on April 30, and a virtual Cup Tent is currently be on the First City Art Center website- so feel free to look around!

For more information, visit www.FirstCityArt.org, 850-429-1222.

Glass Artist Rob Stern, via First City Arts Center