Pittsburgh Glass Center

Pittsburgh Glass Center
August 12
6—9 p.m.

All our lives we’re told, “don’t play with fire,” and for very good reason. Come Saturday night, the hottest place for teens will be at the Pittsburgh Glass Center.

Discover what happens at 2,000-degrees, meet other teens from around the city, express your artistic ideas through glassmaking, and much more. Youth ages 13 to 18 are invited to have fun, try something new and connect with art at the Center’s annual teen-only event, Play by the Fire.

Along with glassblowing, teens will make all kinds of art under the sun with local organizations who will offer hands-on activities and demonstrations.

Make LED fire pins with Assemble, learn to weld with the Mobile Sculpture Workshop and screen-print a trendy tote bag with The Warhol Museum.

Learn feltmaking techniques with artist LaVerne Kemp, sculpt ceramic flowers with the Union Project, play a “banana piano” in Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh’s “Music Smorgishborg” and more.

While mixing, mingling and making art, enjoy furnace-fired pizzas and yummy s’mores, and check out live music by teen musicians from School of Rock programs in Wexford and Castle Shannon.

Registration is required online at www.pittsburghglasscenter.org/play or by calling 412-365-2145. Admission is $5 per person.

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Jennifer BaronArts & Entertainment / Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.