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program 2012

Thursday March 22nd

5:30 - 7:00pm

Private Preview: Champagne Reception Honoring members of the Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art and the Philharmonic Center for the Arts.

7:00 - 9:30pm

Collectors' Invitational

Friday March 23rd

Show Hours 11:00 - 7:00pm

1:30 - 2:30pm

"The Future of Studio Art Glass Movement"
This exciting panel provides a first-hand account of working in the studio glass movement from artists Toots Zynsky and Dan Dailey, and is moderated by the industry's foremost studio glass scholar and author, Ferdinand Hampson, Director of Habatat Galleries of Michigan.

3:00 - 4:00pm

"Artful Living: Incorporating Functional Art into Rooms of All Periods"
Pamela Hughes, owner and principal of renowned Hughes Design Associates, will provide tips on how to enhance your home with contemporary and functional art such as studio art glass, ceramics, wood, fiber, sculpture, and paintings.

Saturday March 24th

Show Hours 11:00-7:00pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm

"A Tale of Glass: 50 Years of Studio Glass in America"
Ferdinand Hampson, studio glass scholar and Director of Habatat Galleries of Michigan, celebrates the 50th anniversary of the studio glass movement in America with a discussion of the beginnings of Habatat Galleries and his current curatorial project, "Evolution/Revolution: 50 Years of American Studio Glass," now on view at The Patty and Jay Baker Naples Museum of Art.

3:00pm - 4:00pm

"The Legacy of Andy Warhol"
Bruce Helander, Editor of the Art Economist, artist, Warhol scholar, and art critic, discusses the dynamic life and times of the iconic Pop artist, from birth to death, and everything in between, and the extraordinary rise of Warhol in the art market.

4:15pm - 5:00pm

Champagne Reception and Book Signing with Bruce Helander
Promptly following "The Legacy of Andy Warhol" presentation, please join us in the VIP lounge for a champagne reception honoring Helander with a signing of, "Learning to See: An Artist's View on Contemporary Artists from Artschwager to Zakanitch." This critically acclaimed text features a wide range of his published art reviews from 2001-2007.

Sunday March 25th

Show Hours 11:00 - 6:00pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm

"Collectors Forum: Collecting Contemporary Art, Many Voices"
Kathleen Van Bergen, CEO and Director of The Philharmonic Center for the Arts and Naples Museum will moderate a lively panel discussion with Naples collectors sharing their passion for collecting art, friendships with artists, and investments in modern and contemporary art. Panelist will include, Mr. Robert Edwards, Senior Member of Moran Edwards Asset Management Group and board member of the Naples Museum and Sculpture magazine, Ron Balser and Olga Hirshhorn.

3:00pm - 4:00pm

"Embracing a Creative State of Mind: Does Good Design have to be Radical?"
Widely recognized as the design authority in Naples, award winning architect Andrea Clark Brown and designer Richard Geary, discuss how creativity can lead to simple solutions for interior and architectural design for everyday living.

Monday March 26th

Show Hours 11-6

1:30pm - 2:30pm

"Photographs that Changed the World: The 75th Anniversary of Life Magazine"
Steven Hartman, art collector and Director of Contessa Gallery, discusses the history behind the first generation of Life photojournalists who brought images of WWII, Pearl Harbor, and iconic flag-raising of Iwo Jima to the home front. These archived images from 1936 to post-WWII will be unearthed for this special presentation in conjunction with "Photographs of the Memories of WWII," currently on view at the Naples Museum of Art.

3:00pm - 4:00pm

"Albert Paley: Modernist Sculptor and Vanguard Artist"
For over 40 years, Paley's monumental, metal assemblages have placed him in the forefront of contemporary sculpture. The vanguard artist works in a genre-defying area called "Archisculpture," prominently featured at Naples Museum of Art's "Gates", as a lasting tribute to the Gulfshore community. Presented by Jennifer Laemlein, Director of Albert Paley Studios, and followed by reception and tour of the Paley works in Ruth Lawrence Gallery.


LIFE: 75 Years of Photographs-
Presented by Contessa Gallery, Cleveland

Original Life magazine photographs from the 1936 cover issue, to the D-Day invasion of Normandy, with pop-culture icons in between, capture the essence behind the first generation of photojournalism at critical moments in history.

This image was the first cover of Life magazine in 1936 taken by the ONLY woman Life photographer

photo by
Margaret Bourke-White ©Time Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Albert Paley's 2013
Park Avenue Exhibition Preview

Presented by Ruth Lawrence Gallery, Rochester

Models of Paley's monumental sculpture installation are revealed a year before its opening on Park Avenue in New York.

Albert Paley
Breakfast Table

Ceramic Infusion: Design by Chad Jensen & Jordan Smith
Presented by Avant Gallery, Miami

Award winning Naples furniture designer Chad Jensen, and ceramicist Jordan Smith, collaborate on multifaceted collection that strikes the ultimate balance between fine art and design.

Deconstructive Table

When Vintage Meets Contemporary:
Functional Art With an Edge

Presented by Stapleton Designs, Coral Gables

Designer and craftsman, Phil Stapleton, has revolutionized the appearance of functional art for over 35 years by transforming the traditional quality of vintage found objects into futuristic design masterpieces


Who's Behind the Studio Glass Movement?
Sponsored by Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak

Works by world renowned artists from Italy, Japan, Australia, Czech Republic, and Sweden that directly influenced many of America's most predominant studio glass artists.