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 2017 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 is designed to provide a growth opportunity for the most promising studnets 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 2016 Expanding Horizons program were:
Roberto Cisneros of Project FIRE, Chicago, IL (Mentor: N’kosi Barber)
MiShawn Cabrera of Hilltop Artists, Tacoma, WA (Mentor: Jessica Hogan)
Alejandra Teyuca of Boyle Heights Glassblowing, Los Angeles, CA (Mentor: Jaime Guerro)
Amari Williams of Ignite Glass Studio, Chicago, IL (Mentor: Joe Waropay)
Faith Sutton of High School Learning Center, Corning, NY (Mentor: Dave Quackenbush)
Bre’Annah Stampley of Firehouse Art Studio Glassworks, Chicago, IL (Mentor: Pearl Dick)
Aaron Fischer of Hot Glass Inc., Davenport, IA (Mentor: Joel Ryser)