My Mom is an antique/art glass aficionado, so just for my Mom on Mother's Day, here is a slide show of some of the pieces at the ""Chihuly at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park: A New Eden" display that opened recently. From USA Today:
The displays are creations of world renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly, whose exhibition opens Friday at the gardens and sculpture park in Grand Rapids, Mich., and runs through Sept. 30. The lush, expansive grounds will provide a backdrop that will change with the seasons.
"It's really going to be quite a strong visual sensation," chief curator Joseph Becherer said of the exhibition, which includes towers up to 30 feet and other works.
"Chihuly at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park: A New Eden" is four years in the making and among Chihuly's largest showings. The Seattle-based artist's works will be displayed at 15 sites, sharing surroundings with a permanent collection that includes pieces from sculptors Auguste Rodin, Henry Moore and Mark di Suvero.
Strong visual sensation is exactly what it is - the pieces are so striking, and yet blend in with the Gardens in a way that you really need to see first hand to appreciate. The pictures really can't do the show justice, so, get to this exhibit this year if you can. And Mom, I hope you can make it down here to check it out - it's like "Fenton Gone Wild". You would love it. Happy Mother's Day!
A few tidbits from the week: