Chihuly at the de Yound

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I had said I would post some pics of Chihuly at the de Young museum in
San Francisco.
The pics don't do it justice....it was beyond gorgeous!!  Here's the
link:

http://community.webshots.com/user/kytravelrn


just me,
Cathy from KY in CA

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oops...de Young....not de Yound!!

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On 3/28/11 2:44 AM, Cathy from KY in CA wrote:
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very nice

some day, there will a show of his works I can get to!

Chihuly & Colonial Embroidery at MFA Boston
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It's coming! The MFA will have a Chihuly exhibition from April 10 to August
7. Also, they will have an exhibition of Embroideries of Colonial Boston
from April 2 to August 28. Come down for a day and you can do them both!

And if you do, I'm just down the street from the museum.

Haven't checked RCTN in a while, what with four hospitalizations in 2010 and
newly arthritic fingers, but I do look in occasionally.

Felice




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Ooh. I need to find time to come on down.
-Margaret in MA
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On 3/28/11 12:29 PM, Margaret St. John wrote:
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DITTO

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On 3/28/11 3:39 PM, in article imqo66$sqc$1@dont-email.me, "Cheryl Isaak"

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Ditto - but for coming up instead of down ;^)

Nice to see you back, Felice.  Hope you're doing well.

ellice


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Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Chihuly: Through the Looking Glass
April 10, 2011 - August 7, 2011

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When we went they have a movie that is about an hour or so long for
you to go watch after
you go thru the exhibit.  It was very crowded so we decided to watch
the film first.  We were
glad we did because it shows him working and making all his pieces.
Each collection has a theme
and he would tell you about each theme and what inspired him to make
it.

We found it more interesting as we went thru, to know all this as we
looked at each collection.

Each room was just more amazing than the last!  There are HUGE pieces
that hang from the ceiling.  In the
last room, the exhibit is the length of a huge room and pieces in it
are about 15 feet tall!!

Go early and plan for the whole day......we went through all the rooms
several times...and each time, we would
see things we had missed before.

just me,
Cathy from KY in CA

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On Tue, 29 Mar 2011 20:51:39 -0700 (PDT), Cathy from KY in CA

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I googled him and found his own site very interesting.

http://www.chihuly.com

Thanks for bringing him to my attention - I was probably lacking that
I didn't know about him before .

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On 3/30/11 6:07 AM, snipped-for-privacy@fl.it wrote:
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there is something about him that compels - both himself and his works.
C

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On Wed, 30 Mar 2011 06:27:44 -0400, Cheryl Isaak


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There was a lovely glass ceiling at The Venetian in Las Vegas - I
wonder now if he was the person who created it.  Pretty much
everything about Vegas was forgettable (sorry if someone lives there)
but that ceiling has stayed in my memory.

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On Wed, 30 Mar 2011 06:27:44 -0400, Cheryl Isaak


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OK, wrong hotel it was the Bellagio

http://www.bellagio.com/amenities/fiori-di-como.aspx

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This past year we saw a documentary about the making of some huge museum
installation by Chihuly .  I believe we saw it on OVATION - the arts
network, but also there is a show that cycles around on the PBS network.
For those interested, I got a DVD set from the library - IIRC it was called
"365 Chihuly" .  He's an amazing person, and has quite a group of artists
that work with him.

One year on Top Chef they had a challenge to do with dishes inspired by
artists exhibits - and one of them had the Chihuly exhibit.  I think it
must've been the Vegas season, and this woman tried to say she'd been
inspired by a large Chihuly sculpture in one of the hotels.  The judges
didn't think she did too well - but the Chihuly piece shown was fabulous.

Ellice


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On 3/30/11 9:13 AM, Ellice K. wrote:
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there are couple of shows on HD Theater or the ilk - one on an
installation at Kew, one in Venice and can not recall if there were more.

C

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On 3/29/11 6:28 PM, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:
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ok - you want to join us when we go George?

C

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Depends on when you go and if we can make it. We spend a lot of time in
Maine over the summer. We will go, just not sure when. We saw his work t`he
last time we went to Pittsburgh to visit my brother at CMU. His work is
fascinating. My brother has one of his pieces.

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day's work. Work *is* what gives us our dignity, as well as our sense of
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On 3/31/2011 5:39 PM, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com wrote:
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I was not familiar with him, and his work.

I love glass art..and am building a small collection of Josh Simpson's
work. They aren't cheap...but what things worth looking at, and losing
yourself in, are? His is blown art, and no piece is identical.
Absolutely love them He is from Mass...and at this time his wife is up
in the sky at the S;pace Station.(Cady Coleman)

 From earth to sky..........what a range of interests.

Gill

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On Thu, 31 Mar 2011 19:07:49 -0400, Gillian Murray


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Indeed - if there is something I would regret that I never will do
that is see the earth from space.  From all I read and see, it really
must be a tug.

Who knows ?   Maybe after one is dead ?

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That's pretty cool, having a Chihuly piece.  When I was at CMU the path from
my office thru to the student union was thru the basement of the building
which has the Chem Eng/Chem upstairs, and the Materials Science &
Glass/Ceramic studios downstairs.  Walked thru those glass labs a lot, and
was constantly fascinated with the work done there by the glass artists.

DH is playing in a hockey tourney in Pgh in mid-May.  I'm slightly tempted
to go along...and visit Pgh.  OTOH, it's a tournament of refs from all over,
and a weekend with the boys drinking beer may be too much for me ...at least
at this particular time.

Ellice
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