Thursday April 23, 2015 | by Emily Ma-Luongo

Auction kicks off Habatat Galleries big annual event outside Detroit

This evening,  April 23rd, the 14th MasterWorks Auction of Contemporary Glass Art will be held at an event space about half an hour north of Detroit in Berkley, Michigan. Starting at 7:30 PM, the gallery Habatat Galleries will begin aucitoning off 41 works by notable studio glass artists such as Dale Chihuly, Lino Tagliapietra, William Morris, and more. A diverse variety of pieces, from the 1970s onward, the lineup sprawls out into all glass mediums (cast, blown, cut and painted, mixed media etc.), from a lampworked sculpture by Ginny Ruffner to cast glass by Stanislav Libensky. To see all the works that will be coming up for bid, click here. This evening's event kicks off a weekend celebration of glass art culminating in the 43rd International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition which the gallery bills as "the largest glass exhibiiton in America," which opens this Saturday, April 25th, 2015, at 8 PM. Featured in this exhibition will be the work of 90 artists from 32 countries.

Also scheduled are collector home tours, a juried exhibition of Midwest artist, lunches, dinners and parties along with an artist talks and panel. For a full schedule of events, download the invitation to the event here.


"14th MasterWorks Auction" 
April 23rd, 2015, 7:30 PM
Farina's Banquet Center
2485 Coolidge Hwy.,
Berkley, Michigan 48072
43rd International Glass Invitational Award Exhibition
April 25, 2015, 8 PM
4400 Fernlee Ave.
Royal Oak, Michigan 48073
Tel: 248.554.0590

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