We can see clearly now as the glass panels are installed on the front of our expanded facility.
New high-efficiency glass donated by Vitro Architectural Glass and a $100,000 grant from The Helen Frankenthaler Foundation have made this important part of our expansion possible.
Multimedia sculptor Layo Bright has received the 2023 Ron Desmett Memorial Award for Imagination with Glass. She will receive a $2,500 cash award and time in PGC’s studios to create a new body of glass works that explore narratives and material cultures of the African diaspora and Black feminism.
Pittsburgh Glass Center and the Carnegie Mellon University Entertainment Technology Center (ETC) have launched the first virtual glassblowing experience. PGC worked with a team of ETC graduate students over 15 weeks to design a virtual experience that educates, engages, and inspires middle and high students about the glassmaking process.
Over 100 friends and glass art appreciators turned up to help us celebrate our groundbreaking on March 23.
This month a group of Pittsburgh Glass Center supporters and glass art appreciators, led by Executive Director Heather McElwee and Operations Director Chris Clarke, traveled to Italy for a special glass art collectors’ tour of Venice and Murano. Here is PGC Board Liaison Merriann Grant’s account of her experience.