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CultureMap Posted October 3, 2014 in In The News

Hands-on Houston Family Festival 2014

I don’t mind if folks call me a dork for being enthralled by the process of turning raw materials into beautiful glass creations. I once had the opportunity to witness the magical transformation first hand during a visit to Houston Studio Glass (video here), where Kathy Poeppel and Dick Moiel demonstrated the beauty of a substance that’s so abundant we often take it for granted.

The husband-and-wife team is among a select number of experts who will participate in Houston Center for Contemporary Craft’s Hands-on Houston Family Festival. Amid artful activities, demonstrations and exhibitions, visitors will glean a new appreciation for glass while enjoying grub from The Golden Grill and Monster PBJ food trucks.

The skinny: Saturday, 11-3 p.m.; Houston Center for Contemporary Craft; free event.