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  • Visitors enjoyed glass arts at the Ars Poetica opening reception.

April Greetings From the Glass Studio!

This spring is blooming with activity!

Be sure to catch the Ars Poetica exhibition now on display in the BARN Commons (Ars Poetica, or “The Art of Poetry,” is a poem about poetry written in 19 BC). The exhibition is a beautiful representation of our studio inspired by poems written by BARN members. Thank you for participating, Anne MillerSandy SchlyerDonna RodgerStephanie TayengcoMarcia Wilton, and Tobi Strevelle! Your glass pieces are outstanding in this exhibit, and the poets loved meeting the creators!

Glass Studio Social

The well-attended Glass Studio Social on April 10 included Donna Rodger presenting our Quarterly Studio Talk. She shared a terrific array of glass art display sources she has discovered in the past year. Everyone was fascinated by Marilyn’s mosaic game. Thanks to everyone who attended and brought glass and goodies to share. Our next Glass Studio Social is tentatively scheduled for Friday, July 19, 4 – 6 PM, potentially outdoors, picnic style!

Spring Bazaar

Plans are well underway for the Spring Bazaar on May 11. Do you have your table yet? See Kate Henderson to reserve a spot!

Planning for REFRACT

BARN Glass Studio, the Bainbridge Island Museum of Art, and Bainbridge Arts & Crafts will participate in Seattle’s REFRACT this year on Oct. 19. If you’re interested in joining the planning committee, contact Anne Miller or me.

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Class Updates

Our glass classes fill up fast, so keep checking the catalog for new additions. Remember, always add your name to the waitlist if a class is full. You never know when a spot will open, and it lets us know which classes are in demand.

We’re always grateful to our army of committed volunteers and regular class instructors! If you have an idea for a class or would like to teach one, please contact our intrepid programming lead, Julie Dougherty, at

Open Studio Updates

We are very excited about so many upcoming classes and open studios for everyone to practice what they’ve learned in class. With the growing popularity of torchwork, we’ve been busy ensuring we’re all safe and supported in open studios. Volunteer Coordinator Donna Rodger is happy to announce we have at least eight new studio monitors specifically trained to support torchworkers in open studios held Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30 – 8:30 PM, Fridays from 11 AM – 2 PM, and Saturdays from 9 AM – 12 PM. Meanwhile, at this time, ONLY torch-specific studio monitors may use torches in non-torch-supported studios held on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday mornings.

Fear not! We are adding one more seat to popular evening torch studios and exploring another torch-supported open studio. The next round of monitor training will take place in early fall. And be sure to look for an open studio survey coming soon.

Connect on BARN Circle

Communications are always at the top of BARN’s mind. Sign up for BARN Circle to get the most fun and up-to-date sharing. I would love our studio to communicate on this platform, but if you prefer email to get general studio info and are not already on our monitor’s list, please let us know!

Questions, concerns, or suggestions? Feel free to reach out to me at

See you in the Glass Studio!

Cynthia Jacobs

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