Tuesday, April 25, 2017

FLIGHTS OF FANCY: Chihuly glass opens April 22 at NY Botanical Garden

Yellow Boat, Walla Wallas, & Red Reeds

"Breathtaking works of art that dazzle with color, light, and form—by day and night"

                                                                                 from www.nybg.org/event/chihuly/

Sapphire Star 
Photograph by Vincent Tullo for the NY Times

On Saturday, April 22, 2017, a long-awaited phantasmagoria of glass 
and color -- spectacular works by iconic glass artist Dale Chihuly -- 
opened at the New York Botanical Gardens in the Bronx.
This is Chihuly's first major garden exhibition in New York 
in more than ten years. 

"Chihuly at the NY Botanical Garden is 
a waking dream."

     Unnamed Chihuly piece outside conservatory at New York Botanical Garden

Kinda Seussical
(that's my name for this piece, not the artist's)

The exhibition will include  films, poetry, and age-appropriate art programs for children, many of them colorful and imaginative tributes to nature. At night, the exhibition will be "infused with a magical energy as the artworks are spectacularly illuminated amid NYBG’s sweeping vistas and magnificent Conservatory."

Below, from a 2006  Dale Chihuly exhibition
at the New York Botanical Garden
Rockefeller Rose Garden Reeds, Rocket Floats, & Cobalt Fiori

Above: Persian Chandeliers, also from 2006 NYBG exhibition

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 This mesmerizing oceanic ceiling is a
permanent feature at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach.
It's my favorite of Chihuly's works.