Interiors with Impact

Pittsburgh Glass Center
Through February 18, 2018
Various times

From glass to steel, Pittsburgh’s legacy is steeped in manufacturing, production and innovation.

A new exhibition coming to the Pittsburgh Glass Center will showcase the work of today’s local producers (think makers and more) and explore concepts around design, manufacturing, collaboration, scalability and economic impact.

On view from December 1 through February 18, 2018, “Interiors with Impact” will feature work by more than 30 Pittsburgh-based makers, including Atiya Jones, BLAK RUST, Deep Greene Woodworks, LaVerne Kemp, Transit Forge, Studio Glass Company and many others.

A wide variety of products, techniques and media will be spotlighted — from lighting and furniture to home goods, wall coverings and staged interiors. Visitors will see functional, innovative and high-quality work by artists who employ both traditional techniques and advanced manufacturing processes.

“Their creative output is beautiful, but also illustrates their potential to grow into businesses that impact the economy in meaningful ways,” says Director of the Craft Business Accelerator, Adam Kenney.

Don’t miss the free opening reception on Friday, December 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. See the work of local producers, meet the makers, watch glassblowing demonstrations and enjoy refreshments. RSVP now.

The exhibit is organized collaboratively by the Glass Center and Monmade — a network developed by the Craft Business Accelerator at Bridgeway Capital that provides local producers such as craft businesses, maker enterprises, design/build shops, and entrepreneurial artists with greater access to capital, guidance, markets, peers, space and workforce.

Mark your calendar now for the second free event, Monmade Mixer: Sell Out w/o Selling Out, taking place on Wednesday, January 31, 2018, from 6 to 8 p.m. The evening will feature a guided tour of “Interiors with Impact” and an artist-led panel discussion.

Jennifer BaronEvents & Jobs Editor

Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.