Exhibitions & Programming

Currently On View in the Agnes Varis Art Center


  • March 29th - May 6th, 2017

Every two years UrbanGlass presents work by artists who have recently received their MFA. Proposals are submitted by artists from around the country and a jury selects 4 artists to present new bodies of work during the exhibition. 

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  • April 12th - May 26th, 2017

Light is intangible and invisible, but its effect on our lives is profound. Taguchi's interest in creating works with light is in experiencing the phenomenon of their visual qualities as well as in the creation of a relaxing and sublime space. Opening Reception April 12th 6-8pm.

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  • May 6th, 1:00 – 5:00 pm

Join us for UrbanGlass Open Studios, an opportunity to explore our spectacular-- and closed to the public-- 17,000 square foot facility, and watch artists work! Participate in hands-on activities for all ages, and tour our incredible studios, learning about glass and the ways it can be used.

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  • May 16th, 6:30 – 11:00 pm

Join us, along with Co-chairs Marjorie & Lawrence Pitterman and Glenn Adamson for our 2017 Gala & Auction, celebrating 40 years of UrbanGlass, honoring Katya & Douglas Heller and Thaddeus Wolfe.

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  • May 16th, 9:00 – 11:00 pm

Join us to celebrate 40 years of UrbanGlass at the 2017 Gala AfterParty! Enjoy desserts and drinks in our spectacular 17,000 square foot glassblowing studios in Downtown Brooklyn while enjoying Woman Up, conceived of by artist Deborah Czeresko and performed by a team of glass artists. This spectacular display of artistry and excitement is not to be missed!

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  • May 20th, 7:00 – 8:30 pm

In Bylta visual artist Alli Hoag and musician Tinna Thorsteinsdóttir collaborate in a performance in the glassblowing studio that asks the question “How can a musical performance create a physical residue?” “In what ways can we make glass and music collide?”

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  • May 24th - July 30th, 2017

Since 2013 Aaron Pexa has been making video works that are informed by his previous career in architecture and urban planning. Aaron Pexa: The Spoils of Annwn will present, for the first time, an multi-media installation inspired by “Preiddeu Annwn,” an epic poem found in the Book of Taliesen, one of the most famous Middle Welsh manuscripts. 

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  • November 8th - January 13th, 2018

Glass Ceiling brings together artists whose works articulate on challenges raised by gender and racial disparities. Opening reception: Wednesday, November 8 from 6-8.

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