Pittsburgh Glass Center hosts Art on Fire benefit


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It was another blowout for the Pittsburgh Glass Center during its Art on Fire benefit Friday night. More than 450 guests, including some defectors from the symphony gala made their way to American Eagle Outfitters headquarters on the South Side for what has become a food fest surrounded by exquisite blown glass pieces. The party in the AEO cafeteria, which featured glass artist Nancy Callan and her work as well as a live and silent auction was chaired by Susan and Scott Portnoy. No one turned into a pumpkin at midnight but plenty of hand-blown glass pumpkins went out the door with guests as they bought them up after enjoying peanut butter and jelly, s'mores and caramel and pretzel milkshakes for dessert. Among the many were PGC founders Kathleen Mulcahy and Ron Desmett, PGC executive director Heather McElwee, Cary and Richard Reed, Teri and Damian Soffer, Laura and Bill Dawson, Larry Leahy and Sam Taylor.

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