2023 Expo Logo Brewster International Kaleidoscope Expo
2023 Schedule

Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley
4500 Marriott Drive Raleigh, North Carolina, 27612
Thursday May 18th Sunday May 21st
Originally scheduled for May 2020 but postponed to 2023 due to COVID-19

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, May 18th, 2023

Sign-in and “at the door registration” 9am – 3pm Glenwood Ballroom Foyer
Artist showroom set-up 9am – 3pm Glenwood Ballroom
Lunch on your own If you have a class on Thursday, remember your class starts at noon
Class Kathleen Hunt “Ribbon Fantasy“ Noon — 4pm Magnolia
Class Peggy Kittelson – “A Playday with Peggy” Noon – 4pm Sycamore
Class Marc Tickle “Mesmer Rising” noon — 4pm Dogwood
Artist Meeting
Artist with sales room tables are asked to meet to discuss policies and procedures and ask questions
3pm – 4pm Glenwood ballroom
Retailer Only Showroom Session 1 hour

4pm – 6pm Glenwood ballroom
Collectors’ Reception – Hosted by Jim and Cindy Riedl
• A Beer and Wine Bar with Hors D’oeuvres will be provided for the Collectors Meeting
• Artists and retailers are invited to join as soon as the retailer session has concluded
4pm – 6pm Salon D

Friday, May 19th, 2023

Opening Meeting 9am – 9:20am Salon A-D
Kaleidoscope Unveiling 9:20am – Noon Salon A-D
Buffet Lunch “Southern Comfort” Noon – 1:00pm Salons E, F, G, & H
Showroom Open to BKS Members 1 — 5:30pm Glenwood Ballroom
Class Laura Wilde “Rainbow Mist” 1pm – 4:30pm Sycamore
Class Marc Tickle “Moulin Rouge” 1pm — 4:30pm Magnolia
Class Peggy Kittelson “A Playday with Peggy” 1pm – 4:30pm Dogwood
Dinner on your own evening

Saturday, May 20th, 2023

Breakfast “Sunrise Breakfast Buffet” 8:00am — 9:00 AM Salons E-H
Showroom Open to Public ($5 admission) Free to Expo Attendees 9:00am — 4:00 PM Glenwood ballroom
Class: Kathleen Hunt “Ribbon Fantasy” 9:30am – Noon Magnolia
Class: Steve Kittelson “Stressed Out” 9:30am – Noon Sycamore
Presentation: Doug Norman “Brewster’s World” 9:30am – Noon Salon D
Lunch on your own
Class: Marc Tickle “Phoenix Rising” 1pm – 4:30pm Dogwood
Class: Dan Land “Tesla Tessellation” 1pm – 4:30pm Magnolia
Class: Scott Cole “Necklace” scope 1pm – 4:30pm Sycamore
Presentation: Michael Lewitt “Working Safely” 1pm — 4:30 PM Salon A-D
EXPO Banquet “Fly Away With Me”
Join us Saturday Night, May 20th at the Brewster International Kaleidoscope EXPO for an evening of great food, music, and fun.

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

Beer and Wine open bar (6:00 – 8:00)
( Cash Bar for mixed drinks and spirits )
Dinner at 7 Featuring the “Crabtree” Buffet
Silent Auction during Banquet

6:00pm – 10:00pm Salons E, F, G, & H

Sunday, May 21st 2023

Breakfast “Executive Breakfast Buffet” 8:00am — 9:00 AM Salons E-H
Annual Meeting/People’s Choice Awards 11am – Noon Salon D
Panel Discussion: “Nuts & Bolts of Kaleidoscope Design & Construction”
Numerous artists will be making short presentations on the many skills related to designing and building of kaleidoscopes!
9:00am – 11:00am Salon D
Lunch on your own
Showroom Open to Public ($5 admission) Free to Expo Attendees Noon – 4pm Glenwood ballroom
Showroom clean-up and pack-up 4pm— 6pm

Last update 2023-05-15