Tuesday, June 18, 2019


Save the date for the 2019 Robert M. Minkoff Foundation Academic Symposium at UrbanGlassOctober 24 through 26, 2019! "Issues in Glass Pedagogy: Criticism, Critique, and Critical Thinking," will examine the importance of constructive critical dialogue in the success of individual artists and the overall field. Learn more and purchase tickets here.   

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Garrison Art Center


There is still some space available for Summer ARTtots (ages 2-4) and in our Summer Art Institute (rising 9th-12th graders). Plus a new summer workshop series for teens and adults!

Friday, June 7, 2019


Garrison Art Center / Monthly Salons and Groups

YARN SALON Thursday, June 6, 5:00-7:00 pm Art Center Drawing Room, $5 Art Center members, $10 non-members
PLEIN AIR GROUP: Saturday, June 8  1:30-4:30 pm Glynwood Farms, no charge, experienced painters, no instruction. (Contact the Art Center to register)
PHOTOGRAPHY SALON: Wednesday, June 26, 7:00-9:00 pm  Art Center Drawing Room, $5 Art Center members, $10 non-members

Monday, June 3, 2019

GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly

The Summer 2019 edition of Glass: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly (#155) has arrived. Find it at newsstands or signup for a print or digital subscription.

Glass Quarterly is your passport to international exhibitions, studio visits, and more. You will not want to a miss a single issue, subscribe today

Included in this issue: 
  • Cover: Mary Van Cline: Portraits   
  • Master arranger Donald Lipski works hot
  • Former MIT glass printers launch a startup
  • An untrained artist bridges a raw racial divide

Saturday, May 25, 2019


A handful of our stunning centerpieces created by Alix Davis, Michiko Sakano and Romina Gonzales are still available. To get yours today please contact Rachel Feinberg, or 718-625-3685 x204.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

UrbanGlass / 2019 Gala & Auction

Thank you to all who helped to make UrbanGlass' 2019 Gala & Auction a smashing success. On Thursday, May 16, co-chairs Noah Harlan and Micol Ostow welcomed more than 250 of our friends, neighbors and supporters as we honored the accomplishments of Tauba AuerbachZesty Meyers + Evan Snyderman, and Keith Sonnier.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A week from Saturday!

May 11: The Riverside Art Auction
on Garrison's Landing

ABOUT THE ARTWORK To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of our Crafts Fair this summer, artist Chantelle Norton has created designs for our primary events, paying tribute to the iconic 1960s poster art of Milton Glaser.

Join us for this fun and festive day of art. Enjoy the beauty of the Hudson River and take home an original work of art capturing the view from that very day! Enjoy food, drink, martini bar and great company. As always, the talented Nicholas Lowry, president of Swann Galleries and appraiser on PBS's Antiques Roadshow, will serve as auctioneer. Once again this year, we will have an extra paddle raise at the end of the auction, so bring your "spare change" and generosity.
9:00 am - observe painters at various sites
3:30 pm - viewing & refreshments in galleries
5:00 pm - Live Auction on Garrison’s Landing

Silent Auction bidding through May 19

Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing, P.O. Box 4
Garrison, NY 10524


Saturday, April 27, 2019

UrbanGlass / A talk by August Muth

Join UrbanGlass for a talk by August Muth about his internationally recognized work with holograms in glass on
 May 3 from 6:30 - 7:30 pm.
For more than 30 years Muth has lectured and exhibited around the world exploring light through holography.

About the artist
For more than 30 years Muth has been an internationally exhibiting artist and a pioneer in the exploration of light through holography. His interest in light began at the age of 16 when he began making large water-filled glass prisms, which he used to refract prismatic light upon his family’s garage door. In 1973 he left Albuquerque to work as a jewelry maker in Aspen, Colorado, where he became captivated by the light of opals and diamonds. Upon returning to Albuquerque the following year, he began his studies in art and physics at the University of New Mexico, and later continued at the University of Houston, and the University of Texas at Austin.
Muth moved to New York City in 1978 to begin walking the path as an artist. In 1980 he began his holographic exploration at The Museum Of Holography in Soho under Fred Unterseher. He relocated to the Telluride, Colorado area in 1985 to build his first holographic studio, and spent the next 7 years honing his skills in the Denisyuk single-beam holography technique.  During this time his interest in the relationship between light, space, and time intensified, requiring a studio expansion.  In 1994 his studio was reimagined and constructed in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  

In Santa Fe the desire to produce larger holograms became a priority, and for the next several years he spent thousands of hours developing techniques in this quest. Trial and failure became a large part of his practice since large-scale single-beam holograms had never been produced by anyone previously.  After a pivotal insight which resulted in the discarding and total metamorphosis of previously learned processes, he was able to create holograms in a greater scale. Muth continues to produce works exploring the light-space-time continuum in his Santa fe, New Mexico studio.

Sunday, April 21, 2019

UrbanGlass / Summer 2019 Classes

Registration is now open for UrbanGlass' Summer 2019 classes, featuring more than 30 incredible workshops, including:

Weekend workshop Optical Sculptures and Holograms with Martina Mrongovius explores the magical interactions of light and glass.

Glassmaking, mixed media assembly, and installation come together with Simone Fezer in our week-long intensive, Make Do.  

Matteo Seguso's week-long Coldworking and Engraving Problem Solving considers working on all sides of an object in the coldshop.

Take advantage of our early registration 20% discount with code EARLY before Sunday, May 5.* Scholarships are also available - click here to learn how to apply.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Kathryn Markel Fine Arts

Coffee, Bagels & Conversation
Kathryn Markel Fine Arts
12- 2pm Saturday, April 13th

Please join Nancy Cohen and Susan English
at their exhibitions, ForceObservations from the Interior and Periphery

Short talks at 12:30pm

Above: Nancy Cohen Scrim, Diffusion, Fissue & Public Market.
Below: Susan English Shadow Light, Verge & Glance.

529 West 20th, Suite 6W
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212.366.5368

Saturday, April 6, 2019


Thanks to curators of "Selgas and the Escher Effect 1974-2018" (19) exhibit, Frankie Crescioni and Gustavo Valdés. My gratitude to sponsors 'ALAS' (The Association of Latin@s and Allies in Public Service), 'La Herencia Latina' and NYU, and Co-Presenters "CLACS' (Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies), Gallery Space at Wagner-NYU staff. The kind support of Rodriguez Calero, Daniel Veneciano and Benjamin Ortís&Victor Torchia Collection. 
So grateful for having the chance of meeting and talk about my art with friends and...'art lovers' in general. Thanks a lot!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Garrison Art Center / Call For Entry

Call for Artists and All: THINK SMALL!
Find that shoebox, clear out the Altoid tin, or build your own little container, and create a tiny world to be part of our Collaborative Immersive Art Experience in June. Deadline to apply is midnight, May 1st.
Please read the details in the prospectus below and click to apply. Family collaborations are welcomed. We look forward to looking into your little world!

Garrison Art Center
23 Garrison’s Landing, P.O. Box 4
Garrison, NY 10524

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Garrison Art Center / Frida Kahlo

Time to plan your weekend - the weekend of April 27, that is.
You may have heard rave reviews of the current exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum -
FRIDA KAHLO: Appearances Can Be Deceiving
Become one of the lucky ones to see this amazing show on a trip to the museum with the Garrison Art Center!  Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition, and ride to and from Brooklyn in comfort with food, drink, and community companionship!

Seats are limited. Click here for tickets 
The exhibition includes a collection of Kahlo's clothing and other personal possessions, which were rediscovered and inventoried in 2004 after being locked away since her death, in 1954. They are displayed alongside important paintings, drawings, and photographs from the celebrated Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art, as well as related historical film and ephemera. To highlight the collecting interests of Kahlo and her husband, muralist Diego Rivera, works from the Museum's extensive holdings of Mesoamerican art are also included.
Kahlo’s personal artifacts—which range from noteworthy examples of Kahlo’s Tehuana clothing, contemporary and pre-Colonial jewelry, and some of the many hand-painted corsets and prosthetics used by the artist during her lifetime—had been stored in the Casa Azul (Blue House), the longtime Mexico City home of Kahlo and Rivera, who had stipulated that their possessions not be disclosed until 15 years after Rivera’s death. The objects shed new light on how Kahlo crafted her appearance and shaped her personal and public identity to reflect her cultural heritage and political beliefs, while also addressing and incorporating her physical disabilities. 
There will be additional time before and after the tour to see other highlights of the museum's collection and special exhibits or to walk next door and enjoy the Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. (Details in ticket link above.)
We hope you will join us on this wonderful outing, which is also a fundraiser for
Garrison Art Center!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019


The Spring 2019 edition of GLASS: The UrbanGlass Art Quarterly (#154) is on its way to newsstands and subscriber mailboxes. Subscribe today so you don't miss a single issue! Print and digital subscriptions available! 
Included in this issue: 
  • Nancy Callan boldly pushes Muranese glassblowing technique into new aesthetic territory 
  • Philip Baldwin and Monica Guggisberg's cathedral intervention comments on the refugee crisis
  • Cobi Cockburn's lush panels are anything but flat white
  • The ravishing Blaschka Flowers at Harvard enthrall  
  • On the cover: A significant shift toward more introspective work by Dale Chihuly
All this plus three reviews, an essay on how glass studios are struggling with the absence of Spectrum's cullet, and the latest news from the field.

Friday, March 15, 2019


The coveted Crystal Tumblers by Vitreluxe Glass Works are back in stock! These hand blown glass cups are available in 10 playful colors, featured here are lilac and citrine.

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Garrison Art Center / Don Nice 1932-2019

Photo by John Jonas Gruen
Our week was made a little more grey upon learning of the passing of renowned American artist and friend of the Art Center, Don Nice. A resident of Garrison and Cold Spring, Don burst upon the scene in the early 1960’s when the Whitney Museum of American Art acquired his “American Series #5”. He was recognized as one of the innovative group of “new perceptual realists” who wanted to put content back into painting. Nice integrated a gestured technique gleaned from earlier expressionist and Abstract Expressionist painters with a realist focus and energy derived from Pop Art. Combining a naturalist’s interest in observation with an artist’s compulsion for artistic vision, Nice embraced aspects of popular culture and certain critical issues of our time. He painted classic American products like sneakers, candy wrappers and soda bottles with the same intensity he lavished on quintessential site-specific landscapes from the Hudson River Valley to the Sierra Nevada Mountains. In doing so Don created a distinctive vision of civilization’s detritus in league with cultural concerns for the environment. Nice studied art in Europe and earned an MFA at Yale, and then established himself in New York City before acquiring a house and studio overlooking the Hudson River. We were so fortunate to exhibit a solo show of Don's work back in August 2016. Don Nice ICON: 40 Years of Posters was curated by his manager and daughter, Leslie Nice-Heanue and featured a number of originals along with signed and unsigned fine art posters. Don's wife Sandra passed in 2017. We are so grateful for Don, Sandra, Leslie and Brian for their involvement in and artistic contributions to Garrison Art Center. Our thoughts are with Leslie and Brian during this difficult time.

American products and everyday objects.
Don Nice Art