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UrbanGlass Presents: Fete Auction Preview Exhibition

chashama 217 Art Space
217 East 42nd Street
March 22 - April 9, 2011
Reception: Thursday, March 24, 6 - 8 PM
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Fête Auction Preview @ Chashama 217 E. 42nd Street (btw 2nd &3rd Avenues) New York, NY 10017

Open to the Public Tuesday, March 22 – Saturday, April 9, 2011 Hours: Tues-Fri 12-8pm Saturdays 12-4pm

Exhibition Opening Reception Thursday, March 24 6-8pm

The Auction Preview Exhibition highlights the broad range of work made by some of the most exciting established and cutting edge artists in the contemporary glass world. All of the artwork will be available for viewing and bidding online and auctioned at UrbanGlass’ premier fundraiser, Fête de Verre,on April 16th. The funds raised will help support UrbanGlass, the world’s first artist-access glass center in the country.

The exhibition was juried by Jane Adlin, Associate Curator, Metropolitan Museum of Art; Katya Heller, Heller Gallery; David McFadden, Chief Curator and Vice President, Museum of Arts and Design; and Claire Oliver, Claire OliverGallery.

UrbanGlass’ Fête de Verre: FUTUR auction and benefit dinner will take place on April 16th at Capitale. Tickets are $350-$1,000. For more information or to purchase tickets please contact Kristin Solomon at 718. 625.3685 extension 211 or by email at [email protected]

Fête Auction Preview Exhibition Featured Artists:

Jill Allan, Lisbeth Biger, John Brekke, Jane Bruce, Moshe Bursuker, Victoria Calabro, Nicole Chesney, Dale Chihuly, William Couig, Amber Cowan, Deborah Czeresko, Christopher Duffy, Robert DuGrenier, Matthew Eskuche, Floating World Projects, Guggisberg/Baldwin, Jamie Harris, Kim Harty, Robert Hickman, Deborah Horrell, Alison Kinnaird, Laurie Korowitz-Coutu, Jessica Loughlin, Justin Mckenney, Elizabeth Ryland Mears, Ivan Mora, Martie Negri, Martie Negri, Joseph Pagano, Marlene Rose, Maret Sarapu, Femke Schaap, Ben Sewell, Lee Silveri, April Surgent, Lino Tagliapietra, Leo Tecosky, Roger Thomas, Patrick Townsend, Emma Varga, Thaddeus Wolfe, Rob Wynne, Hiroshi Yamano, Carol Yorke, Jeff Zimmer, and edison Osorio Zapata.

The exhibition will take place at Chashama, a non-profit art space located in Manhattan that supports creativity in New York City by re-purposing vacant properties, recycling them as artist work and show spaces, while simultaneously invigorating the surrounding community.

For more information, please visit our website at UrbanGlass: New York Contemporary Glass Center is a not-for-profit international art center located at 647 Fulton Street, in Fort Greene, Brooklyn,NY. The mission of UrbanGlass is to be a leading resource for both aspiring and established artists wishing to create in glass. We foster innovative art and advance the use and appreciation of glass as a creative medium.
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