Friday, May 4, 2012

Artist Spotlight - Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly is one of the great American artists of our day. Born in 1941, Chihuly began working with glass as an interior design major at the University of Washington. From there he went on to study and work in many places around the world including the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) and the Venini glass factory in Venice. His unique perspective and vibrant use of color make his glass sculptures distinguished treasures. Chihuly's work is featured across the United States and abroad in many prestigious museums and gardens. If you ever have the chance to see his sculptures you are sure to become an instant admirer. I think his work is simply fabulous and had the pleasure of seeing it first hand when his exhibit came to the Mint Museum here in Charlotte.

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Currently, his work is on exhibit in Dallas, Texas at the Dallas Arboretum. If you live near Dallas this is a must-see!! If, like me, you will not be in Dallas during the show, no need to fret! Audrey, who works for the studio from Dallas, had the chance to go last weekend and took some photos for me to share with you all right here on the blog!

Enjoy.... and if you ever have the chance to see Chihuly's sculptures for yourself don't pass it up!


Karen said...

They are absolutely gorgeous. I would love to go see he work, and I'll definitely be on the look out.

Rita said...

I absolutely love his work! It is so exciting to see the way he molds glass to make his creations, they are inspiring.