Pictured above is Nkosi Barber, a recent graduate of the Little Black Pearl Art & Design Academy in Chicago. Barber was one of six emerging glass artists from at-risk glass programs to attend the 2015 Expanding Horizons program at the Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass.
Application posted for the 2018 Expanding Horizons program
Open to students and mentors from at-risk youth glass programs around the United States, the Expanding Horizons opportunity is a partnership between the Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass and the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation. It's designed to provide a growth opportunity for the most promising high-school students in after-school glass programs to broaden their knowledge about the wider world of glass through hands-on experiences, studio courses, as well as meetings with the curators and research staff at The Corning Museum of Glass.
For more information on the program and how to apply, visit the Outreach page.
Students and mentors who attended the highly successful 2017 Expanding Horizons program were:
Jeremiah Brown of YAYA, New Orleans (Mentor: Mark Morris)
Dantrell Blake of Project Fire, Chicago (Mentor: Alex Krueger)
Santiago Aquilera of Ignite Glass Studio, Chicago (Mentor: Josh Laabs)
Nia Fairley of Ignite Glass Studio, Chicago (Mentor: Joe Waropay)
Taquita Pendelton of After School Matters Program, Chicago (Mentor: Tracy Kirchmann)
Tanner Martin of Hilltop Artists, Tacoma (Mentor: Trenton Quicho)