May’s Featured Speaker: Rebecca Blackwood, Reviewer: Dale Chihuly, American Glass Sculptor.

For over four decades, glass artist Dale Chihuly, with his team of master glassblowers and assistants, has dazzled audiences with amazing glass sculptures and out-sized installations. His blown glass works are on exhibit in museums around the world.

In 1998, Chihuly created the “Fiori di Como,” the colorful glass ceiling sculpture made of more than 2,000 pieces, for Bellagio’s lobby. A large outdoor display of his works was at the Dallas Arboretum in 2012.

Chihuly Projects gives a general tour Chichuly’s work. Readers are invited to stretch beyond their relationship with light, color, design, and architecture to the voluptuous shapes and luscious colors in blown glass and to the dramatic alliance between glass, space, and people. An essay by the art writer Barbara Rose places Chihuly’s work in the context of contemporary art and his own life.

In The Art of Dale Chihuly, curator Timothy Anglin Burgard, aims to captivate Chihuly’s fans, both new and old, with a career-spanning biographical essay and stunning color photography of Chihuly’s works.

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