Artistic Dreams and Creativity Flourishing at UT Arlington’s Glass Art Program

The Glass Art Program at The University of Texas at Arlington is not only providing students a place to explore artistic dreams and creativity, it’s also becoming a well-recognized component of Arlington’s flourishing arts and culture community.

According to UT Arlington’s website, the glass facilities provide students a world class state of the art studio space and equipment to explore a variety of techniques addressing all levels of glassblowing, flame-working, fusing/slumping, casting, and fabrication.

Earlier this month, the program hosted its annual Glass Art Sale and Show at the Studio Arts Center at 810 S. Davis St. The money raised during the glass art sale, which included more than 3,000 pieces, will help pay for scholarships for students to attend conferences, take technical skill workshops, as well as provide funding for graduate level research. The proceeds also benefit the glass studio operating system and budget.

“The community has been essential in supporting our program,” said Justin Ginsberg, Area Coordinator & Professor of Practice for UT Arlington’s Art and Art History program. “Without that support from the Arlington community, I don’t believe we’d be in the same position we are right now.”

The Glass Department’s 2100 Club is also curating special projects throughout the market season at Knapp Heritage Park. The first few market events will be held from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 28, May 26 and June 23 at Knapp Heritage Park, 201 W. Front St. The fall season market days are set for Sept. 29 and Oct. 27. The Market at Knapp Heritage Park’s year-end event, Christmas at the Cabins, is set for the night of Dec. 7.

For more information about UT Arlington’s Glass Art Program, please visit www.uta.edu/art/undergraduate/glass.

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