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NEWS RELEASE

City of Goodyear, Arizona

Public Information Office

 

 

For Immediate Release: Feb. 20, 2009

Contact:  Nora Fascenelli – Media Relations, City of Goodyear

Direct 623-882-7061, Cell 623-695-0846

nora.fascenelli@goodyearaz.gov

 

Artist reception to highlight colorful paintings

and depression glass display

 

GOODYEAR, AZ A reception is scheduled from 4:30 to 6 pm on Thursday, February 26 in City Hall, 190 N. Litchfield Rd. to celebrate the latest rotating art exhibitions and to give you the opportunity to meet featured artists, Nancy Christy-Moore, Jim Witkowski of Goodyear and Christine Evola.

 

Depression glass is being exhibited in a case in City Hall’s lobby thanks to the Three Rivers Historical Society. This clear or colored translucent glassware was distributed free or at low cost in the U.S. around the time of the Great Depression. Major food manufacturers put a piece of glassware in boxes of food as an incentive to purchase. Movie theaters and businesses also handed out a piece simply for coming in the door. Although of marginal quality, Depression glass has been highly collectible since the early 1960s. Scarce pieces may sell for several hundred dollars.

 

These exhibitions are part of the “Art in Civic Spaces” program which enhances Goodyear municipal facilities and gives artists opportunities to show their work in a public venue.

 

 

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City of Goodyear • 190 N. Litchfield Road • Goodyear AZ 85338 • Phone 623-932-3910 • Toll-Free 1-800-872-1749