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 The Agnes Varis Art Center and UrbanGlass|ware are open regular hours.

Press Coverage

Press coverage from November 30, 2017 by Margaret Carrigan for Observer - Link

At Brooklyn’s Urban Glass, Artists Smash Symbolic Ceilings

Ever since the phrase “glass ceiling” was coined in 1978 to describe the unseen barriers to professional and social mobility of women and minorities, many have tried their hand at smashing it.Perhaps that’s because we failed to remember that glass, despite its fragility, is incredibly malleable and can stretch, bend, and buckle before it ever breaks. This tension is precisely what Urban Glass’s current exhibition, “Glass Ceiling: Art of Resilience and Fragility,” on view through January 13, 2018, takes up. Ever since the phrase “glass ceiling” was coined in 1978 to describe the unseen barriers to professional and social mobility of women and minorities, many have tried their hand at smashing it.Perhaps that’s because we failed to remember that glass, despite its fragility, is incredibly malleable and can stretch, bend, and buckle before it ever breaks. This tension is precisely what Urban Glass’s current exhibition, “Glass Ceiling: Art of Resilience and Fragility,” on view through January 13, 2018, takes up.

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Press coverage from November 17, 2017 by Liz Clayman and Lindsay Morris for Edible Manhattan - Link

Our 2017 Holiday Guide

From a natural wine share to a handmade carbon-steel pie pan, here are treasures from some of the area’s best makers.

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Press coverage from November 15, 2017 by Wendy Su for Avenue Magazine - Link

Bergdorf’s Windows A Love Letter to NY

​This year, Bergdorf's Holiday windows express an appreciation for the arts, history, music, film and cultural highlights of the city.​ The theme of the decor is inspired by seven New York institutions: the American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Museum of the Moving Image, New York Botanical Garden, New York Philharmonic, New York Historical Society and UrbanGlass. ​

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Press coverage from October 17, 2017 by David Young for New York Cottages and Gardens Magazine

Earning Their Keep

Brooklyn glassblowing power couple, Adam Holtzinger and Susan Spiranovich, share their process, techniques and driving forces that Keep them motivated.

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Press coverage from October 1, 2017 by Liz Logan for American Craft Magazine - Link

Passing the Torch

​The Bead Project teaches women how to create over a flame, start a business, and focus their talents.

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Press coverage from August 24, 2017 by Laura Hoffmann for Artforum - Link

Suzanne McClelland

Suzanne McClelland’s exhibition “Just Left Feel Right” at the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Connecticut, is a survey that includes some of the artist’s recent forays into unfamiliar territory. Here, she discusses her glass piece Runners Up, 2014–16, in the context of her twenty-five years of painting. The show is on view through September 4, 2017.

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Press coverage from August 21, 2017 by Liz Logan for 1st Dibs - Introspective Magazine - Link

How One Workshop Became the East Coast Epicenter of Glass Art

The pioneering New York studio UrbanGlass — which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year — has served as an idea incubator and workshop for the likes of Robert Rauschenberg and Dale Chihuly. Today, it supports a thriving new generation of artists.

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