2021 Expo Logo Brewster International Kaleidoscope Expo

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
4500 Marriott Drive Raleigh, North Carolina, 27612
Postponed to May 20-23 2021

Schedule is subject to change. Check back for the latest information.
Full descriptions of classes can be found on the classes page. Note you must purchase an Expo ticket to access the Expo classes page.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Registration and sign-in 9am – 3pm Glenwood Ballroom Foyer
Artist showroom set-up 9am – 3pm Glenwood Ballroom
Demonstration Peggy Kittelson & Sherry Moser “Dames of Flame” 9am – 4pm Patio
Class Steve Kittelson – “Taking Off with Polarization” 9am – Noon Salon A
Class Sue Rioux “Choices“ noon—4pm Salon B
Class Marc Tickle “The Disco Dandelion” noon—4pm Salon C
Class Steve Kittelson – “Taking Off with Polarization” 1pm – 4pm Salon A
Artist Meeting
Artist with tables are asked to meet to discuss policies and procedures and ask questions
3pm – 4pm Glenwood ballroom
Retailer Only Showroom Session (two 90 minute sessions) 4pm – 7pm Glenwood ballroom
Collectors’ Reception – Hosted by 4pm – 6pm Salon D

Friday, June 12, 2020

Opening Meeting 9am – 9:20am Salon D
Unveiling 9:20am – Noon Salon D
Buffet Lunch Noon TBD
Showroom Open to BKS Members 1 — 5:30pm Glenwood Ballroom
Class Scott Cole “Necklace Scope” 1pm – 4:30pm Salon A
Class Koji Yamami “Star Lion” 1pm – 4:30pm Salon B
Class Marc Tickle “BKS Hourglass Grande” 1pm — 4:30pm Salon C
Class Sue Rioux – “Choices” 1pm — 4:30pm Dogwood
Special Program Dr Takaaki Sonoda and Barbara Heddon
Registration required – Sign up for this program on the classes page.
This is an opportunity to learn how to create a “Magic Cube“ a box form Kaleidoscope. The secondary focus of the workshop will be to discuss how participants can work with kids building this kaleidoscope in community workshops in their home area.
6:30pm – 8:30pm Dogwood

Dinner on your own

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Lunch on your own

Showroom Open to Public ($5 admission) Free to Expo Attendees 9:00am — 4:00 PM Glenwood ballroom
Class: Marc Tickle “The Paradox” 9am – Noon Salon A
Class: David Kalish “The Hypochondriac” or “The Doctor’s Delight” 9am – Noon Salon B
Class: Dan Land “Pocket Fireworks” 9am – Noon Salon C
Program: Michael Barndt “Outreach Project” 3:00 PM—4:30 PM Dogwood
Retrospective: Doug Norman – Two presentations
“Brewster in the Context of his time”
“Brewster’s Kaleidoscopes”
Please join Doug as he shares with you information he has uncovered about Sir David Brewster, a historical perspective of his time and how he came to invent the kaleidoscope.
9:30am – 12 noon Salon D
Class: Jon Green “Cadet Dichroic” 1pm – 4:30pm Salon A
Class: Carolyn Bennett “Whimsical Cosmic Cone” 1pm – 4:30pm Salon A
Demonstration: “Nuts & Bolts of Kaleidoscope Design & Construction”
Numerous artists will be making short presentations on the many skills related to designing and building of kaleidoscopes!
Color – Sue Rioux
Mirrors – Marc Tickle
Wet Cells – David Kalish
More to be added
Additional possible topics:
Dry cells
1pm — 4:30 PM Dogwood
EXPO Banquet “Fly Away With Me”
Join us Saturday Night, June 13th at the Brewster International Kaleidoscope EXPO for an evening of great food, music, and fun. Themed music, Buffet, party favors, and decorations will make this a night to remember!

Come dressed in your best southern or aeronautical attire. There will be a prize for the best representation of the party theme!

6:00pm – 10:00pm Crabtree Ballroom
Cocktails at 6 (cash bar)
Dinner at 7 Featuring the Crabtree Buffet
Silent Auction during Banquet

Sunday, June 14, 2020

Open Discussion:Outreach Meeting 9am – 10am Salon D
Annual Meeting/People’s Choice Awards 10am – 11:30am Salon D
Showroom Open to Public ($5 admission) Free to Expo Attendees Noon – 4pm Glenwood ballroom
Program: Michael Lewitt “Working Healthy”
Michael, a retired emergency room doctor, will address the many common health hazards that many of us may encounter and how to deal with them.
1pm – 2:30pm Dogwood
Program: A Panel Discussion – with Sue Rioux, Marc Tickle and Peggy Kittlelson “Making a Living as a Kaleidoscope Artist” 1pm – 4:30pm Salon D
Showroom clean-up and pack-up 4pm— 6pm

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Last update 2020-02-28