February 2012 EPWA Meeting : Water Street Glassworks

  • Tuesday, February 14, 2012
  • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
  • Water Street Glassworks


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Meeting Chairwoman: Luann Harden

Water Street Glassworks

Sarah Hess, Executive Director

Tuesday, February 14

As our Valentine's Day "Treat" to you, Guest/Trial Member Meal Cost has been reduced to the same cost as Regular Members! So invite your friends, we'd "love" to have them join us! This month only!

5:30p.m. Networking
6:00p.m. Dinner & Meeting

Reservations Due by Thursday, February 9

If paying by mail, you still need to make your reservation on the EPWA website
:  http://www.epwami.com

Speaker's Topic

Water Street Glassworks is located in the historic Hinkley Building and opened in January 2004. Visitors can overlook the school’s “hot shop”– the glassblowing and casting studio, from a viewing platform or “catwalk” and see classes in session or experience live glass demonstrations. Water Street Glassworks is also home of Fired UP!, an after-school glass blowing program for Benton Harbor teens.  They were also just awarded the Lake Michigan College Martin Luther King Diversity Award for their work with Fired Up! in the community.  Sarah Hess, Glassworks executive director, will give an informational tour on the facility and its programs. 

Speaker’s Biography
Sarah Hess has worked in various fields throughout her professional career. She holds degrees in Business, Fashion Merchandising and Psychology from Baker College and Western Michigan University respectively. Her love of the arts and history has been a lifelong passion that was instilled in her through her mother and grandfather, both amateur artists.  Her hope is to inspire in others, through her career, the same deep appreciation for art, culture and history that she feels. She has worked as an assistant to the Executive Director of the Michigan Maritime Museum and as Interim Director at the South Haven Center for the Arts. While working with the Catanias on a couple exhibits at the SHCA she was invited to visit Water Street Glassworks and she has never really left.

Meeting Location
Water Street Glassworks
142 Water St. (Historic Hinkley Building)
Benton Harbor,MI 49023

Going north on Main Street from St. Joseph, turn right onto Ship St., and then vere slightly left onto Wayne St., which shortly turns back into Main St. (This takes you over the bridge into Benton Harbor). After about 1 mile, turn left onto Water St.  Glassworks will be on your right.

Meal Cost  Members $23    Trial Members/Guests $23
Buffet Menu:
  Grilled Chicken Breast with Mushroom Marsala Sauce, Cheese Tortellini with Chipotle Cream Sauce, Parmesan Risotto, Green Beans with Shallots, Salad, rolls, Chocolate cake with raspberry drizzle, soft drinks and bottled water.

Questions?  Reach Jo Ann Bertrand by email at joann.bertrand@yahoo.com or by phone at 269.235.9030.

If paying by mail, please remember that you still need to make your reservation on the EPWA website.

Send payment to:
Jo Ann Bertrand
902 Eagle Point Drive
St. Joseph, MI 49085
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