USA - VIEW (www.ViewArts.org), the Old Forge, NY-based Multi-Arts Center, has announced that it will host an Open House to showcase and dedicate the new “Meyda Tiffany and Lighting Creative Arts Wing” on Sunday, June 10th from Noon to 4 PM. VIEW offers a complete program to offer a wide range of arts and crafts classes, training, apprenticeships and other educational and professional opportunities. Meyda Tiffany and Lighting is America's leading manufacturer and designer of custom, decorative and Tiffany lighting products.
Admission is free. The Open House at VIEW will include an afternoon of arts and craft and pottery demonstrations, live music and refreshments, a chicken barbecue, and the Northeast Pastel Exhibition. VIEW is located at 3273 State Route 28 in Old Forge. The phone number is 1.315.369.6411. Email: info@ViewArts.org
Meyda Tiffany and Lighting President Robert Cohen and Vice President Ellie Cohen have donated a very generous pledge to VIEW with a challenge to their family and friends to match their gift with contributions. Guests are welcome to visit and enjoy the activities and learn more about VIEW.
"We are proud to support VIEW, the Arts Center in Old Forge, New York in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains," explains Robert Cohen, CEO of Meyda Tiffany and Lighting. "Our company is delighted to support the creative arts, artisans and those entering this exciting field of endeavor. Meyda has always supported aspiring designers and craftspersons on the local, national and international levels, and we will continue to do so into the future."
In addition to making the pledge, Meyda Tiffany and Lighting has challenged other donors by matching any new funds three-to-one, to help reach the facility's $500,000 goal. The New Wing houses a large pottery studio with electric and gas kilns, a glazing booth, clay recycling and hand building areas. It also includes a teaching kitchen and a multi-purpose workshop for painting, jewelry, woodworking, and children's classes.
The creative arts wing was named after Meyda Tiffany and Lighting, which is owned by Robert and Ellie Cohen. The Cohen family has early arts and crafts roots in upstate New York. In 1974, Meyda Tiffany was founded when Meyer Cohen was asked by his wife Ida (the Meyda name was created by combining Meyer with Ida) to build a stained glass window in the kitchen of their home. What began as a hobby evolved into America's leading and oldest manufacturer of custom and decorative lighting. The family owned a home in Old Forge, where they founded well-known spots for tourists including the Meyda Tiffany Stained Glass Studio shop and Nutty Putty Miniature Golf Course (featuring stained glass lanterns and other Meyer Cohen innovations).
In addition, Meyda Tiffany and Lighting has designed, manufactured and donated all of the decorative lighting to VIEW.