Sunday, Nov 8th 2020
04:20 PM - 06:20 PM (PDT)
EventHi invites you to join us for our next community event series! For this upcoming event, we are bringing a lineup fo talented glass blowers together, who will be joining us, showing off their skills, sharing about their passion and design style and showing off the piece they are donating for EventHi's Glass piece auction.
Meet the Glass Artists
MJA is a consumer focused company that builds its principles upon the pillars of innovation, affordability, and functionality. We are based in Denver, Colorado and pride ourselves in pushing the boundaries of what is expected in a given product/functionality. We have taken many steps to protect our original product line with an assortment of patents (both pending and issued) as well as trademarks to ensure a fortified and recognizable brand.
Kevin & Jenee started the company Glass Distractions in Berkeley, CA in 1996. They fell in love with glassblowing the moment they tried it, thats when their passion and journey began. They are self taught and forever learning new tricks. Their current glass studio is in San Marcos, CA and they offer glassblowing classes on Saturdays for all levels. They have a retail store with their handblown glass art and other artist glassworks for sale. Their store also has raw materials and glassblowing tools and equipment for sale.
Ryan Deyer has been flameworking since 2014 which he learned in California. He works primarily on a lathe & his main production is water pipes. He is currently working in Michigan but in the process of relocating to beautiful Colorado. His favorite thing to make is cups!
San Diego Cannabis Farmers Market
We are a group of San Diego locals that advocate, organize, educate and support San Diego's cannabis culture, community and industry.
Honey Flower Collective
Bringing you hemp cbd products, custom glass and accessories.
Did you know?
“Degenerate art” is a euphemism used to describe highly stylized pipes, bongs, dab rigs, and other smoking apparatuses, coming from a fascinating 2011 documentary that looks inside the world of functional art glass.
Artists working in this largely underground scene have always been marginalized, but in February of 2003, they were quite literally criminalized: Hundreds of businesses and homes across America were raided by law-enforcement, the culmination of an elaborate federal undercover sting operation dubbed “Operation Pipe Dreams.”
Fifty-five people were arrested for crimes related to the sale of drug paraphernalia—including famous actor/comedian Tommy Chong—and many of the country’s most talented functional glass artists spent the night behind bars, stripped of all assets and facing the possibility of serving a long prison sentence (although Chong was the only one to actually serve hard time).
But that was more than 15 years ago. Today, the cultural conversation around functional art glass no longer focuses on government censorship and oppression. Now more than ever, artists are pioneering innovative ways to create one-of-a-kind pieces, and glassblowers are able to infuse their own style into all aspects of their glass, from shape and color to size and practicality.
Mission for this community event series:
Our goal with this fundraising event is to highlight the glass artists community while also raising awareness and funds for those who have been impacted by the war on drugs.
We have partnered with the Last Prisoner Project and will be donating 75% of the proceeds to the organization.
About the Last Prisoner Project
The Last Prisoner Project was formed by a coalition of cannabis industry leaders, executives, and artists dedicated to bringing restorative justice to the cannabis industry. LPP was founded out of the belief that if anyone is able to profit and build wealth in the legal cannabis industry, those individuals must also work to release and rebuild the lives of those who have suffered from cannabis criminalization.
The Last Prisoner Project is a nonprofit coalition of cannabis industry leaders, executives, and artists dedicated to bringing restorative justice to the cannabis industry.
Are you a glass artist and interested in donating a piece for virtual glass auction? Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
This event does not accept refunds