Dale Chihuly: Sculpture in Glass
In conjunction with the CSO’s concert performance at the Ohio Theatre of the opera Bluebeard’s Castle by Béla Bartók, featuring new sculptures in glass by Dale Chihuly, this program will include a brief illustrated talk on the art of Chihuly. The artist’s striking glass sculptures, organic in form and brilliantly vibrant in color, are known the world over. Among his well-known series are Seaforms, inspired by shells, sea urchins, and acquatic creatures, and Chandeliers, consisting of exuberant hanging sculptures. The CMA’s work by Chihuly, Isola di San Giacomo in Palude, installed in the museum’s Derby court since 1999, is a favorite of visitors. A native of the state of Washington, Chihuly directs a large studio in Seattle. It was in that city that Chihuly first designed stage sets for a Seattle Symphony’s production of Bluebeard’s Castle in 2007.
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