Wook Show 2018
One of the most highly renowned yet underground glass shows that seems to pop up in Denver around 4/20 every year has come and gone and it was nothing short of spectacular.
This 3rd (seemingly annual) Wook Show glass show was full of some of the most progressive functional glass art pieces ever created. With renowned glass artists' work featured there such as Buck, WJC, Joe Peters, Banjo, Quave amongst a plethora of other 'Glass All-Stars', calling the 2018 Wook Show impressive would be a major understatement.
Of course, the Wook Show would not have been a 'wook' show without it's usual shenanigans. Up until the day before the glass show, the official announcement had been that the show was cancelled. Originally planned to be held at the Cultivated Synergy center in Denver, the Wook Show was to feature the world's latest and greatest functional and non-functional glass art pieces along with being able to allow show attendees to medicate. The event was formally planned and tickets were being sold via Eventbrite.
With current city law, it is not possible for cannabis consumption in public spaces in Denver. Being held as a private event, Cultivated Synergy could still not obtain the correct permission from the city to allow consumption at the event.
Soon after, sponsoring glass studio Everdream Glass Studio officially announced the Wook Show had been cancelled about 2 weeks before the event, which was to be held April 20, 2018 via their Instagram page. The studio continued to reiterate this announcement up until the night of April 19, the night before the scheduled show. Contributing artists continued to show the pieces they were working on as they would describe their works-in-progress as pieces being created for the 'Cancelled Wook Show'.
As the time came closer for the scheduled show, various artists that were part of the show's featured lineup seemed to start dropping hints for the relocation of the scheduled Wook Show. It seemed if one of a few of the artists were direct messaged on Instagram, an address and time would be provided.
The Wook Show ended up going off without a hitch on April 20th at a new location and as mentioned before, did not fail to impress AT ALL.
AllGlass was able to attend the 2018 Wook Show and we photographed the most comprehensive set of featured pieces from the show.
This is the Wook Show 2018 Featured Glass Art Photo Gallery.