Saturday, July 10, 2010

First glimpse of St. Pete's Chihuly Collection

Chihuly's Mille Fiore

Today I got the biggest treat: an early glimpse of St. Pete's The Chihuly Collection (presented by the Morean Arts Center), featuring the works of glass artist Dale Chihuly. His works are truly breathtaking! The permanent collection opens to the public Monday. Media was invited today for a personal tour and ribbon-cutting. Sadly, Chihuly couldn't make it to the event but it was still a sight to see. I'll post more info about the tour later but wanted to post a few photos I took.

Also, take a look at the Herald tomorrow for my story on the collection.

- January Holmes


from the ceiling of a hallway

Persians series

Macchia "forest" series

The10,000 sq. ft. building was designed by award-winning architect Albert Alfonso (center). To the left is Katee Tully, executive director of the Morean Arts Center in front of the Persians series

from the Tumbleweeds series - a neon blue piece that hangs like a chandelier from the ceiling

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