Mille Fiori Venezia in Making Worlds, 2009 Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Chihuly Passport Edition 004
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Exhibition Updates
Mille Fiori Venezia
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Venice Biennale
Venice, Italy
June 7 - November 22, 2009
Dale was honored to be invited to exhibit at the 53rd Venice Biennale international art exhibition, Making Worlds. Mille Fiori Venezia was composed in the Venice Biennale Giardini in the Venezia Pavillion. Dale and Leslie were excited to be present for the opening festivities in June.
La Biennale di Venezia
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Franklin Park Conservatory
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Chihuly Reimagined
Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, Ohio
July 4, 2009 - March 28, 2010
The Chihuly Collection at Franklin Park Conservatory is again on view with several new artworks. Chihuly Reimagined is the first of three venues in the Chihuly in Columbus tribute.
Franklin Park Conservatory Exhibition Schedule
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Columbus Museum of Art
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Chihuly Illuminated
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
September 25 - July 4, 2010
The Columbus Museum of Art is hosting Chihuly Illuminated as part of the Chihuly in Columbus tribute. Focusing on the element of light intrinsic to Chihuly's work, the exhibition includes neon sculpture, installations, and drawings, revealing the artist's career-long fascination with light as medium and concept. Featuring works being shown for the first time in Columbus, Chihuly Illuminated includes pieces from Dale's private collection, offering a personal glimpse into his studio and work.
Columbus Museum of Art Exhibition Schedule
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Gallery Updates
Silvered Venetian
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Traver Gallery
Seattle, Washington
August 7 - September 20, 2009
Traver Gallery in Seattle hosted its first Chihuly exhibition, Mercurio, featuring Dale's new Silvered Venetian series and several stunning installations.
Traver Gallery
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Maui, Hawaii
NaPua Gallery
Maui, Hawaii
August 2009
Chihuly is pleased to announce new gallery representation with NaPua Gallery located at the Grand Wailea Resort on the island of Maui.
Grand Wailea Shopping
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Dunn and Brown Contemporary
Dallas, Texas
September 10 - October 24, 2009
Chihuly is pleased to announce new gallery representation with Dunn and Brown Contemporary in Dallas, Texas.
Dunn and Brown Contemporary
 
Macchia Forest
Avenuel (Mezzanine Gallery)
Seoul, Korea
September 15 - October 15, 2009
Mezzanine Gallery in Seoul, Korea will partner with Lotte International to present a Chihuly exhibition in the gallery located on the 9th floor of the Lotte Avenuel Building. The exhibition includes Ikebana, Venetians, Seaforms, a Macchia Forest, a Persian Wall, a Tower, and a Drawing Wall.
Avenuel
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Ikebana
Hawk Galleries
Columbus, Ohio
October 2, 2009 - January 31, 2010
Hawk Galleries is hosting their 14th Chihuly exhibition in conjunction with Chihuly Reimagined at the Franklin Park Conservatory and Chihuly Illuminated at the Columbus Museum of Art. The show features several installations, including Opal and Jet Gilded Sconce, Scarlet and Yellow Persian and Feather Chandelier, and Red Oak Persian Wall.
Hawk Galleries Home Page
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Venetians
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Art Toronto 2009 (Sandra Ainsley Gallery)
Toronto, Onatrio
October 22 - 26, 2009
For the first time, Chihuly will participate in the Toronto International Art Fair. Represented by Sandra Ainsley Gallery, Chihuly will showcase Venetians, drawings, and a Fiori installation.
Art Toronto 2009
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Silvered Venetian
Habatat Galleries
Chicago, Illinois
November 6 - December 31, 2009
Habatat Galleries in Chicago will host a Chihuly exhibition showcasing Dale's new Silvered Venetian series. This exhibition will coincide with the 16th annual International Expositions of Sculpture Objects & Functional Art (SOFA) event in Chicago.
Habatat Galleries
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Litvak Gallery
Tel Aviv, Israel
Winter 2009
Litvak Gallery, in Tel Aviv, Israel, is scheduled to hold its grand opening this winter with a Chihuly exhibition.
Litvak Gallery
Project Updates
The Gold and Copper-Ruby Chandelier
The Carlyle Residences
Los Angeles, California
July 2009
Chihuly created the Gold and Copper-Ruby Chandelier for the lobby of The Carlyle Residences, a luxury condominium tower located on Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles, California.
The Carlyle Residences
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The Tower
San Joaquin County Administration Building Project
Stockton, California
August 2009
In early August Chihuly created the Sea Blue, Celadon and Pale Amber Tower for the new San Joaquin County Administration Building. The Tower, measuring approximately 9' high x 6' wide, is located in the atrium lobby.
San Joaquin County Administration Building
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Bluebeard's Castle
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Symphony Production of Bluebeard's Castle
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
October 30 - 31, 2009
The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra will present two performances of Bartok's one-act opera, Bluebeard's Castle. These performances will feature the sets Chihuly was commissioned to create for the Seattle Symphony Orchestra under Maestro Gerard Schwarz in 2007.
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
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Portland Press
Emmy Award
Emmy Win for Chihuly in the Hotshop
May 2009
Director Peter West and Producer Mark McDonnell are the recipients of two regional Emmy Awards given at the 46th Annual Emmy Awards Ceremony on May 30 for their work on the Portland Press film Chihuly in the Hotshop. The winning categories included Documentary: Cultural/Historical and Director. The film is available in a DVD set or on Blu-ray.
NW Chapter of National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
Search for local airings on PBS
Chihuly in the Hot Shop on DVD and Blu-Ray from Portland Press
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Lima Baskets
Release of Lima Baskets
Summer 2009
Portland Press is pleased to announce the release of Dale's newest woodcut,Lima Baskets. This print features four chartreuse Baskets with black outlines that dance against a deep aqua background. This four-color woodcut is part of a limited edition of fifty prints.
New Release: Lima Baskets
Honors
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Fiori di Como named in World's Top 10 Greatest Ceilings
Bellagio Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
May 2009
The Fiori di Como ceiling sculpture recently helped Bellagio Resort earn the top spot on VirtualTourist.com's World's Top 10 Greatest Ceilings list, joining such other notable ceilings as New York's Grand Central Station and Vietnam's Khai Dinh Tomb.
VirtualTourist.com's World's Top 10 Greatest Ceilings
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Chihuly History
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The First Chihuly Persian Walls
1989
Twenty years ago, in 1989, Chihuly presented his first Persian Wall at Charles Cowles Gallery in New York. Dale blew the first, small Persian forms at Pilchuck in 1985, and from there these large, dramatic wall installations evolved.
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Lectures and Appearances
Adventures of the Mind
Princeton, New Jersey
August 20 - 23, 2009
Dale and Leslie continue their support for Adventures of the Mind. They attended this year's summit, which was hosted by Charles Simonyi at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ where Einstein spent his last 20 years. Adventures of the Mind is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping promising students realize their potential. This four-day mentoring summit for 160 exceptional students, ages 15-18, enables students to meet some of the greatest scientists, scholars, public servants, journalists, entrepreneurs, artists, athletes, and writers of our day.
Adventures of the Mind
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Onions
Chihuly at Cheekwood
Nashville, Tennessee
May 25 - October 31, 2010
To celebrate its 50th anniversary, Cheekwood Gardens will present Chihuly at Cheekwood, an indoor-outdoor exhibition that will coincide with Chihuly Installations at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts and the Nashville Symphony performance of Bluebeard's Castle featuring sets by Chihuly.
Chihuly at Cheekwood
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Drawing Wall
Chihuly at Frist
Nashville, Tennessee
May 14, 2010 - January 2, 2011
The Frist Center for the Visual Arts presents Chihuly at Frist, an exhibition in the upstairs galleries of this unique arts center, formerly Nashville's main post office.
Frist Center for the Visual Arts
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Bluebeard's Castle
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Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Nashville, Tennessee
May 20 - 22, 2010
The Nashville Symphony Orchestra will present three performances of Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle. Six individual 14-foot tall glass sculptures, representing the castle doors, will be revealed during the course of the performance.
Nasvhille Symphony Schedule
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In the Community
Golden Scarf Award
Seattle Sounders Golden Scarf Award
Seattle, Washington
July 18, 2009
65,000 people gathered at Qwest Field in July for the international friendly match between Chelsea FC and the Seattle Sounders FC. Before the game Dale was honored to be presented with the Seattle Sounders' Golden Scarf Award given to individuals who make a positive impact in the State of Washington.
Seattle Sounders' Golden Scarf Award
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Emerald Spire
Chihuly Emerald Spire Awards
Seattle, Washington
Summer 2009
During the summer Chihuly and the Sounders publicly announced a five-year partnership during which time Dale will create a unique piece of commemorative artwork to be presented to the club's friendly opponents. Sounders FC hosted Chelsea FC and FC Barcelona for two international friendly matches this season. At both matches, just before kick-off, Dale and his son, Jackson, presented the owners of both teams with the Chihuly Emerald Spire.