2016 Art Glass Weekend
Michigan’s Habatat Galleries and the Longboat Key Center for the Arts will be hosting their 2nd Annual Art Glass Weekend in January at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts in Sarasota Florida along with a few other locations.
Last year in American Art Collector magazine, Sarasota was identified as the “new art glass mecca” due to the collections, museums, art centers, galleries, and the growing number of artists working with glass that now live in the region. Contemporary Glass has become an exciting focus along the Gulf Coast of Florida.
The show promises an amazing 4-day glass experience which includes exhibitions, auctions, private collection tours, talks by internationally noted artists, and tours of museums.
Longboat Key Center for the Arts will host an exhibition titled “Commentaries: Stories Told In Glass”, and the show explores narrative works with amazing visual statements accompanied with commentaries written by the twenty-one invited artists. The presentation offers a rare glimpse into each artist’s inspiration. The artists will be represented by 2 works each.
ARTISTS PARTICIPATING : Stories Told in Glass
Shelly Allen, Martin Blank, Vivian Wang, Christina Bothwell, Emily Brock, Robin Grebe, Martin Janecky, Marta Klonowska, Janusz Walentynowicz, Jenny Pohlman and Sabrina Knowles, Richard Jolley, Lucy Lyons, John Miller, Deborah Moore, Clifford Rainey, David Reeke, Tim Tate, Dean Allison, Michael Janis, Loretta Yang, and Leah Wingfield.
COMMENTARIES: STORIES TOLD IN GLASS
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Opening Reception : 6:30–8:30 pm
The next day of the weekend features an exhibition designed to work in conjunction with “Commentaries” at LBKCA , titled “Beauty in the Abstract: Artists Expressions in Glass”
ARTISTS PARTICIPATING:Artists Expressions in Glass
Peter Bremers, Michael Glancy, Marvin Lipofsky, Petr Hora, Rick Beck, Peter Borkovics, Laszlo Lukacsi, Toshio Lezumi, Matthew Curtis, Kathleen Mulcahy, Michael Taylor, Toots Zynsky, Laura Donefer, Alex Bernstein, Tomas Hlavicka, Wilfried Grooten, Gyorgy Gaspar, Lino Tagliapietra, and David Huchthaus.