By Syd Entel Galleries Susan Benjamin Glass Etc.
A special showing the New Borowski Glass Exhibit of one of the largest Borowski glass shows ever will be highlighted during an Open House at Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass Etc. from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 5. The Borowski’s are still creating wonderful glass! Some of their new whimsical creations are among the Borowski Collection that has been flown in from Poland for this special exhibition. The Galleries are located at 247 Main Street in Safety Harbor.
During the Open House, visitors will have an opportunity to see a special video tour of Glass Studio Borowski in Poland that the Borowski’s have created for this event. In the video they will talk about creating their extraordinary glass work. The Borowski family describes their art as “objects that reflect images of space, freedom, individuality and enjoyment.” (Lucky Bird Outdoor Sculpture-LEFT)
Their pieces range from whimsical outdoor art to exquisite showpieces. Each one, whether a lighted garden sculpture or an exquisite Artist Edition figurine is one-of-a-kind. The Artist Edition line includes artistically and technically challenging glass objects by Pawel and Stanislaw Jan Borowski. Each one is handmade and signed by the artist and is certified by Glassstudio Borowski. Their Studio line offers functional, handmade accessories. These colorful, contemporary objects fulfill highest quality standards of glass art. (King and Queen-RIGHT)
Garden enthusiasts and art lovers will also appreciate the new Borowski line in the Studio’s Garden Collection. The collection includes a 55” tall and 4 feet long chameleon made of glass and iron, along with a croc, turtle, crab and rooster. A total of 50 pieces are included in this glass menagerie. The imaginative sculptures in the Garden Collection, created from glass and metal, are weather resistant light fixtures, wind chimes and outdoor sculptures. The Home Accessories collection is where you will find the “ODD Bird” pieces.
Glassstudio Borowski was founded in 1990 by renowned glass artist Stanislaw Borowski, whose works have been internationally exhibited for 25 years in major glass museums. Three years later his sons, Stani Jan, Pawel and Wiktor Borowski too the helm of the glass studio. They added to Stanislaw’s own one-of-a-kind objects and began a collection of studio glass that has become extremely popular with art and glass collectors. (Lazy Ed-LEFT)
The Borowski Family is a multi-generational group of artists (as shown in featured image above of the Borowski Family) whose creativity cannot be contained. Each member of the family dedicates himself to honing his craft and perfecting the art of glassmaking with every piece they create. To see a light-hearted introduction to their works, the three Borowski brothers have put together a video to illustrate the zany ODD Bird collection that shows some of their colorful bold, fresh, creative and avant-garde designs. “The Odd Birds ‘The Second Hatch’” is available online at https://vimeo.com/470927672. (Bandito Big Vase Mint-Green 10 x 7-RIGHT)
Syd Entel Galleries and Susan Benjamin Glass will continue to present the Borowski Glass exhibit after its grand opening during the Open House on December 5. This display will be available throughout the Holiday season on Tuesdays through Fridays from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. through Saturday, Jan. 2. For more information, call 727-725-1808.
The city of Safety Harbor will be “Lighting Up” on Friday night Dec. 4, for the Light Up Safety Harbor Event sponsored by all the small business in this quaint waterfront community that will precede the Open House at the Galleries.