Glassblowing Demonstrations Saturday at the Flagler County Public Library 11 a.m., Again at Noon

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Flagler County Public Library is hosting award-winning artist David Contreras, who will give awe-inspiring glassblowing demonstrations at 11 a.m. and again at noon, on Saturday (January 27) on the west lawn of the Main Palm Coast Branch Library.

“We are expecting quite a large crowd, so parking spaces will be at a premium,” said Chief of Special Projects and Library Director Holly Albanese. “Due to limited parking, those who wish to attend should arrive early.”

Glassblowing is a forming technique in which molten glass is inflated into a bubble using a tube called a blowpipe. The technique has been used since the first century B.C. making glass one of the most useful materials in human society for centuries, according to the St. Pete HotGlass Workshop and the DMG School Project.

Contreras, a Seattle native, has been blowing glass for more than 20 years. More information about him can be found at www.davidcontrerasglass.com.

The demonstrations are free to the public and sponsored by the Friends of the Flagler County Public Library. Registration is not required.

The library is located at 2500 Palm Coast Parkway NW, at the northwest corner of its intersection with Belle Terre Parkway. For more information about this event, call 386-446-6763, option 2.

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By Flagler County Buzz

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