Who’s Who at WMODA

Anne Orvieto is one of the stars at our WMODA boutique and a regular volunteer at our glass workshops. In addition to all her beautiful glass plaques, we recently sold her masterpiece which was on display in the Chihuly gallery following our Touch of Glass exhibition. Anne was first introduced

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Send in the Clowns

A visit to the circus during the Holidays is not complete without the antics of the clown but they were around centuries before the big top was invented. The earliest English clowns were called fools, Jack Puddings or Merry Andrews as the term clown, meaning clumsy did not enter the

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Make Your Own Mardi Gras Mask

Join glass artist Chelsea Rousso at her January workshops to make your own fused glass mask in time for Mardi Gras. You can choose to attend one workshop on January 11th to create a display mask which will be fired flat. Or you can attend two sessions, the second on

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Royal Doulton Weekend

Visit WMODA and the Gallery of Amazing Things for the Royal Doulton Collectors Weekend The museum will be open Saturday, January 19 11:00am - 4:00pm Sunday, January 20 11:00am - 4:00pm This month WMODA will be highlighting their vast Royal Doulton collection during the annual weekend for collectors. WMODA features

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Café Society

The inaugural Venetian Arts Café Society was hosted by WMODA at the Gallery of Amazing Things on November 14th. The Negroni trio entertained everyone with their sensational smooth jazz classics, accompanied by vocalist Elli Clark.

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Merlin’s Magic

Merlin’s Magic Merlin is working his magic in our new Fantastique exhibition. The Great Enchanter from the Arthurian Legend first cast a spell on our founder Arthur Wiener over 50 years ago. A Royal Doulton character jug of Merlin was the first piece he ever bought. The Wiener collection began

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Sensational Saturday Dec. 8 – Holiday Magic

Join us for some Holiday Magic December 8 from 11am - 4pm Come meet the glass artists and jewelry designers featured in our WMODA Gift Boutique and find out more about the skills and artistry involved in their work. Shop all day with our artists in the Chihuly gallery and

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Here Be Dragons

The new Fantastique exhibit has a ‘thunder’ of dragons on display to use the collective term. There are Eastern and Western dragons plus many other hybrid serpentine monsters from the mythologies of the world, including Wyverns and the mystical Ouroborous. Chinese Dragons The five-clawed Chinese dragon was a spiritual and

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Glazed Expressions

Among the most admired objects at WMODA are the two circular tables with tiled tops by the Moorcroft pottery. One is in the Arts & Crafts gallery and the other is the centerpiece of the Art of Tea exhibit. They are the perfect style for afternoon tea for two, Victorian

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An Elephant in the Room

Our latest Ardmore acquisition is a monumental urn, 31 inches tall, featuring elephants and rhinos, which is now on display in our Ardmore room. It’s hard to believe that these giants of the animal kingdom are being slaughtered in huge numbers for their ivory. The World Wildlife fund urges us

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