A whimsical fall favorite is heading back to Hocking Hills this year.
Jack Pine Studios has been a staple at the Circleville Pumpkin Show for years, but after a rousing success last year, the Glass Pumpkin Patch will return to Jack’s outdoor studio from September 24-26. The glass pumpkin show will give artists, vendors, and guests a place to gather and celebrate art.
Several acres of land, a vibrant indoor gallery, and a demonstration studio mean there is plenty of space to spread out and enjoy the art safely.
Jack Pine and his team of artists want to support the artists and culture bearers of New Orleans who have been impacted by the recent devastation of Hurricane Ida. Pine will donate 10% of all Pumpkin of the Year sales to New Orleans’ charity Feed the Second Line.
Feed the Second Line allows donors to provide food, shelter assistance and more directly to our national treasure of the artists and musicians of New Orleans’ rich culture, particularly its Mardi Gras and Second Line artists and traditions.
“We had such a wonderful turnout last year, we wanted to continue and build upon this fun and artistic experience,” said Glass Artist Jack Pine. “Hundreds and hundreds of unique hand-blown glass pumpkins of every color and size are spread across the field in our outdoor studio to celebrate art and the colors of the season by allowing fans and guests to support creatives, both in our own community and those who are struggling right now in New Orleans.”
As part of community-wide efforts to slow the transmission of COVID-19, advance parking reservations are required and only 75 guests will be admitted for each two-hour time slot of the festival.
The artists market will feature ten craftsmen and women from around Ohio and the country. Everything from beautiful birdhouses to stoneware, pottery, metal sculpture, stained glass lanterns and miniature glass pieces will be on display and for sale.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a pumpkin-filled weekend without pumpkin ice cream, donuts, and rolls. There will also be other food vendors serving up bourbon chicken, Texas tenderloin sandwiches, Amish noodles, funnel cakes, and more.
Jack Pine graduated from Columbus College of Art & Design and perfected his signature glass-blowing techniques in Seattle. Now a resident of southern Ohio, Pine is well-known for his extraordinary hand-blown radiant glass pieces inspired by the beauty of nature’s organic forms.
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