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Chilling with Chihuly

Going home to Dallas, TX is always a thrill. And, no visit is complete without a spin through the Dallas Arboretum. Normally, I am there in March when the tulips are in full bloom. This year, we decided to do an August trip and were able to see the mesmerizing Chihuly exhibit, though it was anything but chilly in Texas!
Dale Chihuly is the artist extraordinaire who has led the avant garde of glass blowing into a fine art. His work has appeared in over 200 museums, including a solo show at the Musee de Arts Decoratifs, Palais du Louvre, in Paris.
Although it is fine art it made me think of Dr Seuss. Bold, unusual and colorful. I honestly didn’t think it would be my cup of tea. However, I was wrong. Mr Chihuly, his team and the Dallas Arboretum had worked together to scope out the best placements for his artwork and because his pieces can be deconstructed, they were able to work them into the already beautiful settings so that they enhanced the gardens and teased the viewer.
Come along…I’ll give you a tour!

The Sun, this last piece is 14 feet in diameter, to give you an idea of it’s size and impact. 

This exhibit was one of the more unusual displays of art I’ve seen….I can’t wait to see how it impacts my children and all the others who are fortunate to see it up close.

Have you heard of Chihuly or seen his artwork before? What have you been up to while I was away? 

It’s good to be back!