2013 Exhibitions

High School Reunion

sio2: High School REunion   

December 6, 2013 - January 26, 2014

It’s homecoming. Pittsburgh Glass Center celebrated the return of some of its former high school students with this first time exhibition. For the first time, all of the work on display in the Hodge Gallery was made solely by former students in PGC’s SiO2 high school program. Although several hundred students have participated in the program, these twelve young artists chose to pursue glass as a profession. 

Hunter Blackwell  SiO2 student: 2006-2010
Pittsburgh Creative and Performing Arts High School (CAPA) graduate  
Andrew Certo  SiO2 student: 2007-2008
Mt. Lebanon High School graduate 
Gayle Forman   SiO2 student:  2006-2010
CAPA graduate
Elizabeth Fortunato  SiO2 student: 2005-2006
Baldwin High School graduate 
Morgan Gilbreath  SiO2 student: 2007-2009
Winchester Thurston School graduate
Matthew Kolbrener  SiO2 student: 2007-2011
Fox Chapel Area High School graduate
Dana Laskowski  SiO2 student: 2006-2009
CAPA graduate 
Zach Layhew  SiO2 student: 2007-2010
Fox Chapel Area High School graduate 
Chris Ross SiO2 student: 2006-2009
CAPA graduate 
Maria Sartori  SiO2 student: 2009-2010
North Allegheny Senior High School graduate
Beyvan Schantz  SiO2 student: 2004
Schenley High School graduate
Connor Scott  SiO2 student: 2008-2010
Mars Area High School graduate




July 5 - November 17, 2013

Look closely. You may not be able to tell the difference between the real species and the glass replica in this first time exhibition. Coordinated by Robert Mickelsen, a Florida-based glass artist, “Lifeforms” was inspired by Rudolf and Leopold Blaschka’s glass biological models made in the 19th and 20th centuries for Harvard University’s museums. The PGC exhibition included contemporary flameworked models, cast impressions, blown renditions, and an actual fish cast in glass.

Only 50 works of art were selected for the exhibition out of 102 submissions received from the U.S., Scotland, Italy, Japan, Australia, England and Canada. 



Eunsuh choi: consciousness

February 1 - June 16, 2013

Korean-born Eunsuh Choi used flameworking techniques to create objects and installations composed of intricately fused glass threads. “Consciousness” included 15 original works of art ranging in complexity and size from a 10” x 10” x 10” cube to structures that were nearly three feet tall.