Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center
video by Bill Horin & Frank Weiss
edited by Frank Weiss
In 2014, ArtC was commissioned by Wheaton Arts & Cultural Center in Millville to produce a promotional video for their new Website, which will be launched in Spring 2015.
WheatonArts has achieved recognition not only on a local and regional level, but also — through its collections, programs, seminars and exhibitions — on both national and international levels. Along with one of the finest collections of American glass inside the Museum of American Glass, WheatonArts affords visitors a variety of historical, cultural and creative southern New Jersey experiences.
Spread over more than 60 acres, with 20 buildings, WheatonArts includes the Museum of American Glass, which houses over 7,000 objects, both historic and contemporary as well as the fully operational Glass Studio, which presents daily, interpretive demonstrations for the public with artists showing traditional and contemporary glassblowing techniques. In the Artist Studios, artists demonstrate the traditional southern New Jersey crafts of pottery, wood and flameworking. The 1876 Centre Grove Schoolhouse, Museum Stores (General Store, Arthur Gorham Paperweight Shop, Brownstone Emporium and Boutique, Christmas Shop and The Gallery of Fine Craft) and the Event Center complete the complex.
To better utilize the facilities offered by the glass factory, a program to support emerging contemporary glass artists was created in 1983. Recognizing the needs of these artists to have access to hot glass, a group of artists including Paul Joseph Stankard and Tom Patti worked with WheatonArts to establish the “Creative Glass Center of America.” Through CGCA, contemporary glass artists are provided with the facilities, equipment, time and housing to further develop their art.