IAIA - Institute of American Indian Arts

October 30, 2012 | 10 am-4 pmStudent Recycled Glass and Glass Coins Project

Photo courtesy NMEGW

The New Mexico Experimental Glass Workshop and some IAIA students will host a glass recycling and glassblowing demonstration from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 on the IAIA campus. The Students Making Change event will highlight the importance of using recycling glass. Students have placed five, 14-gallon blue stout recycling bins with the NMEGW logo stenciled on them in yellow letters in the following places:

  • Outside the Recreation Center
  • Auditorium lobby
  • Across from cafeteria
  • Upstairs dormitory commons by the elevator
  • Downstairs dormitory commons by blue hall.

All glass, in any shape, color and texture, will be accepted. Please rinse your bottles before placing them in the bins. The collected glass will be crushed and used for the Oct. 30 event.

In addition to recycling, the students and experienced glassblowers will also explain the art form, as well as allow viewers to help crush glass and stamp hot glass melted from the recycled glass. For more information, email or call info@nmegw.org or 505-473-0087.

The seniors interning with the NMEGW have also started a blog about their glasswork and senior projects at nmegwprojects.blogspot.com. A YouTube video also highlights their work: www.youtube.com/watch?v=ou7O2kgIUlw&feature=youtu.be.

Read a news release about the project.