Help us celebrate local glass artist, Minor L. Vinck's 99th birthday, individual and group artist photos, and ribbon cutting with Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce.
When: Thursday, Jan. 22, 2015, 3:30-6:30 pm
Where: 710 Travis Street, Shreveport, LA 71101
Admission: FREE w/ suggested $10 donation to benefit RAF's Young Artist Gallery.
Be here at 4:00 pm sharp for the ribbon cutting ceremony with the Greater Shreveport Chamber of Commerce. Following the ribbon cutting there will be cake served in honor of Vinck's birthday. Cake provided by his daughter, Donna Hands.
Artists showing in the "Beauty and Spirit of Nature" show currently up in the RAF gallery are invited to come by at 6:00 pm so we can take individual pictures of them with their work, followed by a group photo of all artists in the show.
Vinck is a well-known glass artist whose works include copper wheel engravings, glass sculptures, and carved glass murals influenced by his love of nature and flight. Vinck harnessed skills including beveling, wheel cutting, sand carving, leaded glass, and copper wheel engraving at a home studio throughout his life.He was born on Jan. 22, 1916 in Texarkana, TX where he grew up. Vinck’s family was employed by the local glass factory leading him to take interest in glass at age 16. His family encouraged his interest by presenting him with a set of stone engraving wheels, beginning his lifelong endeavor in the arts.