We recently visited the Seattle Center in Washington State, USA and the long term glass art exhibition at the Chihuly Garden and Glass. Wow! This is our Reboot !
The Exhibition at Seattle Center
The Exhibition Hall at Settle Centre was the vision of Howard S. Wright II who constructed the Space Needs for the World Fair in 1962 and whose family now own and manage the landmark.
The Wright family engaged Dale Chihuly, a local artist, to design the Exhibition spaces and gardens to feature his glasswork. The facility continues to this day to support education and the arts.
The installation, opened in 2012, is an amazing collection of exquisite glass art displayed in the gallery, glasshouse and the gardens. Dale Chihuly is the American Artist that created these mesmerizing pieces. These images are a glimpse of his work.
Dale Chihuly is a local artist born in Tacoma in 1941. He studied interior design at the University of Washington where he was introduced to the art of glass making.
After graduating in 1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country, at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he later established the glass program and taught for more than a decade.
In 1968, after receiving a Fulbright Fellowship, he went to work at the Venini glass factory in Venice. There he observed the team approach to blowing glass, which is critical to the way he works today. In 1971, Chihuly cofounded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. With this international glass center, Chihuly has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art.
Chilhuly Garden and Glass
Learn more at his website here