A Floating Glass Art Studio’s Fourth-Month Journey Around New York State
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A Floating Glass Art Studio’s Fourth-Month Journey Around New York State

A demonstration on the GlassBarge in Brooklyn Bridge Park (courtesy Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG)) For its launch this May in Brooklyn Bridge Park, the Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) GlassBarge artists made vases the color of New York City sunsets , and sculptures of the mules that once towed barges on the Erie Canal. When the GlassBarge traveled up the Hudson River to Yonkers, its artists collaborated with the Science Barge to celebrate the return of the sturgeon and eel to the estuary, and invited artist Christine Hiebert, who has an exhibition at the nearby Hudson River Museum , to come onboard for a collaboration. “The glass demonstrations are much more meaningful if they’re relating them to the context of where we are,” Rob Cassetti, senior director of creative strategy and audience engagement at CMoG and the coordinator of the GlassBarge project, told Hyperallergic. Over four months, the 30′ by 80′ floating glass studio will visit 29 of New York’s waterfront communities, offering free glassblowing demonstrations at each stop. Visitors will see a glass piece made from start to finish, as molten material is expertly shaped into vessels and art objects. Route of the GlassBarge (courtesy Corning Museum […]

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