Imagine Museum presents: Rocket to the Future The Imagine Museum’s Collection takes you from the beginnings of the Studio Glass Movement in the early 1960s through to what is currently happening today in the glass medium. Join our legendary pioneers and artists for a panel discussion about the Movement and what ideas and concepts are being visually communicated today. We look forward to welcoming you to Imagine Museum for a very fun and informative, celebrative and historical evening! All galleries will be open. Saturday, March 30 5:30 – 7:30 pm $100 Heavy Appetizers, Open Bar. Open to the public and GAS members. Space is limited, buy your tickets today! You won’t want to miss this exciting evening of artists, conversation, new friendship and support! Order tickets online: bit.ly Proceeds from the evening will go to the Glass Artist Society to assist in the support of their mission.
They did it again. Imagine over 100 pieces of new and exciting glass art and sculpture brought to you by Habatat Galleries in Michigan. Enjoy your favorite artists…Richard Jolley, Peter Bremers, Michael Behrens, Emily Brock, Vivian Wang, Martin Blank, Richard Royal, Toots Zynsky, Tim Tate and more. After visiting the Habatat POP UP, continue east on Central Ave and visit the new Hampson Gallery next to the Imagine Museum, which just opened in 2019. You’ll see some of the most exciting national and international artists in the glass world. A light buffet dinner will be served along with beer and wine. Come and be amazed. Many of the gallery’s artists will be present. Friday, March 29th 5:00 – 7:00 pm $35 Buy your ticket now! Limited to 50 people. For tickets call: Debbie @ Habatat Galleries in Michigan 248.554.0590 Locations: Habatat Pop Up: 2828 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL Hampson Gallery: 1937 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL
The founders of studio glass had a dream that one day glass would take its place among other media as a material for making fine art. Curator William Warmus and Artist Tim Tate sincerely believe this is true, but around 2014 they kept hearing from various quarters that important fine art galleries and museums were refusing to show work in glass, deeming it inconsequential. Could this be so, if not, how to prove it? They decided to visit Art Basel, Art Miami, Scope, Context, Aqua and a host of other fine art expos every year and document the works made from glass. This lecture shows, in stunning images, the results of their project from the last five years’ worth of travel. They not only proved the critics wrong, they discovered a wonderful and remarkable world of masterpieces in glass by famous artists like Ai Weiwei, Olafur Eliasson, Gerhard Richter, Roni Horn and dozens of others. More than anything else, Tate and Warmus seek to share their growing excitement as they discovered that a revolution is taking place in how artists use glass abstractly or realistically, to convey narratives or as an incredible tool for advanced conceptual art: and the results are being shown at the most prestigious art galleries on the planet, and acquired by the world’s most advanced collectors and museums. Don’t miss out on this! Lecturers: Tim Tate and William Warmus Friday, March 29th 2:30 – 4:30 pm $20 Light reception will follow. GAS badge holders will be allowed in for free. Registration is required. Seating is limited to 50 people. Order online: bit.ly/GAS_Conference_Events_Tickets. Location: Imagine Museum, 1901 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL
TD Glass is a new Maker’s Space and Hot Shop in St. Petersburg under the direction of Bo Countryman. The artist collection housed in TD Glass is that of the Imagine Museum’s Founder and artist, Trish Duggan. Come and tour the facility and see the beautiful prints and series work of Ms. Duggan as well as their production facility. Artists from IM Collection and Ms. Duggan will be present. Thursday, March 28 7:00 – 9:00 pm Light Strolling Dinner, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served. $35 (For tickets call: 310.809.1355) Location: 2558 28th Ave N., St. Petersburg, FL (Space is limited to 50 guests. Open to the public and GAS badge holders.)
Imagine Museum is proud to be hosting the Corning Museum Mobile Hot Shop on our property for the 2019 GAS Conference taking place in St. Petersburg, FL. We want to share this momentous event with our community, prior to the start of the Conference, the team at the Corning Museum Mobile Hot Shop will be working with us creating an exciting evening of Glass demonstrations and camaraderie. Richard Jolley, one of our top artists in the Museum, will start the evening off with a hot glass demo followed by our own “St. Pete All Stars” on an Exquisite Corpse Demo. Make your plans now to attend! Exquisite Corpse – Headed up by Jeremiah Jacobs, The Exquisite Corpse Demo is based on the classic art game and created by a select team of local glassblowers. Each member of the team creates a fun and unique sculptural element and these elements combine to make a colorful collaborative torso. This collective of artists, AKA “ The St. Pete All-Stars” have worked together on multiple corpses over the last two years and are practiced in the art of chaos and fun. Animals, plants, robots, sea life, cartoons, and more are all up for grabs in this demonstration of skill and teamwork. Wednesday, March 27 6:30 – 9:30 pm Light appetizers, beer, wine and soft drinks will be served. $25 Seating is limited, so make your plans today! Open to the public and GAS Badge holders. Location: 1901 Central Ave, St. Petersburg, FL 33713