2010 Exhibitions


fumino hora: The way of samsara 

November 5, 2010 - January 24, 2011

Fumino Hora awakens the senses with her new exhibition "The Way of Saṃsāra." Hora's multi-media installation combined glass, paper, photography and video. 


Hot Stuff

john miller: hot stuff

July 2 - September 26, 2010

"Hot Stuff" featured John Miller's Claes Oldenburg-like, over-sized goblets and glassware including martini and daiquiri glasses – some holding as much as five gallons – and some super-sized fast food from his “Blue Plate Special” series. Newer work, which he made during a residency at PGC, included keys and fobs for a really big car that Miller says was inspired by his grandmother’s Datsun. 



From the Earth to the Fire and Back

March 5 - June 13, 2010

Using their hands and three basic elements — sand, soda and flux — 28 local artists create, advocate and comment on the current state of the earth in this juried exhibition. The exhibition coincides with Pittsburgh's designation as the North American host city for the United Nations World Environment Day.

Twenty-eight local artists are represented in the exhibition: 

  • Hunter Blackwell 
  • Sean Broderick 
  • Chris Clarke
  • Theresa Cress
  • Daviea Davis
  • Brian Engel
  • Melissa Fitzgerald
  • Jason Forck
  • Gayle Forman 
  • Everett Hirche
  • Chris Hofmann
  • Leslie Kaplan
  • Adam Kenney
  • Ed King
  • Samantha Laffey
  • Joe Lappa
  • Zachary Layhew 
  • Dan LeDonne
  • Michael Mangiafico
  • Heather McElwee
  • Ashley McFarland
  • Kathleen Mulcahy
  • Carley Jean Parrish
  • Jeff Phelps
  • Elizabeth Potenza
  • Heather Joy Puskarich
  • Jessica Rutherford
  • Rebecca Smith



Nathan J. Shaulis: Behind the Lens

February 5 - 28, 2010

Pittsburgh Glass Center's first photography exhibition featuring over 75 photographs of PGC taken by Nathan J. Shaulis since 2005.