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Summer of Love Ornament - Hand Blown Glass

SKU
9-08281

The year 1967 started with a Human Be-In on January 4th, a gathering of the counter culture tribes in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.  The event took its name from combining humanist values and the multiple Sit-In protests that had been occurring throughout the country.  A growing spirit resulting from the Human Be-In would emerge from the famous phrase introduced there by American Psychologist Timothy Leary:  “Turn on, tune in, drop out”.   And just like that, the Utopian vision beckoned college and high school students alike to San Francisco from all over the country and beyond — and they began streaming in during Spring break.

On the calendar for June 16 – 18th, the city would host the 3-day Monterey International Pop Festival, the first of its kind. When the city began to get cold feet with the prospects of more “hippies” inundating their city, Festival promoter John Phillips, of The Mamas & The Papas, and Scott McKenzie decided to release a song to promote the Festival and champion the "flower children".  On May 13th 1967 the song "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" was released and the city’s fate was sealed.  Before the Summer was over, an eclectic group of as many as 100,000 young people had gathered together in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in search of the utopian dream.

The social phenomenon known as the Summer of Love ultimately proved to be unsustainable. But the ideas and concepts of peace, compassion, awareness, love, the environment, and unity for all mankind were elevated to the mainstream of conciousness.  The summer ended with many of the participants re-engaging with the norms of society and returning to school and others by entering the workforce but now, with the knowledge of what was possible and that the hopeful aspirations were worth striving for.

Recall the events of the Summer of Love and add this ornament to your collection. It is also ideally suited as a gift commemorating the ideals of the summer of 1967.

Each Glass Eye Ornament is an individual piece of art, handmade by artisans skillfully working molten glass into keepsakes that will be enjoyed for years to come. All ornaments come with an Artist Profile card celebrating Glass Eye Studio's handcrafted artisan approach, and include ash from the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.

Approximately 3" in diameter
Plus (1) Peace charm and (1) Flower charm

Includes (1) Navy Keepsake Box FREE with every ornament, a $6.00 Value!

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$35.00

The year 1967 started with a Human Be-In on January 4th, a gathering of the counter culture tribes in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park.  The event took its name from combining humanist values and the multiple Sit-In protests that had been occurring throughout the country.  A growing spirit resulting from the Human Be-In would emerge from the famous phrase introduced there by American Psychologist Timothy Leary:  “Turn on, tune in, drop out”.   And just like that, the Utopian vision beckoned college and high school students alike to San Francisco from all over the country and beyond — and they began streaming in during Spring break.

On the calendar for June 16 – 18th, the city would host the 3-day Monterey International Pop Festival, the first of its kind. When the city began to get cold feet with the prospects of more “hippies” inundating their city, Festival promoter John Phillips, of The Mamas & The Papas, and Scott McKenzie decided to release a song to promote the Festival and champion the "flower children".  On May 13th 1967 the song "San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Flowers in Your Hair)" was released and the city’s fate was sealed.  Before the Summer was over, an eclectic group of as many as 100,000 young people had gathered together in the Haight-Ashbury neighborhood in search of the utopian dream.

The social phenomenon known as the Summer of Love ultimately proved to be unsustainable. But the ideas and concepts of peace, compassion, awareness, love, the environment, and unity for all mankind were elevated to the mainstream of conciousness.  The summer ended with many of the participants re-engaging with the norms of society and returning to school and others by entering the workforce but now, with the knowledge of what was possible and that the hopeful aspirations were worth striving for.

Recall the events of the Summer of Love and add this ornament to your collection. It is also ideally suited as a gift commemorating the ideals of the summer of 1967.

Each Glass Eye Ornament is an individual piece of art, handmade by artisans skillfully working molten glass into keepsakes that will be enjoyed for years to come. All ornaments come with an Artist Profile card celebrating Glass Eye Studio's handcrafted artisan approach, and include ash from the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980.

Approximately 3" in diameter
Plus (1) Peace charm and (1) Flower charm

Includes (1) Navy Keepsake Box FREE with every ornament, a $6.00 Value!

About The Maker

About Glass Eye Studio

(Seattle, Washington)

Glass Eye Studio was founded in 1978 with the mission to provide young glass artists the opportunity to make a living while they develop their artistic voice. Today, Glass Eye has multiple aspiring artists who work in conjunction with the core team of talented glass blowers who make the company strong.

Everything sold by Glass Eye Studio is made by hand in the Ballard neighborhood of Seattle. Because each item is produced individually, there can be slight differences among pieces, giving each its own artisian character.  Each piece that Glass Eye produces includes fragments from Mt. St. Helens 1980 eruption!

So many prominent glass blowers have spent time at Glass Eye Studio, that local artists like to say "All roads lead to "The Eye".

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