When it comes to the display of flowers and plants, why not add an exhibition of colorful glass artwork to the picture?
For a limited time, Denver Botanic Gardens has brought in the Rocky Mountain Region’s first major outdoor exhibition of artwork by famed glass-blowing artist, Dale Chihuly. If you haven’t seen his glass pieces before, this is an exhibit you don’t want to miss!
Seeing is Believing
The journey begins with the show stopping “Blue Icicle Towers,” a 2014 piece that shatters your mind as you first enter the garden. Just a few steps down the path you will find “Summer Sun,” from 2010, a sphere of fiery, orange tentacles propped on a singular column.
From there, the display changes, as the artwork becomes integrated with the plants and fountains. You will find that everywhere you look, everywhere you go - there is a touch of Chihuly waiting to blow you away. Don’t wait too long to visit - this traveling exhibit is here in Denver only until November 30th.
Well known for his development of glass, Chihuly turned his vision into a fine art. He was introduced to glass blowing while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country at the University of Wisconsin. A few years later, he went to work at the Venini glass factory in Venice where he observed the team approach to blowing glass, and that is what formed the way he designs his artwork today.
He has given the world a reason to take glass blowing seriously as an art form with his elaborate chandeliers, fragile seashells, brilliant baskets, and the simple, yet exquisite balls, rods and cones.
Don’t Miss the Chihuly Experience
This traveling exhibit is making its way through the U.S., with Denver being the first stop on the list. It has been at the Denver Botanic Gardens since June, and heads to the Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Florida for its premiere on December 6th. Make sure to attend now before the glass blows away!