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Glassblowing Artist Celebrates World Ocean Day, June 8

San Diego hot glass and mixed media artist James Stone hosts a special art show and reception for World Oceans Day, Wednesday, June 8 from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. The event will benefit San Diego Coastkeeper, who will be on hand to share information on how to protect and restore fishable, swimmable and drinkable waters in San Diego County.

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Stone and team will demo both hot glass and sculpture on the torch throughout the evening, while ocean-related work will be on display throughout the gallery, including a retrospective of Stone’s sea life.

Through the event, Stone and Glass is also hosting a Children’s Ocean Art Contest (deadline May 15, 2016), where kids 12-years old and younger were asked to send in ideas for “something in or about the ocean that you would like to see made in glass.” Of the designs submitted, one will be chosen and made in to glass by Stone.

World Oceans Day is a global day of ocean celebration and collaboration for a better future. People all over the blue planet this year will celebrate under the theme of “Healthy oceans, healthy planet.”

Organizations and individuals along with Stone & Glass are promoting prevention of plastic ocean pollution with events in their communities, special announcements and everything in between.

The international event was launched in 2003 and has been growing since. The United Nations officially recognized June 8 as World Oceans Day in 2008.

Event organizers are requested a $5 donation, per person. To make a reservation, visit this link.

Stone and Glass is located in Escondido, 1285 Simpson Way (92029). For more about Stone & Glass events, classes and art, call (760) 294-7447 or visit www.stoneandglass.com.

The Stone and Glass gallery is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1:00 to 6:00 p.m. and Sundays through Wednesdays by appointment. All classes are by reservation. And, tours and demonstrations are by appointment. For more information, visit www.stoneandglass.com.