Organizers preparing for fall crop of glass pumpkins at RIT on Sept. 26

Traditional fall fundraiser featuring unique hand-blown favorites moves to Polisseni Center




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Grace Southerland

One-of-a-kind, hand-blown glass pumpkins and gourds will be on sale during the 11th annual School for American Crafts’ Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser Sept. 26.

An annual fall tradition moves to a new venue at Rochester Institute of Technology next month when this year’s fall crop of one-of-a-kind glass pumpkins and other favorites are ready to be picked.

The School for American Crafts’ glass program in RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences will sell its unique, hand-blown glass pumpkins and gourds during the 11th annual Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser. The sale will take place from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, in RIT’s Gene Polisseni Center, located on the south side of campus.

Students from SAC’s glass program have created the colorful hand-blown glass pieces under the guidance of renowned faculty Michael Rogers and David Schnuckel. Cash, checks and major credit card payments will be accepted.

All proceeds from the sale will benefit the RIT Women’s Council Scholarships, Bridging the Gap Fund, and the Visiting Artists Series for the RIT glass program.

For information, contact Marianne Goff at 585-355-6070.

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Grace Southerland

One-of-a-kind, hand-blown glass pumpkins and gourds will be on sale during the 11th annual School for American Crafts’ Glass Pumpkin Patch fundraiser Sept. 26.