Today is the ArtReach Holiday Bazaar at the Firehouse from 12-5! Come hang out, make a glass or textile ornament, and buy some art by Project FIRE artists and other awesome humans! Register to make a glass ornament here.
Project FIRE was on the national news! For those of you who may have missed our segment, or want to re-watch it and share it with everyone you know, you can find it here. The segment has brought a lot of awareness to our program, so please continue to share this with your friends and … Continue reading NBC Nightly News Segment
A few months ago, Kate Bek of Pop Town Photo came to take head shots of our FIREwalkers and interviewed them for artist bios. The product was these amazing little cards that show a bit about who our guys are. Check it out!
Today marks our third week with the new Project FIRE cohort for Spring 2017. They have been busy learning the ways of the hot shop, and have so far made their first paperweights and cups! With this new cohort comes a new schedule: a full day of Project FIRE with our experienced FIREwalkers doing production work … Continue reading New Glassblowers!
Our gallery show opening was a huge success! Thanks to everyone who came out to support, and super special thanks to those who contributed fiber guns. We took in $4K in 4 hours, and every FIREwalker exhibiting a glass piece sold one. If you couldn't make it to the opening, don't fret, the exhibit is … Continue reading #EndGunViolence Group Show!
Project FIRE is teaming up with Badass Cross Stitch to #EndGunViolence through a Community Craftivism project! Join us at the Pilsen Outpost Gallery for an opening reception on November 4th from 6-10pm, featuring the work of both our FIREwalkers and over 100 fiber artists from around the world. 100% of the proceeds from art sold will go to … Continue reading Save the Date for Our Gallery Opening
Last week, local artist Shannon Downey of Badass Cross Stitch came to teach the FIREwalkers to embroider guns. Shannon has been doing a project recently to end gun violence, in which people all over the world are stitching guns using a pattern she created and sending them to her to be sold at a gallery show, which … Continue reading Craftivism!
Hello readers, long time no talk! Much has happened since I last wrote a blog post. First off, Roberto, N'Kosi, and Pearl attended a program at the Corning Museum of Glass in Corning, NY called Expanding Horizons, and Roberto was given the opportunity to create a piece, pictured below. In other news, a film crew … Continue reading Expanding Horizons and a Documentary
The Project FIRE team has created a website! Here, you will find information about our program, photos of our work, and updates on what's going on. Check out the "Our Team" page to learn more about the FIREwalkers. We will update this blog periodically to let you know how Project FIRE is going. Eventually, we … Continue reading Welcome to our new website!