The following images are a visual depiction of the local #MarchForOurLives protest for school and gun safety, held in downtown Greenville, South Carolina on, March 24, 2018. Occurring on a breezy, almost wintry, first Saturday of spring, the rally’s attendance was estimated at 2,000 people, exceeding expectations by 100%. There were a number of speakers representing a range of citizens, from youth, to clergy, to congressional candidates. The photos give a flavor of the the breadth of the attendees, as well as the sentiments projected by the signs and placards.
Chihuly In The Gardens concludes later this month after a six month encore exhibition of globally acclaimed Dale Chihuly’s spectacular art, displayed throughout the lush, 32-acre expanse of the Atlanta Botanical Gardens (ABG). The exhibit is comprised of 19 Chihuly glass installations, many of which are plant and wildlife inspired. ABG also offers a more comprehensive experience during the evening hours with Chihuly Nights, which offers cash bars throughout the gardens and dinner at Linton’s Restaurant.
A native of Tacoma, Washington, Dale Chihuly began to explore glass as an art form while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduation in 1965 he enrolled at the country’s first glass program at the University of Wisconsin. He worked at the Venini glass factory in Venice in 1968 on a Fullbright Fellowship, where he learned the team approach to glass fine art which is key to his work today. Chihuly later started the glass program at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he taught for more than a decade.
Dale Chihuly is the recipient of a host of awards, including twelve honorary doctorates and two fellowships from the National endowment of the Arts. His work is featured in the collections of over 200 museums around the world. Chihuly is famous for his ‘Fiori Di Como’ in the lobby of the Bellagio Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas. The ABG maintains a number of Chihuly works in its permanent collection including the ‘Blue and White’ (fountain) located on the Levy Parterre, and the ‘Nepenthes Chandelier” hanging in the Hardin Visitor Center. There is also a gift shop on site where visitors can purchase pieces to start their personal Chihuly collections.
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Established in 2005, Artisphere is the annual, signature arts and cultural event for Greenville, South Carolina. Artisphere celebrates the arts as well as the rich international and multicultural flair of the region. Featured work ranges from visual to performing to culinary art forms. The exhibits include ‘Artists Row’, where various artists display and sell art pieces, several performance stages, and an ‘Art Demo Row’, with continuous demonstrations throughout the 3-day event.
The Artisphere’s stated goals include “…providing a high-quality event that attracts, entertains, educates, inspires and enriches a diverse audience and thus brings the community together through the arts”. The festival attracts tens of thousands of visitors and residents annually. With the tagline of “Arts, Culture, Life”, this year’s edition was held May 13-15, 2016. The following images give a small sampling of the sights of Artisphere 2016.
For more information visit: http://www.artisphere.org