Wow! Our Grand Opening event & Glass Art Auction was a great time and a huge success! We had such a great time working together to get ready, and it came off without a hitch.
There are so many people to thank for their amazing contribution to this event.
Our insanely terrific Fundraising Committee:
Jeff & Lanny Lowe
Event volunteers – Alannah New-Small, Barb Vasallo, Nancy Tse, Andrea Maylone, Ian Craig, Curt Smecher, Elisabeth Owre, Christina Steele, Morgan Willowgate
Bocci for our Furnace, the crown jewel of Terminal City Glass Co-op.
James Giddy at ATG Photography for the photos for the Auction Catalog.
James at Storm Brewing for the great beer!
Copper Moon – Peller Estates for their generous donation of wine.
Northwest Culinary Academy for the cake – Carrie Kwok, Evelyn Soetano, Kwokmun Lee, Nina Hemmes, Natalie O’donnell
Chef Tony Minichiello for organizing the students
Ian Craig for something awesome
Our special musical guest, harpist Honoka Shoji.
DJ Darkcloud for making the music happen.
All of the artists who selflessly donated work to the auction.
Friends at other glass studios who have been super supportive through the whole process, Robert Held & Liz Curry, David & Alannah New-Small
The people who built this shop:
Jeff Holmwood worked for months at 2 shops making this happen
Joanne Andrighetti for being wonderful at everything, for setting up the entire flameworking studio (and also working at 2 shops at once!)
Gene Bougie, recipient of the first ever Certificate of Awesomeness.
Construction Team: Jeff Lowe, Art Rock, Curt Smetcher, Sonya Labrie, Andrea Maylone and the painting crew (Wow! Nice work!)
And finally, the man who brought us all together, Morley Faber. Thanks for envisioning this great place, and for your support through the process of building Vancouver’s first co-operative glass studio!
Here are some pictures from our special night!