Friday, February 06, 2009

Uraban Glass Open House

Urban Glass is having an open house on Sunday. I wish I weren't going to be working all day because I would love to go and see their studio, which is located right here in Fort Greene. Here's the information from the Fort Greene Association's newsletter:
HEARTBURN OPEN HOUSE
February 8, 2009, 12PM - 5PM

Free tours and demonstrations begin at 12 noon, 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, and 4:00 pm. Each tour is limited to 25 people, please call ahead or arrive early.

Special workshops: Sandblast a vase or glass for that special someone ($15) or try glassblowing and make your own paperweight or cup ($50).

Featured demonstrations will be done by Moshe Bursuker as part of the special Blowing Big Intensive Class.

Reservations are required for most workshops, please call 718.625.3685 x 0 to inquire about workshop fees or requirements, or to make reservations.

UrbanGlass presents its Fourth Annual MFA exhibition featuring new work from four emerging artists, recent graduates of North American MFA Glass programs: Sungsoo Kim, Daniel Ostrov, Deborah Ruzinsky and David A. Schnuckle.
The exhibition provides an international showcase for new and noteworthy talent in the field of contemporary glass.

The four exhibiting artists were selected from applications submitted from around the country and Canada. One artist will be selected from the four finalists for a solo artist show in the Robert Lehman

Gallery at a later date. The chosen artist also receives an award of $1,500 in UrbanGlass studio credit to support the creation of new work for the solo exhibition.

Sungsoo Kim challenges viewers to rethink the value of everyday objects by recreating Styrofoam packing out of cast glass. Daniel Ostrov creates artwork to evoke universal memories buried within human consciousness. Deborah Ruzisky uses cast glass and mixed-media sculpture presented in the form of scaled iconic monuments, providing an ongoing commentary of "sugar-coated truths and the manipulation of desire and belief". David A. Schnuckle uses comic book imagery to reflect upon the presence of tragedy within the human experience.

MFA Exhibition 2009
January 30 -March 15, 2009
* Gallery hours: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm Tues-Fri, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Sat-Sun

The Robert Lehman Gallery @ UrbanGlass
647 Fulton St., 3rd Floor, Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, NY 11217
(Entrance 57 Rockwell Place

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