Sunday, November 4, 2012
Photos: Rejected art smashed on guillotine at exciting art fundraiser in Grapevine
Money went to help starving artists.
GRAPEVINE At an art fundraiser on Grapevine Saturday night, the name of the game was impatience: If a piece of art wasn't claimed for a high enough price in 30 seconds of bidding, it was destroyed. Violently. Organizers placed the unwanted glass pieces of art on a guillotine and raised the blade.
The event at Vetro Glassblowing Studio in Grapevine was a dramatic combination of fire, yelling, and flying glass, all to support the Emergency Artist Support League, a 20-year-old charity that helps visual artists with financial constraints.
In a bit of a pay-it-forward gesture, the broken shards of glass from all the rejected art will be made into a new piece of glass artwork to be presented at next year's event.
Mind the glass as you flip through our gallery:
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- Video: Slabs of ice rapidly slide off Great Wolf Lodge
- Theater review: Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson will make you love leather pants
- Theater review: Runway Theatre plays Talking Pictures as a sincere drama with a dash of comedy
- Grapevine shop hosts royal baby watch party