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Glass in Flight

OCT 21 - APR 14

2023 – 2024

Glass in Flight, by Tucson artist Alex Heveri

Sunlight through the colored glass mimics the transparency and iridescence of insect wings, intensifying the illusion of movement and life.

Glass in Flight, by Tucson artist Alex Heveri, makes its Houston debut with 21 steel and hand-cut Dalle de Verre glass sculptures of gigantic, realistic insects — including butterflies, dragonflies, and beetles — in the Susan Garver Family Discovery Garden. Sunlight through the colored glass mimics the transparency and iridescence of insect wings, intensifying the illusion of movement and life.
Glass in Flight is included in the cost of general admission to the Houston Botanic Garden. Visitors can also explore the display gardens, natural ecosystem areas, and walking trails on the Garden’s 132-acre site.

Friday-Sunday: $15/adult, $10/child (3-15), $10/student (with valid ID)

Monday-Thursday: $12.50/adult, $8/child (3-15), $8/student (with valid ID) 

Sponsor the Glass in Flight Exhibition

“The experience of viewing light through colored and faceted glass is like watching fire. Light captivates the viewer like nothing else. When I design a sculpture, I expect the light component to generate a sculptural performance all its own.

Size wise, my sculptures are intended to have a big impact, which, in an outdoor setting, simply requires a big sculpture. There’s nothing like coming eye-to-eye with huge, happy bees and zooming dragonflies and massive, colorful butterflies that brings those creatures into focus for people in a wonderful way.”

– Alex Heveri

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Exhibition Chairs

Mary and John Eads

Host Committee

Nancy and Butch Abendshein

Anne and Bob Baillio

Linda Courtney

Kit and Carl Detering

David Galic, JP Morgan Private Bank

Florence and Frederic Gautier-Winther

Barbara Gibbs

Kate and Steve Gibson

Susie and Mel Glasscock

Joanne and David Graham

Caroline and Jim Hassell

Blair and Bryan Loocke

Kathy and Jeff Love

Odette and Bob Mace

Tatiana and Craig Massey

Catherine and George Masterson

Ann and Frank McGuyer

Vivie and Chris O’Sullivan

Karen and Dean Patrinely

Isla and T.R. Reckling

Leslie and Shannon Sasser

Melissa and Doug Schnitzer

Aimee and Wynne Snoots

Judy and Charles Tate

Kingslea and Michael von Helms

Mary Jane and Bob Wakefield

Joy and Benjamin Warren

Randa and K.C. Weiner

Carroll and John Wessels

Mary Jo and Carl Wimberley

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