Heads up. Oakland glass pipe art show “For Tobacco Use Only” opens for one day Oct. 8th, at a private home in Oakland. They’re taking submissions through Sept. 25, but the bar is set pretty high.
“It’s the cutting edge of glass art and hardly anyone has heard about it,” says a press release from show promoter “Ginger ELA”. “Fantastical figures sprouting curling horns, meticulously detailed color schemes, the elegant and the grotesque—these works represent the highest levels of glass mastery, although for their carefully placed holes they are persecuted as paraphernalia….As the lowbrow art movement gains momentum, the focus has been on cartoonists, graffiti and tattoo artists. The annual “For Tobacco Use Only” exhibition seeks to bring public recognition to the street art equivalent from the glass world.”
“For Tobacco Use Only” is Saturday, October 8, from 6 to 10 p.m. at 814 60th St. Oakland, California. Check out the web site for entry details. Pictures and video after the jump.