HABATAT GALLERIES is the oldest gallery to exhibit “Contemporary Glass.”
“Contemporary Glass” began with a seminar at the Toledo Museum in l962. In l971 Linda Boone, Thomas Boone and Ferdinand Hampson opened Habatat Galleries in Dearborn, Michigan. Their degrees/ backgrounds were in art, design and business. Their finances consisted of $3,500 in savings and receiving a matching SBA loan.
In l972, Habatat Galleries hosted the first Annual National (now International) Glass Invitational. This exhibition continues today, and is the oldest, most extensive, consistently documented exhibition of its kind in the World. All of the Worlds important artists in the field of Contemporary Glass have participated.
Picture taken by Mary VanCline of the Documenta Project