UrbanGlass, which re-opened its doors on Fulton Street to some fanfare last month, is letting no grass grow under its feet. One of the newer players in the Downtown Brooklyn Cultural District is asserting its presence with conviction as it presents The Act of the Table, a mixed-media performance by The Burnt Asphalt Family, on Saturday, November 16th at 8 p.m. Already sold out, the highly anticipated event demonstrates how food prep can become spectacle. Burnt Asphalt will combine hot glass, baking, sautés, flambés, appetizers, and desserts in a visual and sensual feast for audience members to partake of.
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On Saturday night Brooklyn’s UrbanGlass glass-making studio hosted “The Act of the Table,” the latest performance by the glass-blowing collective the Burnt Asphalt Family, in which its 40+ members created glass sculptures while preparing a meal for the audience of about 100. From cooking pork on hot plates of molten glass (above) to roasting sausage links by passing them through a just-blown tube of piping hot glass, the event combined the extreme kitchen feats of an over-the-top cooking show with the expert choreography of a packed yet perfectly coordinated studio.
UrbanGlass, New York City’s only organization devoted to glass as a creative medium, will launch fall programs in its expanded location within the former Strand Theatre at 647 Fulton Street on October 3. The two-year, $35 million City-funded renovation project, which also includes the BRIC Arts | Media House, will serve as a destination for artists from around the world to create in glass, as well as being a venue for art and design enthusiasts to see cutting-edge new work.
647 Fulton Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 Tel: 718.625.3685 Fax: 718.625.3889 urbanglass.org Media Contact: Becki Melchione 718.625.3685 ext 210 / email@example.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE UrbanGlass and BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn in the former Strand Theater Receive Award from the Public Design Commission The façade design for the former Strand Theater building which houses UrbanGlass and BRIC Arts | Media | Bklyn (BRIC), was recognized Wednesday night at the 28th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design by Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg and the Public Design Commission of the City of New York. The awards recognize outstanding public projects that. . .
In the stainless steel and concrete confines of Urban Glass in Brooklyn, New York, two glassmakers - a teacher and his student - plotted their session. Isaac Tecosky, the teacher, sketched in chalk on the floor. He drew an outline of a rod holding the base of a pot, and strands of fiery hot glass. “Bit by bit, we’re going to build something,” he said. He reassured his student, Sara Hingley: “We’re more interested in the process than the product.” Hingley, a 21-year-old New York University student, has come here every Sunday. . .