Visiting Chihuly Exhibit in Park City

DSC_0027This week, our students had the great opportunity of visiting the Kimball Art Center in Park City, Utah. They are featuring a traveling exhibit by the amazing glassworks artist, Chihuly. We learned a lot about his life and process, and then viewed some spectacular pieces of art.
We learned that Chihuly studies glassblowing skills in the United States, then in Venice, Italy, from great Italian masters. He now has a workshop in Seattle, where he employs many artists who work together to create a wide variety of glassblown and sculptural pieces.
We saw an installation entitled “Laguna Murano Chandelier” which he created while living and studying in Venice. Also included in the exhibit were vases, bowls and giant-sized bottle stoppers. Our favorite pieces were the “piccolo” vases. This series of 30 small vases were colorful, and each had their own unique personality.
After viewing the exhibit, our tour guide took us to a workshop where we created our own versions of colorful, sculptural work.
We always love the opportunity to view beautiful and significant artwork and this exhibit was truly a memorable experience.

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