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Wednesday, August 16, 2006

MIT GLASS PUMPKIN PATCH - September 30, 2006

Cambridge, MA.... The MIT Glass Lab's sixth annual Great Glass Pumpkin Patch will sprout September 29-30, 2006 on MIT's Kresge Oval, 48 Massachusetts Avenue (in front of MIT's Kresge Auditorium) featuring over 1,000 unique, one-of-a-kind, hand-blown glass pumpkins and gourds.
The Great Glass Pumpkin Patch begins with a preview reception (no sales) on Friday, September 29 from 5-8 p.m. On Saturday, September 30 between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m., visitors of all ages are invited to stroll through the "pumpkin patch" and purchase their favorite autumnal orb. (Rain date is Sunday, October 1.) Prices range from $20-$200, depending on the piece's size and complexity. Many of the works feature not only vivid colors, but swirls, stripes, spots, curlicues and unusual stems. Browsing is free.

The glass pumpkins were created by students and instructors in MIT's Glass Lab, where members of the MIT community learn and practice the art of glassblowing. Proceeds from this event benefit the Lab, an art program connected with MIT's Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Pumpkin-making is overseen by glass artist Peter Houk, currently in residence at the MIT Glass Lab.

For more information--including an illustrated step-by-step description of "How We Make a Pumpkin," see:, or call (617) 253-5309.

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