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Tuesday March 9, 2021 | by UrbanGlass Staff

February 2021 Studio Bulletin

We're Hiring!
Deputy Director

As a member of UrbanGlass’ Leadership Team, the Deputy Director is critical in overall strategic planning, operational oversight, and management of the physical plant. Reporting to the Executive Director, this is a new full-time, onsite position. Learn more and apply here. 

Classes
UGH! Hot Popping & Coldworking  with Andrew Hughes  1 Session: March 3 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.  

 

From Egypt to Now (A Brief History of Glass)  with Jane Bruce  6 Sessions: March 6 - April 10  Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Instagram  with Kelsie McNair  2 Sessions: March 11 - March 18  Thursdays, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Free Programs
In Conversation with Joanne Russ and Emily Fellmer of The Neon Museum, Las Vegas February 26, 5:00 - 6:00 p.m.  Join us on Zoom for a conversation with the women steering Collections and Arts Programs at one of the only museums in the US focusing on the medium and art of neon. RSVP here
Opportunities 
The Art Prospect Network Residencies Deadline March 1 A new transnational exchange opportunity for US artists and curators, focusing on exchange and collaboration in the field of socially engaged art and/or public art. More info, guidelines and application here.
Residency Unlimited - Open Call for the 2021 NYC-Based Artist Residency Program Deadline March 1 Residency Unlimited (RU) invites visual artists who identify as Black to apply for a three-month residency from April 5 - July 2, 2021. RU welcomes applications from NYC-based visual artists who work across media, and whose practices are research-based and geared towards filling in gaps in historical knowledge. Apply here. 
NACF -  Shift Program Open Call Deadline March 16 NACF is now accepting Letters of Interest for the SHIFT–Transformative Change and Indigenous Arts program. SHIFT is a two-year award that includes financial resources, professional development, artist/stakeholder convening, cross-sector collaboration, evaluation, exhibiting and presenting opportunities for Native artists, cultural practitioners, and community partners. Learn more here. 
GAS VIRTUAL 2021 Get ready to travel the world – right from your own home! Explore how glass can build community all over the globe. Learn more and register here. 
Close Up Design Responding to the needs of an industry negatively impacted by the cancellation of major in-person trade shows, the International Contemporary Furniture Fair (ICFF) and WantedDesign Manhattan have developed a new platform of design showcase with CLOSEUP: a live trade event for product launches, trend forecasting, and virtual networking experiences, inspired by a TV show format. Learn more here. 
From Our Community
From the Inside Marcy Chevali  Aicon Contemporary Gallery On view now through March 6 Marcy Chevali's collection of luminous glass sculptures reinterprets the tradition of repetition in womens' crafts as a method of shielding and empowering the transfixed self. Learn how to see the show in person or online here
GEEX Talk with Dr. Jane Cook Drawing on over twenty-five years of experience as a materials scientist and research engineer, Dr. Jane Cook discusses how her conceptual investigations relate to her art practice and involvement in the glass community.
Enjoy more from GEEX, including the GEEX Talks lecture series featuring outstanding artists within and beyond the field of glass. Learn about subscribtions to GEEX here
Free Tools and Supplies Artist Yidan Zeng is moving and giving away her art supplies and tools. Email yidan.zeng@gmail.com to arrange a pickup off the Fresh Pond Rd station on the M train until February 24th. View items available for free.   
Resources
A Safety Guide for Artists A Safety Guide for Artists explores topics such as defining and understanding risk, preparing for threats, fortifying digital safety, documenting persecution, finding assistance, and recovering from trauma. Learn more. 
Art & Society Census In this year of radical listening, Brooklyn Public Library & BPL Presents, in partnership with curator Laura Raicovich and Hyperallergic, wants to hear from you: What do you feel is most important in culture right now? Take the survey. 
Phased Distribution of the Vaccine Learn about New York's vaccine distribution phases, eligibility, and more here
Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet
AWARD: Amber Cowan named a 2021 USA Fellow, will receive $50,000 unrestricted award The fellowship recognizes artists from every media for their "bold artistic vision and their contributions to the field." Read more about this amazing achievement on the Glass Quarterly Hot Sheet