Expressions: International Glass Invitational

Opens August 11 at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts

Posted: July 26, 2012
Source: Farrell Howe
Job Title: Marketing & PR Coordinator
Phone: (269) 349-7775 ext. 3112

Latchezar Boyadjiev Dream 2008 cast glass

Latchezar Boyadjiev, Dream, 2008, cast glass. Courtesy of Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak, MI.

The Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is proud to present Expressions: International Glass Invitational to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the American Studio Glass Movement. Expressions opens on Saturday, August 11.

Organized by Habatat Galleries, this exhibition presents the leading work in contemporary glass from around the world. The year 2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the development of contemporary glass in the United States, and the KIA is proud to participate in this nationwide celebration initiated by the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass, which is also providing support for this exhibition in Kalamazoo.

Expressions features nearly 40 beautiful examples of glass art created by renown artists including, Dan Dailey, Ann Wolff, Dale Chihuly, Emily Brock, Howard Ben Tr, Paul Stankard and Toots Zynsky, only a few of the 26 distinguished artists represented.

As part of this exhibition, the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts is hosting several exciting events including:

ARTbreak: Free informational programs on art topics. Brown bag lunches welcome, cookies and coffee provided. Begins at 12 p.m.

October 5-14: The Corning Museum Hot Glass Roadshow It's been seven years since the The Corning Museum Hot Glass Roadshow has visited the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. We are excited to have them back this fall for 60 live demonstrations!

See master glassmakers take gobs of molten glass and turn them into beautiful bowls, vases and more in a narrated Hot Glass Show of twirling, heat, sparks, and glassblowing. Special Feature: "You Design It, We Make It" workshops! Admission is $7 gen admission/$5 KIA Members. For dates and tickets, visit

October 10: Art League Lecture: Glass by Richard Jolley and Tommie Rush

October 12: Brilliant Glass-Art Scholars for Adults

Admission to Expressions: International Glass Invitational is free.
Gallery hours: Tuesday - Saturday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.; Sunday 12 - 5 p.m.: (after September 2nd, 2012). Closed Mondays.

For more information about Expressions or these events, please visit or call (269) 349-7775.

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All works in this exhibition are presented courtesy of Habatat Galleries
with support from the Art Alliance for Contemporary Glass.