UrbanSparkle, an exhibit organized by UrbanGlass, an arts nonprofit group in Brooklyn, highlights five female artists who have transformed the glass into wearable statement pieces. Their works will be on sale through Jan. 15. Only 20 shoppers are allowed in the space at one time.
“My first strong impression was when [the Storm King team] came to visit me at UrbanGlass, where I was casting the glass stones for my project. We had quite a deep conversation, but also it was kind and lively and fun, which has come to summarise how I feel about the Storm King in general—profound, kind, fun.
on saturday and sunday, october 17 and 18, 2020, new york’s citywide architectural festival will return with more than 150 ways to experience and explore the built environment. now in its 18th year, the open house new york weekend invites the public to explore the city and its architecture — from historic landmarks and modern skyscrapers to design studios and manufacturing spaces. this year, responding to COVID-19 guidelines, the 2020 edition is shifting from in-person site visits to a hybrid of virtual experiences and outdoor self-guided explorations.
The Brooklyn-based glass artist Andrew O. Hughes, 42, attributes contemporary interest in Murano to several factors: a bit of ceramic fatigue, a desire for the luminosity of glass in an era of pared-down interiors, an increasing openness to outsiders among the islands’ glassmakers.
In March, as New York City went into lockdown, the creative community working at UrbanGlass — a nonprofit organization that provides glassblowing studio space, exhibitions and classes for artists and designers in Downtown Brooklyn — faced an uncertain future.
Selects is an exhibition of singular works from independent designers, presented under the umbrella of the annual Offsite contemporary design showcase by New York design magazine Sight Unseen.
The Traipse pitcher was designed by Kalen Kaminski of New York brand Upstate and produced by Grace Whiteside in her UrbanGlass studio.