New exhibition launched at Dallas Arboretum

June 20, 2012 by  

The glass sculpture exhibition “Chihuly at the Dallas Arboretum” will be unveiled today, June 20, at Dallas Arboretum located at 8525 Garland Road in Dallas, Texas, just a short drive from McKinney. The garden will be open from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday evenings to view this display with its unique lighting effects.

The Dallas Arboretum will feature Dale Chihuly’s “Chilhuly Nights.” A mystical and magical illumination of pieces, some from his “Glass Half Empty” collection, is highlighted with special effects lighting. Chihuly’s brightly colored flower-shaped glasswork just seems to make perfect sense in a garden setting like the Arboretum and his original glass display in a garden setting took place in Chicago’s Garfield Park Conservatory. This period of his artwork has become known as the “Garden Cycle.”
The dramatic glass sculptures will be presented in fifteen locations on the grounds of the 66-acre Dallas Arboretum. They are free-standing and include ikebana flowers, herons, chandeliers of glass, and bowing reeds. Chihuly’s large-scale artwork drawings and installations have appeared in gardens, museums, and galleries around the world. In the last decade, his artwork has appeared in seven countries as part of 97 individual exhibitions.

Brochure printing and poster printing may have been used to promote this colorful glass exhibition. Prices of admission varies depending on age groups and whether attending during daytime or the evening. Members receive a discounted admission. Parking for this event costs $10. For additional information, please visit the Dallas Arboretum website or call during the regular business hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.