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4th Annual Glassblowers' Christmas and Special Exhibit-In the Company of Angels

November 19 - December 30, 2013

The holidays in Sandwich begin at the Sandwich Glass Museum on Tuesday, November 19, through Monday, December 30, when the Museum presents its 4th Annual Glassblowers' Christmas. This is a truly magical time at the Museum.  This festive season hundreds of unique glass ornaments made by some of the region's finest local and national glass artists will adorn Christmas Trees in the Contemporary Gallery. The visitor will be transported into a dazzling and colorful world of childhood memories.

Shoppers' Delight - the Museum's Open House will be on Saturday, December 7 from 9:30am to 5:00pm and includes a"Mystery Discount" and refreshments and home-made cookies!  The decorations on the Glassblowers' trees are available for purchase as well as an array of glittering glass objects on display in the Museum Store. Please note that all objects for purchase are made by local and national artists.



 Beginning November 19, Christmas Creches, In the Company of Angels will once again grace the Museum's special exhibition gallery.  The focus of this year's display is angels and their appearance in the nativity scene.

Angels or winged human figures have been subject of artists since the time of the ancient Greek and Mesopotamian civilizations.  Over the centuries, artists' interpretations of angels often reflected their culture and religion, but the concept of a winged being remained the same.  The inclusion of angels in nativity scenes was a natural progression.  With the expansion of the creche beyond the core figures of Mary, Joseph, and the infant Jesus, artists added angels, heralding the birth of Jesus, as well as animals, shepherds and the Magi into their often complex interpretations of the nativity scene.

In partnership with the Cape Cod Creche Society,as well as private collectors,  the exhibition will feature the rare and exotic, with nativity scenes from around the world.  Christmas Creches, In the Company of Angels will be on display from November 19 until December 30.

Elizabethan Angel Paperweight - Debbie Tarsitano, Artist, 1991

 This unique nativity scene is from Vietnam and is made entirely with recycled paper. Private Collection.

 Wall Plaque Steel Drum, Haiti.  Archangel St. Michael, Wood, Russia. Ceramic Lamp USA - Rectableau,South America.

These Nativitiy Scenes are from the Collection of Geoffrey and Maureen Miconi-Ross.



"Hands" from Peru.              "A Star Shall Guide Us" by Jim Shore, Heartwood Creek

From the Collection of Mary Fuller, Cape Cod Creche Society.




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