New DC Public Art Design!

Concept 1 design by Michael Janis for DC’s OP & CAH TAP project in Ward 5

WGS Co-Director Michael Janis’ public art design (concept 1 & 2) for DC’s memorial to the Enslaved People that built the US Capitol has many steps before the Mayor’s approval. One can see -and vote! – on the two concepts online :https://engage.dc.gov/JD4865#tab-50371

The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities (CAH), in collaboration with the DC Office of Planning (OP), awarded Janis the commission create the significant project that aims to shed light on the often overlooked role of over 200 enslaved people whose labor laid the foundation for one of the most iconic symbols of democracy.

public art sculpture from fused glass made at Washington Glass Studio in Washington DC by Michael Janis
TAP DC OP CAH Commemorate DC
Photo of first community input event in Ward 5 site, April 20, 2024

Glass Studio Incubator Space Available!

If you have always wanted a studio space to work on your kiln-formed glass, but didn’t have room where you live, or didn’t have a huge amount to invest in a giant glass studio…..then you might like the thought of becoming one of the studio artists here at the Washington Glass School!

Your table/studio space runs $450 per month, and not only do you finally have a dedicated space for you to work in, but you also join a vibrant and successful community of glass artists and opportunities.

As a studio artist – besides being part of a community, you have access to the studio’s cold shop facility and kiln firings.

The Washington Glass School (near the Rhode Island/ Route 1 Eastern Ave border of the District of Columbia) is now accepting applications for artist incubator studio spaces (available immediately).

Interested? Call Tim Tate!

Washington Glass School
3700 Otis Street, Mount Rainier, MD 20712
(202) 744-8222