Issue 136 | Fall

Editor's Letter

by Andrew Page


After 16 years as president of the The Corning Museum of Glass, Marie McKee to retire at end of 2014; Ginny Ruffner honors the late Mary Shirley with memorial bench at the Seattle Art Museum's sculpture park; Caroline Ouelette mines snensory aspects of memory in new exhibiiton; the Chrysler Museum of Art has a new director; North Lands Creative Glass expands its campus; The Corning Museum pushes back the opening date for its new contemporary wing; Glass roots promotes its interim director and launces a new scientific glass apprenticeship; Kim Harty to lead the glass program at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit; the Academy at Bild-Werk Frauneau to hold a fundraiser auction.


Dale Chihuly and Seaver Leslie at The Coach House, Dublin Castle, Dublin, Ireland; April Surgent at Heller Gallery, New York City; Masami Koda at Traver Gallery, Seattle; group exhibition at Friedman Benda, New York City; Thaddeus Wolfe at Volume Gallery, Chicago; Tinna Porsteinsdottir at S12, Bergen Norway; and Dafna Kaffeman and Silvia Levenson at the David Owsley Museum of Art, Ball State Univessity, Muncie Indiana.

UrbanGlass News

Our thanks for your support of GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly, and a gallery of images from Joanna Manousis' "The Dominant Sophia" at the UrbanGlass Agnes Art Center from June 11 to July 26, 2014.


by Anna Rogulina

Opening a "window to a view": A curator's love letter to glass


Burning Embers

by Paul J. Stankard

Joyce J. Scott's work, as fearless as its creator, offers and unflinching comentary on insjustice, violence, and race

At the Top of the Hill

by Katherine Gray

A two-decades-old experiment in using glass to reach at-risk kids in Tacoma, Washington, proves that art can change lives

Remaking a Museum

by James Baker

Armed with impressive credentials as a critic, new director Glenn Adamson refocuses the Museum of Arts and Design squarely on the makers

This is Not a Pipe

by Susie J. Silbert

As marijuana legalization gains momentum, pipe makers come out of hte shadows with work that demands to be seen in a new context.

Glass: The UrbanGlass Quarterly, a glossy art magazine published four times a year by UrbanGlass has provided a critical context to the most important artwork being done in the medium of glass for more than 40 years.