Neon: The History, Science, and Art

Joe Upham

What is neon? Where did this form of signage come from? Why does the phenomenon of neon light require glass and electricity? What else is it used for?

This evening lecture and demonstration with the Brooklyn Brainery will cover the origins, technical information, and artistic invention of neon. Participants will learn about how neon was developed, how different colors are derived, the use of electrodes, and how artists are using this dynamic process today. A demonstration in neon techniques will cover both traditional bends and more experimental forms.

Register through the Brooklyn Brainery

Class Schedule
  • June 8th, 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Joe Upham

Joe Upham, one of the original founders of New York Experimental Glass Works (now UrbanGlass), created the NYEGW Neon Program in 1979.

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