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.
Seven students selected for the 2016 Expanding Horizons Program
Seven students have been awarded an expenses-paid, week-long intensive educational experience at the Studio of The Corning Museum of Glass. The Expanding Horizons program, a partnership between the Robert M. Minkoff Foundation and the Studio at The Corning Museum, launched last year. It's an annual event that seeks to identify the most-promising students of at-risk programs around the U.S., and to give them the opportunity to broaden their knowledge about the wider world of glass through studio courses, as well as meetings with the curators and research staff at The Corning Museum of Glass.
The selected artists (and mentors) who will be coming to Corning for the 2016 Expanding Horizons program are:
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)