Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Monday, February 17, 2020

Garrison Art Center

Exceptional and exciting artwork has been coming through our doors. 
Just as important as our artist members, however, are the community members who also support and sustain Garrison Art Center through membership at all levels.
What started as a grass roots effort in 1964 by a group of local arts enthusiasts is now a center bustling on three levels, open seven days a week, with two professional galleries, four studio spaces and administrative offices. Member involvement helps us provide such a special and active place to the community. CLICK HERE to renew or join now.

Friday, February 7, 2020

Urban Glass / Valentine's Day

this  Valentine's Day! Give a friend or family member a free gift subscription when you sign up yourself. Get two for the price of one when you subscribe using the promo code VALENTINE'S DAY. Offer valid for new U.S. Subscribers only. Offer expires February 14, 2020.

This Valentine's Day enjoy a unique and memorable experience with the one you love! Sign up for Valentine's Day Glassblowing and/or Fires of Love - Valentine's Day Flameworking. Lessons are one-hour long, February 14, 7:00 - 10:00 PM. One ticket is good for up to two participants.

Thursday, February 6, 2020

Garrison Art Center / Winter is a wonderful time to #KeepMakingArt!

Join us for our popular Cabin Fever workshop series on Saturdays in February:
Coptic Bookbinding with Christina Di Marco February 8, 10am-1pm
Create Collagraphs with Elana Goren February 8, 2pm-5pm
Practice and Learn with your Camera with Lori Adams February 15, 10am-1pm
Suminagashi with Christina Di Marco February 15, 2pm-5pm
Shibori with Katrin Reifeiss February 29,
Florals with Soft Pastel with Linda Barboni February 29, 2pm-5pm
Looking for something fun for your kid to do while school is out?
Have them join us at the Art Center for our Winter Workshop for Kindergartners-8th graders
February 17 and/or 18, 10am-3pm 

Monday, February 3, 2020

Garrison Art Center

Winter Workshop for Kindergartners-8th graders February 17 and/or 18, 10am-3:00pm Students will spent the day (or two) with us exploring a variety of art-making methods and materials, including painting, block-printing, collage, drawing games, clay, pen and ink, and more! If you are signing up for both days, use promo code "snowday" for a $10 discount.

Thursday, January 30, 2020


After School Meltdown: Glassblowing for High Schoolers with Mia Sartori
Weekly Class | 6 Sessions: January 31 - March 13
Fridays, 4:00 - 7:00 PM

This six-week course is designed for the young creative looking to make work in a new and exciting medium. Spots are still available! 

selgasArt / Sobremanera

Wednesday, January 29, 2020


Stop by the UrbanGlass booth at the PS84 Camp Fair to catch up on all of our exciting upcoming youth programming. Saturday, February 1, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM in Williamsburg at PS84. Reserve your free tickets. 

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Garrison Art Center

Divergent Boundaries: Installation of digital works by Matt Frieburghaus 
Presence 2.0Works on Paper by Doug Navarra
The exhibitions will be in the Riverside Galleries from January 25 – March 1, 2020. 
Please join us for the opening reception on Saturday, January 25, 5-7pm.
Drift by Matt Frieburghaus

Divergent Boundaries is a multi-media exhibition that transforms Garrison Art Center’s Gillette Gallery into a vibrant space of sight and sound. Frieburghaus deftly combines audio recordings, single channel video, objects generated by 3-D printers and dramatic Icelandic projections; all exploring landscapes of ice, water, land, and sky as a response to sensory experiences. Specifically, this body of work focuses on the light, land, and sounds recorded during three trips that Frieburghaus made to Iceland between 2014 and 2018 and reflects his continued interest in Icelandic sub and low-Arctic landscapes. His interest in defining place is accomplished through the overlap of the various media creating a kind of “collage/montage” of imagery that expresses the uniqueness and rapidly changing glacial landscape of Iceland today. The work  captures both the visual and sensory magic of this space and
its fragility. Press Release

Untitled by Doug Navarra

Presence 2.0 is an exhibition of mixed media works combining gouache, pencil, and ink onto vintage papers that Navarra finds and uses as a substrate and starting point for his work. The paintings are intimate and detailed filled with images of a bygone era that interact with marks, colors and shapes introduced by Navarra as a kind of call and response creating an interactive dialogue. Through the use of various mediums and his rich vocabulary of mark making, Navarra reconstructs these old documents to reflect his own intentions and narrative. He is inspired by the potential found in objects from the past and in retrieving a piece of history and reconfiguring it. Navarra playfully explores color, shape, and pattern as he weaves in and out of the existing compositions to transform ideas from the past into relevant concerns of today. Press Release

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Garrison Art Center

On view from January 10 through 19, 2020

selgasArt / Sobrenatural


UrbanGlass is accepting proposals to showcase artwork in the UrbanGlass Window Gallery during 2020-2021. Submission deadline extended to January 22. Apply today!

The Bead Project is a scholarship program designed for creatively inclined, economically disadvantaged women. Over the course of ten classes at the UrbanGlass studios, students learn the art of glass beadmaking, simple jewelry fabrication techniques, and the entrepreneurial skills needed to develop a business plan. Spring semester applications due February 15. Learn more and apply at 

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

selgasArt / Sobreprotegido


Designing with Glass with Nicole Lahy
Week-long Intensive | 5 Sessions: January 21 - January 25
Tuesday - Saturday, 6 - 10 PM

Learn how to use the copper foil stained glass method to create contemporary and illusionistic imagery. Learn more and register today!

But I Don't Mind. is an installation of new works by Stephanie Sara Lifshutz that embodies her experience as a feminist Jewish woman navigating the neon studio industry. Join us for the opening reception and artist talk on Wednesday, January 15, from 5:45 - 8 PM.

Discover and celebrate the wonders of glass as a material that reflects, refracts, and completes the iconic architecture of New York City! Participate in hands-on activities for all ages and tour our incredible space. February 8, from 12 - 4 PM.