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UrbanGlass is rebuilding and expanding its historic facility located in the Strand Theatre building in Brooklyn. The first floor of the building will house a gallery, a larger retail space and a walk-in glassworkshop for the general public. The expansion will bring the total space to 20,000 square feet. The possibility of a visible street level presence will greatly enhance public accessibility. They will utilize green technologies, as well as expand its programs. The project will be undertaken with the collaboration of the city of New York and the downtown Brooklyn Partnership. UrbanGlass director Dawn Bennett states, “ To invest in UrbanGlass is to invest in the future of contemporary glass field and ensure that there will be great artists and great art for generation to come.”

Pilchuck Glass School co-founder Dale Chihuly and his wife, Leslie Jackson Chihuly, have agreed to serve as honorary co-chairs for the schools 30th Annual Auction on October 30 in Seattle. As the school’s first artistic director, Chiihuly devised the initial creative path of the school as an atelier of artists teaching artists. As Pilchuck evolved from a temporary summer conference to an established non-profit art school, his initial creative vision has remained a touchstone of the school’s mission. He considers Pilchuck to be one of his greatest achievements, and is a consummate ambassador of the school.



Spotlight on David Reekie

David Reekie one of Britain's leading glass artists will be exhibiting new work in France this summer at Verriales 2008. Other artist on display include Ann Wolff ( Sweden), Antoine Leperlier (France), Daniel Clayman (USA), Colin Reid (UK). The themed annual exhibition, Light, A Source of Life in 2008, sets a challenge and new horizons' for participating artists. “I am always on the look out for analogies and metaphors in my work, so based on this years theme, I decided to take the relationship between the sun and the moon as a starting point and to see where this led me. I considered their relationship, the sun as the all powerful being, bringing light and life to our planet, the source of early religions and generally considered to be a good thing and in contrast the moon, always in the shadow of the sun, having dark connotations to do with madness and nefarious activities at the dead of night is seen as not such a good thing. In fact they both have an important role in our lives. As such this relationship brought me to think about envy and how we desire the power and wealth of others, often in an irrational way. We all have our part to play in life and we can do little about our differences, as such envy can become a futile occupation which wastes and occupies much of our time.” The work he created is titled Envy of Others I and II.

Pilchuck Glass School co-founder Dale Chihuly and his wife, Leslie Jackson Chihuly, have agreed to serve as honorary co-chairs for the schools 30th Annual Auction on October 30 in Seattle. As the school’s first artistic director, Chiihuly devised the initial creative path of the school as an atelier of artists teaching artists. As Pilchuck evolved from a temporary summer conference to an established non-profit art school, his initial creative vision has remained a touchstone of the school’s mission. He considers Pilchuck to be one of his greatest achievements, and is a consummate ambassador of the school.