Meet The Most Collected Glass Artist In The U.S. At Benzaiten Center For Creative Arts

Marlene Rose is one of Florida’s greatest artistic treasures. She is one of the top glass artists of our day and lives right in our midst in Clearwater, Florida. However, Ms. Rose will be visiting Lake Worth for three days of events, April 28th, 29th and 30th at the new Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts. This will be a rare opportunity for people in our community to see this nationally renowned artist perform her magic.  The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up while spaces are still available!  









April 28-30, 2016: Marlene Rose

Thursday, April 28th: Private Dinner 6 – 9pm

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Friday, April 29th: Gallery Opening 6 – 8pm

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Saturday, April 30th: Public Demo 4 – 6pm

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1105 2nd Avenue South    Lake Worth, Florida 33460
561.508.7315 |


Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information




Marlene Rose’s unique work refers to a personal system of symbols that derive their power and strength from the common core shared with our ancestors. Rose rides this ancient energy, and, through the glass, reaches out into time, linking the fragments of what she sees and her part-remembered memories of the past. These glimpses become her visions, and her visions soar into the future, frozen forever in the icy-hot stillness of the glass.


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Brilliant Golden Buddha by Marlene Rose




Rose uses a process based on the thousands-year-old tradition of bronze casting, adapted only recently for glass. She pours liquid molten glass into a carefully prepared sand mold, then cools it for six days or more in a specially controlled oven before cracking open the mold and seeing what she has made. This method of making the glass aligns perfectly with the imagery she sees. The rawness and the immediacy of working the sand; the thrill and danger of pouring this magical lava, thousands of degrees hot; and the patient gestation of the piece in the annealing oven. These processes all inform, and are integral in, the final finished creation.



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Marlene Rose Creating




“The glass may look like a relic of some ancient time, but each piece holds inside itself the sum of the sharp shards of what I have seen, of unnamed emotions, of visions, concepts and memories. These common threads of human imagery, passing through cultures and time… I am compelled to weave and recompose their nuances, all to communicate the immortal vibrancy of the human spirit”.



Glass Creations by Marlene Rose


Being able to watch Marlene perform her sand-casting ritual in real time is the type of unique experiences that the new Benzaiten Center for Creative Arts is making possible for the citizens of Palm Beach County. Here is the outline of upcoming events:





Marlene Rose with One of her Creations


Thursday, April 28   6 – 9PM: ‘An Intimate Dinner to Meet the Artist’ Limited to only 32 people, this sit-down dinner will be held in the beautiful Benzaiten Gallery and will include a talk of by the artist. $100pp




Friday, April 29 6 – 8PM: ‘Gallery Opening Reception’ featuring the work of Marlene Rose and 2-dimensional art of several local artists. Demo by the artist, live music, wine and hors d’oeuvres. Free for members and $10 for non-members




Saturday, April 30 Starts at 3PM: ‘Public Demonstration’ by Marlene Rose with music by DJ Mobile, wine, beer and lite snacks. Free




Call JoAnne Berkow at 561-310-9371 or email at for further info

1105 2nd Avenue South Lake Worth, Florida 33460


Tuesday through Saturday: 1:00 – 4:00 PM

Closed: Sundays and Mondays

Classes & Large Group Tours by appointment

Please call 561.508.7315 for more information




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