2005 Days of White Glass: press release

Days of White Glass in Haapsalu
Evald Okas Museum, Karja 24.
July 10-23,2005.

For the third time, the Museum of Evald Okas will host an interantional hot glass symposium. This year, it comes under the title Days of White Glass; there’s milky white glass in the furnace, and the White Lady of Haapsalu will be remembered.
Artists arrive from around the globe; some old friends from previous workshops, some newcomers.
In the first week, the scene belongs to Estonian glass artists. Starting with July 16, the international crew takes over. The public is welcome to watch glassblowing and casting. On July 23, at 4 pm, a show of the new and previously executed works will open on site, together with the workshop’s closing ceremony. The show will stay open till August 14.
Glassblowing starts at noon daily, with two artists per day.
Other exhibitions open at various locations around town: Rait Prääts, Remigius Kriukas and Lachezar Dochev will be showing their creations.
July 14 is a day for the children: a glass painting workshop will be guided by Estonian artists, including Evald Okas.
10. – 15.07. Kai Saarepuu, Liisi Junolainen, Kairi Orgusaar,
Kati Kerstna, Malle Hallimäe, Eeva Käsper, Maret Sarapu,
Sofi Arshas, Virve Kiil, Merle Kannus, Toomas Riisalu, Kai Koppel, Susanne Koskimäki (Soome).
17.-22. 07. Barbala Gulbe (Latvia), Remigius Kriukas (Lithuania), Cicy Ching (China), Lachezar Dochev (Bulgaria), Robert Tannahill (Canada), Sung-Hwan Hong (Korea), Sue Parry (England), Vesa Varrela (Finland), Renate Korinek (Austria), Kai Koppel (Eesti), Anda Munkevica (Latvia), Nicolas Morin (France), Catherine Sintés (France)