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Chihuly Nights – Atlanta Botanical Gardens

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.

See Chihuly in the Gardens at Atlanta Botanical Gardens through October 30, 2016 or visit:

http://atlantabg.org/visit/events/chihuly

Nepenthes Chandelier (2004) hangs in the Hardin Visitor Center

Nepenthes Chandelier (2004) hangs in the Hardin Visitor Center

#1: Indigo Icicle Tower (2015) is just behind the Hardin Visitor Center

#1: Indigo Icicle Tower (2015) is just behind the Hardin Visitor Center

#2: The Fern Dell Paintbrushes (2016), in the setting sun of Anne Cox Chambers Southern Seasons Garden

#2: The Fern Dell Paintbrushes (2016), in the setting sun of Anne Cox Chambers Southern Seasons Garden

#3: Green Hornets & Water Drops (2016) and the Neodymium Reeds (2014) are located below the Kendeda Canopy Walk

#3: Green Hornets & Water Drops (2016) and the Neodymium Reeds (2014) are located below the Kendeda Canopy Walk

#4: Chartreuse Hornet Polyvitro Chandelier (2014) hangs above Kendeda Canopy Walk

#4: Chartreuse Hornet Polyvitro Chandelier (2014) hangs above Kendeda Canopy Walk

#6: Saffron Tower (2008) is located at the head of the Water Mirror

#6: Saffron Tower (2008) is located at the head of the Water Mirror

#7: White Belugas (2014) at the entrance to the Sourwood Terrace

#7: White Belugas (2014) at the entrance to the Sourwood Terrace

#8: Fiori Boat and Niijima Floats (2016), at dusk in the Cascades Garden area

#8: Fiori Boat and Niijima Floats (2016), at dusk in the Cascades Garden area

#10: Sol Del Citron (2014) at the entrance to Linton's

#10: Sol Del Citron (2014) at the entrance to Linton’s Restaurant

Parterre Fountain Installation (2004), with BOA tower in the background, is a part of Atlanta Botanical Garden's permanent Chihuly collection.

Parterre Fountain Installation (2004) with BOA tower in the background, is a part of Atlanta Botanical Garden’s permanent Chihuly collection.

#14: Sapphire Star (2010)

#14: Sapphire Star (2010)

 

Artisphere 2016 – Greenville, South Carolina

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.

Saturday morning parade

Saturday morning parade

Saturday morning parade

Saturday morning parade

Rachel Troublefield's Saturday performance at the Acoustic Cafe Stage

Rachel Troublefield’s Saturday performance at the Acoustic Cafe Stage

Marie-Helene L. Grabman exhibits her 'scherenschnitte' (scissor cutting) art

Marie-Helene L. Grabman exhibits her ‘scherenschnitte’ (scissor cutting) art

Festival-goers near the Culinary Arts Cafe Stage

Festival-goers mingle near the Culinary Arts Cafe Stage

Kelly Jo & PhatLip rock the Culinary Arts Cafe Stage Sunday afternoon

Kelly Jo & PhatLip rock the Culinary Arts Cafe Stage Sunday afternoon

Yes, she is real!

Yes, she is real!

Greenville downtown free trolley

Greenville downtown free trolley

South Main Street at the Falls Park Bridge

South Main Street at the Falls Park Bridge

Pottery wheel demonstration

Pottery wheel demonstration

Clemson graduate student Amber discusses the large format camera

Clemson graduate student Amber discusses the large format camera

Article from metal work demonstration

Product from metal work demonstration

Jonathan Scales (Fourcestra) at the Culinary Arts Stage

Jonathan Scales (Fourcestra) at the Culinary Arts Stage

Kylie Odetta performing at the Acoustic Cafe stage on Sunday

Kylie Odetta performing at the Acoustic Cafe stage on Sunday

Mike Behr is one of several participating photo artists

Mike Behr was one of several participating photo artists

Cirque Motion - Juggling for the 'pretzel'

Cirque Motion, circus arts performance – Juggling for the ‘pretzel’

Cirque Motion - Balance & Jump

Cirque Motion – Balance & jump rope

Festival booths in the historic West End District

Festival booths in the historic West End District

For more information visit:  http://www.artisphere.org