Chihuly at CityCenter
Las Vegas, Nevada
Ongoing through December 2010
Located at the Gallery in CityCenter, Las Vegas, Chihuly at CityCenter includes several of Chihuly's large-scale installations, such as a lapis blue neon sculpture, Reed and Log Installation featuring turquoise reeds and birch logs, and the dramatic Lime Green Icicle Tower. Also on view in the new 4,350-square-foot space are drawings created on both paper and acrylic and several of Dale's popular series, including his newest, the Silvered Venetians. Dale and Leslie were thrilled to attend the highly anticipated grand opening festivities for CityCenter in early December.
Chihuly in Columbus
July 4, 2009 - July 4, 2010
As the city-wide celebration of Chihuly in Columbus continues, early this year Dale paid a visit to each of the three participating institutions: Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus Museum of Art, and Hawk Gallery. He also gave a lecture to a sold-out crowd at the Columbus College of Art & Design. Chihuly XIV, the Chihuly exhibition at Hawk Gallery, closed on January 31. Chihuly Reimagined at Franklin Park Conservatory closed on March 31, and Chihuly Illuminated at Columbus Museum of Art will be on view through July 4.
Tel Aviv, Israel
December 17, 2009
Litvak Gallery opened to the public with works on display by Chihuly and several other featured artists, including William Morris, Dante Marioni, and Joey Kirkpatrick & Flora Mace. Over 700 people were present for the opening, including Chihuly gallery associate Andy Schlauch.
November 22 - 29, 2009
Etienne Gallery of Oisterwijk, Netherlands, featured the artwork of Chihuly, including Deep Blue and Jasmine Yellow Chandelier, at the annual seven-day fine art fair Pan Amsterdam.
Located in the heart of downtown Calgary, Jamieson Place is a 38-story commercial development comprised of housing and office space. A 26,000-square-foot winter garden is located on the fifteenth floor, where three asymmetrical Winter Garden Chandeliers were installed to complement this dramatic architectural space.
Renaissance Vinoy Resort & Golf Club
St. Petersburg, Florida
Isla de la Luna Chandelier, incorporating clear and amber tipped glass elements, now graces the elegant grand ballroom of the Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, Florida. The 9-foot tall sculpture was part of a 1.2 million dollar restoration project for the Resort and is further enhanced by inclusion of a Chihuly over Venice drawing, located at the entrance of the ballroom.
Chihuly Mini Books
The second installment in the Portland Press Mini Book set includes Persians, Mille Fiori, and Cylinders. Compact in appearance but not in content, the books within the set boast more than 112 pages each, including images of the series after which each book is named. Essays by Davira Taragin explore the unique quality that makes each Chihuly glass series so distinctive.
A corresponding DVD accompanies every book and includes artist commentary discussing the history of each series. The DVDs are approximately 15 minutes in running time.
A total of ten books will complete the boxed set, scheduled to release in September 2010.
Seaform Series Begins Thirty Years Ago
"The Seaforms seemed to come about by accident, as much of my work does- by chance. We were experimenting with some ribbed molds when I was doing the Basket series. By blowing the pieces into ribbed molds, it gave them more strength. It's sort of like corrugated cardboard- or actually, like sea shells themselves, which are very often ribbed. Then the Baskets started looking like sea forms, so I changed the name of the series to Seaforms, which suited me just fine in that I love to walk along the beach and go to the ocean." -- Chihuly
New York, New York
October 26 - 27, 2009
As part of an ongoing relationship with Boat International, Studio representatives Billy O'Neill and Dave Rosencrans were invited to attend and give a presentation at the 2009 Superyacht Design Symposium in New York City. More than 150 people from the superyacht industry attended and participated in creative conversation with their peers.
Seattle City of Music Awards
October 14, 2009
The first inaugural Seattle City of Music Awards were recently presented at Showbox at the Market . Quincy Jones accepted the award for Outstanding Achievement for his lifetime contribution in helping to put Seattle on the map as a city of music. The award itself was created by Chihuly and was presented by Leslie Chihuly to Quincy's longtime friend and jazz legend Buddy Catlett.
Seattle City of Music Awards
Seniors Making Art
October 17, 2009
Founded by Chihuly in 1991, Seniors Making Art (SMA) is a non-profit organization that enhances lives of seniors through creative expression. Dale and Leslie showed their support for the organization by attending the annual Seniors Making Art Gala in October. Proceeds from the Gala directly benefit SMA.
Pilchuck Glass School
October 23, 2009
Dale and Leslie were pleased to serve as honorary chairs for Pilchuck's 2009 Annual Auction Gala. Pilchuck's Annual Auction presents the best in contemporary glass art, showcasing works by internationally renowned masters as well as outstanding new talents.
Palm Springs International Film Festival
Palm Springs, California
January 5, 2010
One of the events Chihuly particularly looks forward to every year is the Palm Springs International Film Festival. It combines two of his great interests: films and the talented people who create and star in them. Dale and Leslie have been avid supporters of this film festival for more than eight years, creating Chihuly awards given to such individuals as Morgan Freeman, who was presented with this year's Career Achievement Award by fellow actor Clint Eastwood.