North Laurel/savage

February 05, 1993

Look into Classy Glass Show this weekend at Historic 0) Savage Mill

Historic Savage Mill will present a Classy Glass Show from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. tomorrow and Sunday in Savage. The show will feature demonstrations and displays of etched, engraved, hand-blown, stained and leaded, fused jewelry, lamp-worked and antique glass.

James Benton, a self-taught glass artist from Alexandria, Va., will be the featured artist. He will be honored at a meet-the-artist reception from 4 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. today in the Art of Fire Contemporary Glass Studio and Gallery at Savage Mill.

Mr. Benton uses glass as the canvas and colored glass sticks heated to the melting point to create pictures. His work will be on display at the gallery through Feb. 27.

Other artists include Felice Osband, lamp-worked glass; Jim Richards, etched glass; Alan Ernstein, stained and leaded glass; Theda Hansen, fused glass jewelry; Phil and Jeanne Ensmenger, glass engravers; and Foster Holcombe, owner and resident glass blower of the Art of Fire gallery.

Orva Heissenbuttel, an antique glass historian, will conduct a "Glass ID Clinic" from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. both days in the New !! Weave Building.

Information: (301) 604-6979.

POLICE

* Jessup: 8600 block of Concord Drive: A front door was kicked in between 9 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, and telephone lines and an alarm system were disabled. Clothes, jewelry, a gun, telephone and an answering machine were stolen.

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