Glass in Flight 2, Now – May 12, 2024

Glass in Flight 2, Now – May 12, 2024


Experience an amazing outdoor sculpture exhibit of larger-than-life flying insects/birds hand-crafted into 28 works of art with Dalle de Verre glass and steel. Created by nationally known sculptor, Alex Heveri, each piece captures the essence of flight.  Sunlight through the colored glass mimics the transparency and iridescence of insect wings, intensifying the illusion of movement and life. The exhibit weaves together the beauty of art with the science of nature. Kids will enjoy finding special butterflies throughout the Gardens. Included with general admission.

Blending of art and science is perfect for school field trips. Click reserve your class today for a self-guided tour to explore this amazing exhibit.

Saturday, April 20, 2024
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Join us for a family fun day celebrating Glass in Flight 2! Families will get to explore insects and participate in crafts centered around the amazing artwork in the Gardens, plus there is a special butterfly hunt, all included with admission.

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Alex Heveri is a Tucson-based artist, attorney and sculptor who has been creating enormous steel and glass structures for more than 25 years.

The trio of Glass in Flight exhibits represent more than 4 years of solo work. Her massive Dalle de Verre glass and steel sculptures of life-like bees, butterflies, birds, beetles and dragonflies, some towering 12 feet high, together weigh more than 50,000 pounds. The sparkling, realistic sculptures were all conceived, designed, cut, assembled and welded together by the artist herself. 

Alex and her artworks have been featured in magazines and videos. She has won numerous art competitions, awards and public art commissions, and her work appears in galleries, public venues and private collections around America.

Heveri’s love of the beauty and complexity of nature in general and insects in particular can be summed up in the new words, “biophilia,” and “entomophilia,”  or “love of life” and “love of insects.” Coined by the amazing people at eButterfly, these two terms illustrate a new approach to the human/insect interface. This attitude of love of life and love of insects  is apparent in every sculpture, as is her impressive command of two notoriously dangerous and unforgiving mediums: steel and glass.