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The Schedule

Friday, January 29, 2016

Afternoon: Longboat Key Art Glass Collectors Home Tours.

Evening: 2nd Annual Contemporary Art Glass Auction and Strolling Dinner curated by Habatat Galleries, MI

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Morning: Visit Ringling College’s Basch Gallery in Sarasota, FL and enjoy a private tour with Barbara Basch and hear Glass Artists speak about their work. This will be followed by a visit to the Ringling Museum. A continental breakfast  will be served.

Afternoon: On Your Own – Go Explore!

Evening: Opening Reception – Commentaries: Stories Told in Glass Contemporary figurative glass art exhibit curated by Habatat Galleries with Artists Talk at the Longboat Key Center for the Arts.

Sunday, January 31, 2016

Morning: Opening of the Habatat Galleries Pop-Up Exhibtion – Beauty in the Abstract: Artists Expressions in Glass See your friends from Habatat Galleries, meet artists and brunch.

Afternoon: Bus trip to St. Petersburg, visit the Chihuly Museum and afternoon reception at the Duncan McClellan Studio and Gallery.


To learn more about our 2016 Art Glass Weekend and reserve your space, contact:

Habatat Galleries, 248.554.0590, [email protected] or

Jane Buckman, Longboat Key Center for the Arts, 931.383.2345, [email protected] or


Howard Ben Tré: New Sculpture

January 24 – May 17, 2015


Howard Ben Tré: New Sculpture is an exhibition of stunning cast glass and bronze sculptures, including works from his recent “Lightness of Being” series. With sculpture represented in more than 85 museum and public collections, Ben Tré is a pioneer in the use of cast glass as a sculptural medium. His recent sculpture was inspired by traditional architectural forms of columns, spires, minarets and obelisks. At the same time, they can be seen as individual figures forming a related family group within a defined space. Each sculpture has a foot anchoring it firmly to the ground, a demarcated waist and a head that continues the upward movement of the form. As individual works, they speak to the connection between architectural forms and the creation of human communities.