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Press coverage from May 8, 2019 by Rachel Bashein for New York Magazine

3 New York Design Happenings to Check Out This Week

​UrbanGlass Gala and Auction ​Since UrbanGlass was founded in 1977, artists like Robert Rauschenberg and Kiki Smith have leaned on it to undertake ambitious projects in glass and reach new heights. The experimental glass workshop will hold its annual gala and auction on Thursday, May 16, at its studio in Brooklyn. This year's event honors artists Tauba Auerbach and Keith Sonnier, as well as gallerists Zesty Meyers and Evan Snyderman.

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Press coverage from April 4, 2019 for ARTFORUM - Link

UrbanGlass Awards Visiting Artist and Designer Fellowships

UrbanGlass, the Brooklyn-based organization that aims to foster experimentation and advance the appreciation for glass as a creative medium, announced today that Dean Erdmann, Carly Mandel, and Tiffany Jaeyeon will receive Visiting Art Fellowships and Azusa Murakami and Alexander Groves of Studio Swine have been selected for its Visiting Designer Fellowships.

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Press coverage from February 7, 2019 by Pamela Wong for Bklyner - Link

Weekend Art Events: February 8-10

Happy Black History Month! There are a couple of events lined up this weekend to celebrate the annual observance of African-American history including the return of Myrtle Avenue’s Black Artstory Month and BAM’s Black Comix Expo. Check the Bklyner Calendar for more events happening around town or to list one of your own.

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Press coverage from January 16, 2019

Devin Mathis named Executive Director of UrbanGlass

BROOKLYN—January 16, 2019—UrbanGlass announces the appointment of Devin Mathis as its Executive Director, effective today. After a national search, the Board of Directors selected Mathis to lead the iconic organization, based in the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District. Mathis joins UrbanGlass from the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy in New York, where she was the Director of Programs, leading nearly five hundred cultural, recreational, and educational programs annually.

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Press coverage from December 17, 2018 by Megan N. Liberty for Hyperallergic - Link

Best of 2018: Our Top 15 Brooklyn Art Shows

​5. Pushing Buttons at Urban Glass Pushing Buttons, curated by Benjamin Wright at Urban Glass, explored our current state in the Anthropocene, taking into account humanity’s relationship to technology and nature...

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Press coverage from November 7, 2018 by Natalie Matthews Butcher for New York Times - Link

6 New York Jewelers to Know

The holidays are coming, and so-called engagement season is fast approaching. Little wonder, then, that jewelry is on the brain. For the city’s stellar local jewelers, of course, jewelry is top of mind year-round.

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Press coverage from October 17, 2018 by Anna Talley for Modern Magazine - Link

Shari Mendelson at UrbanGlass

At first glance, it’s surprisingly difficult to distinguish between what is ancient and what is modern in Shari Mendelson: Glasslike, curated by Elizabeth Essner, on view at UrbanGlass in downtown Brooklyn.

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