Sea Glass: History and Mystery Lecture

 

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Lecture: Sea Glass – History and Mystery

SOLD OUT!

 

Speaker: Alyssa Shapiro - Tidings Sea Glass Designs

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

6:00pm

Admission: $5,  payable @ door —  SOLD OUT!

Limited seating available, RSVP to info@norwalkhistoricalsociety.org

~~Light refreshments following program~~

Mermaid’s tears! Beach jewels! Sea Glass! Whatever the name, people have been collecting these fascinating pieces of washed up treasure for centuries all over the world, but most specifically in Norwalk, CT.  With its long industrious and recreational past, find out why Norwalk is a choice sea glass location in Alyssa Shapiro’s new lecture:Sea Glass: History and Mystery.  Ever wonder where the glass comes from and how to tell its age? Ms. Shapiro has the answers. She will also discuss color varieties and their degree of rarity as well has how plastic, recycling and environmental concerns are all making sea glass a fast, disappearing find.

The evening will conclude with light refreshments and the gift shop will be open, where Ms. Shapiro is featured as Artist of the Month for July/August, 2016.

About Alyssa Shapiro

Alyssa Shapiro, a Norwalk resident,  has collected sea glass from local beaches for over a decade.  Our rich history of recreation and industry has left its mark from the discarded vessels along the shore. to reveal the natural beauty.

She composes and photographs to reveal the natural beauty of weathered glass.  Her Tidings Sea Glass Designs cards, shadow boxes and art frames have been featured at the Rowayton Art Center Museum gift shops in Greenwich and Fairfield, CT.

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Venue:

Norwalk Historical Society Museum, 141 East Avenue, Norwalk, CT .  Front entrance from Norwalk City Hall parking area (125 East Ave.), next to Norwalk Health Dept. The Museum is in the red brick building with blue double front doors.