Friday, January 2, 2009

Pittsburgh Glass Center News 2009

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PGC News & Events
January 2009
----------------------------------------------------------------------Summer is Here! Get Out Your Pipes & Punties
We have an unbelievable lineup of instructors scheduled for summer 2009 including a few familiar faces like Robert Mickelsen, Katherine Gray, Nancy Callan and Richard Royal, plus new talented artists such as Jesse Kohl, Jacqueline Knight and Raven Skyriver! The catalog is on it's way, but you can get details online for some really interesting classes such as:
Don't Eat Off Mud! with Jacqueline Knight
Twofa with Katherine Gray & Nancy Callan
Smooth Transitions Between Disciplines (the best of casting, fusing, hot and cold) with Jonathan Schmuck and Gail Stouffer
Monkey See, Monkey Do with Chris McElroy
Text and Imagery in Glass with Susan Taylor Glasgow
Honeycomb Mold with Helen Stokes

Click here to see all summer classes
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----------------------------------------------------------------------Free Family Fun Day on Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Join us for family fun with glass on Monday, January 19 from 10am - 4pm. We will feature glassblowing and flameworking demonstrations throughout the day. Plus, you will have an opportunity to make beads ($15) and sand blasted cups ($5).The event is free and open to the public!
----------------------------------------------------------------------Winter Workshops Begin January 15
Sign up for winter workshops and classes today. The first workshops begin in January including one-day fusing, glassblowing, flameworking, stained glass (NEW!) and glass weaves (NEW) workshops and two-hour options for marbles (NEW!), mosaic (NEW!), beads, floats and more!
Eight-week classes begin in Februray, but don't wait to register. If we don't get a minimum enrollment, we'll begin to cancel classes.
See all Winter/Spring Classes & Workshops here
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----------------------------------------------------------------------NEW! Make-It-Now Glass Pass Still Available
New for 2009 you can purchase a Glass Pass that let's you choose any four Make-It-Now options in 2009 for only $85. Select from ornaments, beads, paperweights, flowers and more. The first Make-It-Now in 2009 is January 19 - bead making.
Purchase the pass for yourself or a friend by calling 412-365-2145 ext. 201.
Look here to see all Make-It-Now opportunities for 2009!
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----------------------------------------------------------------------High School Scholarship Applications Due January 23
PGC offers 10-week and weekend workshops for high school students that are especially designed to fit into a busy teen's schedule. Classes begin in February. A limited number of scholarships are available for the 10-week classes. The applications are due January 23. Get scholarship application details here.
See high school classes and workshops here
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----------------------------------------------------------------------Sculpting Light on Stanwix Deadline: Jan. 30
Glass artists are invited to submit proposals to design and construct a permanent glass lighting installation for the lobby of 11 Stanwix Street, a historic 1960s-era high-modernist office tower in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The winning entry will receive up to $75,000 to complete the comissioned work. The competition is sponsored by RexxHall Realty, LLC working in partnership with EDGE Studio and Pittsburgh Glass Center. The deadline to apply is January 30, 2009.
Get details
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==============================================PGC will be closed for the holidays:
Dec. 21 - Jan. 5
Pittsburgh Glass Center is a nonprofit, public access glass studio and gallery dedicated to teaching, creating and promoting glass art. Visit our facility located in Pittsburgh's East End at 5472 Penn Avenue, two blocks west of the Penn & Negley Avenue intersection or visit us online at


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