Thursday April 7, 2022 | by UrbanGlass Staff

April Studio Bulletin

Spring Cleaning
Hello UrbanGlass studio community! Spring is here and we are very excited for our first major in person event since the start of the pandemic. We are doubly excited that it's a fundraiser for the Bead Project! Mike Jess will lead the studio technicians in preparing the studio for this event but we are also counting on your help and participation!
  • Please help us by cleaning and organizing your locker and storage areas. Please complete this task before the 26th of April. We are asking you to:
    • Wipe down and dust all locker surfaces using a damp rag
    • Remove all storage from undesignated areas
    • Discard or recycle unwanted items
    • Organize !
    • Check in with a tech afterward to let them know you have completed the task.
  • On the week of Monday April 19th through the 24th please consider volunteering for a few  hours to help with the studio cleanup. Tasks will be assigned on an as needed basis and cleaning materials will be provided. More details to come!
Thank you and I hope to see you soon! -Best
James Corporan
UrbanGlass is Hiring!  UrbanGlass is in search of a Development and Special Projects ManagerLearn more about this new job opportunity here >>  UrbanGlass is in search of a Registrar, the Registrar is responsible for student and community member relationships, promotion of Education Department programming, and student needs. Learn more about this new job opportunity here >> 
UrbanGlass Open Call: 2023 Window Gallery Submission Deadline: May 15, 2022 The Window Gallery space consists of the western-facing windows in the Agnes Varis Art Center-- the triangular window space on the corner of Rockwell and Fulton and the large windows that are parallel to Rockwell Place. Learn more about submitting a proposal >> 
Ox-Bow: Glass Studio Manager The Glass Studio Manager at Ox-Bow oversees the technical and operational aspects of Ox-Bow’s glass studio, including day-to-day studio operations, and materials management for glass and sculpture classes and studio users.  Learn more about this job here >> 
Crit Night Want some feedback on your work? Fill out this brief form to sign up for Crit Night, and have other artists and community members discuss your newest project. 
More from our Community
Romina Gonzales:  The Return Visitor Center Gallery, 233 Liberty St, Newburgh, NY 12550 On view now through April 23rd A solo exhibition by Romina Gonzales, an artist renowned for her groundbreaking work in glass. Gonzales presents new sculptures inspired by the transformative healing properties of sulfur, copper and glass. Gonzales takes the viewer on a voyage of transformation through facilitating individual and collective healing and inciting self-reflection by re-contextualizing ancestral practices.
Check out demonstrations and lectures from Grace WhitesideJane BruceJames Akers, and other UrbanGlass artists at the Glass Art Society Conference.  Details here >>
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum wants to strengthen its relationships with Latinx designers in the NYC tri-state area. If you are a Latinx designer and have a few minutes, please fill out this survey.
Laurie Cumbo has been appointed the new commissioner of the Department of Cultural Affairs, the city agency dedicated to supporting arts & cultural life in NYC. Learn more here >>

Upcoming Closures 
April 27 UrbanGlass Studio will be closed on Wednesday, April 27 in preparation for our Benefit Celebration in support of the Bead Project. Learn more about this event >>  The studio reopens at 1:00pm on April 28.