Thursday, January 5, 2017

Mosaic marauder makes memorable mascot!

A mosaic pirate head has become the mascot of the 2017 Festival of Glass Treasure Hunt.
From marauder to mascot!

The head was created by Festival of Glass committee member Diane Schofield, who heads the team running the 2017 Treasure Hunt.

 “People don’t always associate glass with mosaics”, said Diane. “Perhaps this is because the little tiles (‘tesserae’) used to create mosaics can be of stone or marble, as well as glass. However, I created my pirate head using glass tiles exclusively.”

The Treasure Hunt was launched on 3 January and has attracted twenty eight business sponsors in Curlewis, Drysdale and Portarlington.

Mosaics will be among the many forms of glass art on display at the Festival of Glass Expo on 19 February at Christian College, Drysdale.

Featured Festival sponsor – Leura Park Estate (i)
1400 Portarlington Rd., Curlewis Vic. 3222               03 5253 3180
Open: 10.30am – 5.00pm Sunday to Thursday and all public holidays; open daily in January. Live music on Sundays. Bookings recommended.

The 2017 Festival of Glass committee is very grateful to Leura Park Estate for supporting the Festival’s Treasure Hunt (2 January to 18 February) and “Twilight Flames” event (18 February).

Established in 1995, the 150 acre Leura Park Estate includes 40 acres planted with premium, cool climate varietal vines, from which grapes are predominantly hand-picked. In the hands of winemaker Darren Burke, they yield the Estate’s renowned Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay wines, as well as Sparkling Shiraz, Sparkling Pinot Chardonnay and Sparkling Blanc de Blanc.

Owners David and Lyndsay Sharpe have designed menus to complement their wines, including stone-based pizzas, seasonal grazing platters (ideal for groups), steak sandwiches and salt & pepper calamari served with a Greek salad. Also on offer is exclusively roasted coffee and an extensive range of teas.

Featured Festival sponsor – Drysdale Health Group (i)
27-29 High Street, Drysdale 3222      5251 2958       
The 2017 Festival of Glass committee is very grateful to the Drysdale Health Group for supporting the Festival’s Treasure Hunt (2 January to 18 February).

Under the banner, “Proactive, Preventative and Professional”, the Drysdale Health Group offers a wide range of health-related services from its premises in central Drysdale.

The Group’s Physiotherapists diagnose and treat disorders of the body’s muscles and skeleton, specialising in spinal, sports and rehabilitation physiotherapy; its Exercise Physiologists offer exercise and lifestyle programs to maintain health and deal with chronic illness; while its Pilates specialists strengthen and enhance the body’s ‘core’ muscles to enhance movement and relieve pain.

The Group offers a ‘head to toe’ service; its Podiatrists diagnose, treat and manage disorders of the feet and lower legs as well as conditions that affect the feet, such as diabetes, arthritis and circulatory problems; while its Psychologists assist patients to resolve their current concerns and create a more rewarding life.

A range of ‘complementary medicines’ are also on offer. These include Acupuncture (treats pain, digestive or circulatory problems, fatigue or insomnia, and reactions to stress or hormonal changes), Myotherapy (remedial, sport or relaxation massage to loosen tight muscles) and Naturopathy (dietary and lifestyle changes, herbal medicine, vitamin/mineral therapy and homeopathy).

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