Exhibitions & Programming

Currently On View in the Agnes Varis Art Center


  • March 27th - May 17th, 2014

UrbanGlass is pleased to present the work of artists Romina Gonzales and Edison Zapata. This show will coincide with the first Spring season the studio is open to the public after 2 years of major renovations. These two artists are presenting their work and ideas as OFFCENTRE, a new design collective, that takes advantage of situations that can be seen as mistakes and exploits them to create a distinctive visual language.

Opening Reception: March 27, 6-9pm

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  • April 2nd - May 31st, 2014

Illuminate: Design in Light looks at the many ways in which New York City designers use glass in their lighting. In these pieces, glass is an essential component of the design: creating form in curves and angles; modulating and reflecting light; and referencing its history as an agent of illumination, from Venetian chandeliers to neon signs.

Opening Reception: April 2, 6-8pm

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  • May 3rd, 10:00 – 1:00 pm

Join us to watch the legendary glass artist Lino Tagliapietra create work in UrbanGlass' new studios. With his team of world-class assistants Tagliapietra will make his newest creation for our live audience.

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  • May 3rd, 12:00 – 5:00 pm

Join us for the first Mayday Jewelry Sale! Meet local artists working in glass, and shop to support these artists and UrbanGlass' Bead Project, a scholarship program for low-income women that teaches bead making and entrepreneurial skills.

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  • May 3rd, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Celebrate the 80th birthday of maestro Lino Tagliapietra!

On May 3, from 10 am to 1 pm, Lino Tagliapietra will demonstrate his mastery of the material in the UrbanGlass studios. That evening, from 7 to 9 pm Lino will return for a birthday cocktail party. Join us to toast this incredible artist and support UrbanGlass’ commitment to the next generation of great artists.

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  • June 11th - July 26th, 2014

For the exhibition The Dominant Sophia, British artist Joanna Manousis has created a series of sculptural objects and wall mounted installations that function as metaphors for the human condition. Central to the exhibition is a three-dimensional ‘rose window,’ reminiscent of the round church windows of 17th Century France. Comprised of individually cast forms in clear lead crystal, each segment within the multi-faceted installation contains the recessed detail of forms taken from nature.

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  • September 3rd - November 8th, 2014

In the exhibition Anders Ruhwald: One Thing Follows Another (And You Make It Happen), the artist, who is artist-in-residence and head of Ceramics at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, explores form, materiality, and perception through a series of installations that compare and contrast one design rendered in three diverse media: ceramics, wood, and glass.

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