The Art of Venetian Glass Member & Donor Event



The Art of Venetian Glass: Saturday, March 9



The Glen Echo Park Partnership invites Members and Donors to join us 

for a complimentary Venetian glass beadmaking demonstration and reception 

with Marilyn Nugent, a founding artist and guest instructor

with the Art Glass Center at Glen Echo.


Please RSVP by Wednesday, March 6 at


Not yet a Member? Join now!


For more information about the event or to check on your Membership status,

please call 301.634.2234 or email


Marilyn Nugent has been working with glass for more than 30 years.  Most of her 12 years as a

resident artist at Glen Echo were devoted to glass fusing and casting.  Marilyn began glass bead making before moving to Lewes, DE, where she maintains a studio devoted to lampworking beads.  She has received numerous awards for her work, including a grant from the D.C. Division of the Arts.


To learn more about Ms. Nugent and her upcoming classes, click here.



This event is inspired by our Glimmer of Glass Gala in the Park on May 18,

during which we will honor both of the Park's glass studios,

The Art Glass Center at Glen Echo and Glen Echo Glassworks.


Glen Echo Glassworks is one of the area's few studios for blown glass instruction, exhibitions, and special programs.  

Director Paul Swartwood has shown his Italian- and Swedish-inspired glass artworks at galleries along the east coast and has been invited to demonstrate his glassblowing techniques in numerous studios and universities.  The Glassworks studio offers classes year round for beginner through advanced students, and is open to the public Saturdays, 12-4pm and by appointment.  

Click here to learn more about Mr. Swartwood, the studio, and glassblowing classes.


The Art Glass Center at Glen Echo is a school, resource center, and a gallery for kiln-formed glass serving the Washington

metropolitan area.  The Center is directed by several glass artists-in-residence who are committed to both teaching and creating art.  These artists, as well as other faculty, teach classes at the center that range from beginning kiln-formed glass to master classes for advanced students.  Classes include fusing, kiln-casting, mosaics, jewelry and Venetian glass beadmaking.  The Center produces several exhibitions each year, including Prism (March 16 - April 14, 2013), featuring works by studio artists in the Zayde Sleph Gallery.  

Click here to learn more about Prism, the Center, and its classes.


We will also present a free Artist Talk on April 20

featuring William Gudenrath of The Corning Museum of Glass.