March 16, 2017: Glassblowing Demonstration by Artist Benjamin Giguere

Gather participates in Gallery Night Providence
Providence, RI - Please join Gather on Thursday, March 16 from 5:00PM-9:00PM for
Gallery Night Providence. Glassblower Benjamin Giguere will be opening the Gather
Glass Studio and gallery to Gallery Night Providence attendees. There will be glass
blowing demonstrations and a viewing of Benjamin’s winter work.

The Artist
Benjamin Giguere began his glass blowing training 20 years ago learning the craft from
master glassworkers from around the world. His job was working for Simon Pierce in
Quechee, VT where he blew glass for 13 years. His early influences came from
masters from Sweden, The Czech Republic, Ireland and England to name a few. In
2008, Benjamin moved to Providence, RI in pursuit of learning new glassmaking
techniques. This led him to casting and molding glass into objects for Steven Weinberg
one of the American Studio Glass movement’s most celebrated artists. In 2011
Benjamin helped create Gather Glass in Providence, RI. This new chapter in
Benjamin’s career allows him to continue his glass creations while simultaneously
providing space for teaching and designing glass art.

The Gallery and Studio
Our intention at Gather is to connect with our community through glass. We collaborate
closely with other glass artists and are passionate about showing the world different
possibilities for glass creations. We enjoy engaging with visitors at our studio and
gallery and giving them a firsthand experience into the art of glass making