Exhibitions & Programming

Currently On View in the Agnes Varis Art Center

  • 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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  • November 16th, 3:00 – 6:00 pm

Since 1975, the American Craft Council has awarded the distinction of Fellow to artists and professionals in recognition of significant contributions made to the field of craft. Among this year’s honorees the Council is thrilled to welcome glass artists William Carlson and Judith Schaechter and curator of glass Tina Oldnow to the College of Fellows. Join the Council's new fellows in glass for a moderated discussion with Andrew Page, editor-in-chief of GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly.

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  • November 21st - January 10th, 2015

Inspired by Italo Calvino’s short stories, mythology, and current technological advances, Alli Hoag’s glass and mixed media exhibition, The Distance of the Moon, explores the need to reach for the far away and how to negotiate with bridging that space.


Opening reception: November 21, 6 - 9 pm

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  • November 21st, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

Manuel Gorkiewicz

UrbanGlass|ware is pleased to present a new edition by Austrian artist Manuel Gorkiewicz. Curated by Rome-based curatorial agency GoldenRuler, and hand blown by maestro Davide Fuin in Murano, the glasses and carafe are loosely based on a famous series by Adolf Loos for Lobmeyer. 

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