Chihuly at Fairchild Garden

From December 3rd through May 31st, 2006Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is hosting a glass art exhibition by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. Chihuly at Fairchild is the first exhibition of its kind to be held at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden. A spectacular sequence of organically shaped and vibrantly colored glass sculptures will be set throughout Fairchild’s 83-acre garden landscape. The exhibition has been specifically designed to respond to Fairchild’s collections, landscape, and vistas. Dale Chihuly is a leading figure of contemporary glass and has exhibited extensively in the United States and internationally, from Venice to Jerusalem, Iceland to Japan and most recently England. Chihuly at Fairchild, presented by Target will include some of Chihuly’s best-loved series of work, including Macchia, Ikebana and Chandeliers, as well as some never before seen works like the Neon Tumbleweeds “We are thrilled that the world’s best glass artist, Dale Chihuly, is coming to the world’s best tropical botanic garden,” commented Dr. Mike Maunder, director of Fairchild. He added, “Fairchild is famous for its conservation work and educational outreach, as well as for its stunning landscapes. Mr. Chihuly’s art and Fairchild’s beauty are truly a magical combination. Chihuly’s glass art pieces, with their beautiful shapes and colors, will encompass a majority of Fairchild’s uplands, including the palmetum, arboretum and its two conservatories. “We’re certain that as you stroll through the garden, you’ll wonder if what you’re looking at is glass or nature,” said Maunder. For more information, please call: 305.667.1651

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