Friday, January 4, 2013

BREATHE ART INTO LIFE - CHIHULY at VMFA



  I think Dale Chihuly just might be a Bay Baby. If you have ever seen this master glass artist's work, you would agree it is breath taking and reflects his love for nature and water. Most of the art forms mimic natural shapes, but if you look closely, you may glimpse sea creatures and cherubs. 

   Chihuly has eleven honorary doctorates and two fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. He is a Washington native, studied and taught in the United States and worked at the Venini Glass Factory in Venice where he was inspired by the team approach of blowing glass. Today he is world reknowned with his work in over 200 museum collections. 

   
  
  Visit the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond through February 10 and you won't be disappointed. I visited yesterday and greatly appreciated the museum hours extended to 9 pm on Thursdays and Fridays. You can't take a bad picture and you'll be presently surprised to view an extra large display at the end of the exhibit with 360 degree viewing. For more information: Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. (Bonus: The gift shop has Chihuly items to purchase also....have fun!)

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