|Artists Phil Vickery and Roger Tye work in Creative Cohesion's hotshop.|
Last spring, Washington Glass School Co-Directors Michael Janis and Tim Tate were in the
UK on their Fulbright assignment to the and the National Glass
Centre. The guys also held workshops at the City of University of Sunderland ’s professional artist center “Creative Cohesion”. Sunderland
|Fulbright Scholar Michael Janis introduces the Bullseye Roll-up technique to artists at Creative Cohesion.|
|UK artists gather for a talk with Fulbright Scholar Tim Tate at the Cohesion Center in March.|
Creative Cohesion is a center for creativity in Sunniside,
not only studios for artists, but provision for community, arts and business
activities, as well as a retail outlet for art. Creative Cohesion runs monthly
workshops for professional creative practitioners and is home to graduates
from the who are
recipients of the ‘Sunniside Graduate Scheme’. University
|The Creative Cohesion building was damaged by high winds that caused the adjacent building to collapse onto the center's roof in April .|
Last Spring, high winds caused their neighboring building to collapse onto the center’s roof, resulting in a lot of damage. After months of disruption for the non-profit center and its tenants as the repair work was implemented, they are happy to be finally back in full working order, and are holding a Relaunch of the Center on Oct 18!
|Artist Frank Styles was commissioned to create the visual graphics on the center's exterior shutters.|
Their celebrations continue in welcoming new tenants, a new logo for the center, the launch of their new website and completion of the center's shutter artwork by graffiti artist Frank Styles.
There will be happy faces all round on the opening launch day with the building’s face lift, the opening of a new exhibition titled ‘Reconnection’ and entertainment with local glass blowers having a play day in the glass hotshop.
Congratulations to Creative Cohesion on making
Sunderland a hotbed of
Click HERE to jump Creative Cohesion's website.