Exhibitions & Programming

Currently On View in the Agnes Varis Art Center


  • May 23rd – July 28th, 2018

Curated by Bridget Donlon. Featuring work by: Rowena Harris, Jim Hodges, Cara Lynch, Esther Ruiz, Patrice Renee Washington and Kate Shepherd

Opening reception: Wednesday, May 23, 6-8pm

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  • June 20th – August 6th, 2018

Courtney McCloskey's Planters Trade is a showcase and installation of glass and ceramic planters. We invite you to trade a planter of your own creation with other artists in the community. Planter for a planter. Opening Reception: Saturday, June 23, 4 - 6pm

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  • July 10th – September 4th, 2018

Take care of your body and mind with our free, weekly yoga class! Join us mornings in the UrbanGlass classroom with instructor Amy di Giacomo. 

Yoga will be from 8:15 -9:15am Tuesday mornings

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  • July 18th, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

In conjunction with the Alchemy exhibition at BRIC, this panel discussion between exhibition artist and current UrbanGlass studio resident Anna Riley, art historian Ana Matisse Donefer-Hickie of the Making & Knowing Project, poet Leonard Nalenz of Project 404, and D. Graham Burnett of The Order of the Third Bird, to discuss new and innovative ways of experiencing/producing knowledge. The panel will be moderated by the visual artist Caroline Woolard.

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  • September 12th – November 3rd, 2018

Curated by Elizabeth Essner

New York-based artist Shari Mendelson interprets ancient glass using the most modern of materials: throwaway plastic bottles.  The artist’s vessel and animal forms are glasslike inventions, but they hew close to their early antecedents—a result of Mendelson’s deep fascination and careful study of the field.  Glasslike, a solo exhibition, will explore the artist’s current body of work in context with its key source, ancient glass.

Opening Reception: September 12, 6-8pm

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