30% of Sales to Benefit Opera Saratoga’s Education Programs
SARATOGA SPRINGS – Opera Saratoga announced today an exciting new partnership with master glass artist, Gregory Tomb, to present the first annual Saratoga Glass Pumpkin Patch at The Gideon Putnam Hotel in Spa State Park on Saturday, September 14th and Sunday, September 15th. Over 1,000 unique, hand blown glass pumpkins will be available for sale, individually created by Gregory Tomb, with 30% of all proceeds benefiting Opera Saratoga’s education programs including the company’s annual Opera-to-Go school tour and the recently launched Discover!Opera initiative, which together provide access to opera for over 20,000 students annually.
Originally from upstate New York, Gregory Tomb first became enthralled with the magic of the glass making process while visiting the Corning Museum of Glass as a child. This summer was his inaugural season as an Artist in Residence at the Gideon Putnam Hotel, where he taught classes to glass lovers of all ages.
Gregory began working with glass in 1997 while studying art at Hartwick College, in Oneonta, and graduated in 2000 with a Major in Studio Art, Sculpture and Glass Blowing. He has studied and worked with Urban Glass, Diablo Glass, Simon Pearce, Eric McLondon Glass, Girl Glass, Chris Johnson Glass, and Half Moon Bay Art Glass, among others. Greg has participated in fine art and craft shows nationally. He has been honored as the featured artist at the Nassau County Museum of Art, Scottsdale Artfest, and West Hampton Beach Festival of Art.
The Saratoga Glass Pumpkin Patch will take place rain or shine, at the Gideon Putnam Hotel in Spa State Park:
Saturday, September 14th, 2019: 10am – 6pm
Sunday, September 15th, 2019: 10am – 5pm
Gregory’s handmade glass pumpkins start at $35, and are available in a mesmerizing array of styles, colors and sizes.