St. Petersburg has been known as an arts and cultural area especially with the many exhibits that are going on in the area. I had a chance to attend the famous glass work of the Chihuly exhibit at the Morean Arts Center in St. Petersburg, Florida . Who is this distinguished artist? Dale Chihuly is worldwide known glass work artist who have his art work displayed in more than 200 hundred museum. Here is a excerpt of his life bio below from the Chihuly Studios:
Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Dale Chihuly was introduced to glass while attending at the University of Washington and studying interior design . After graduating in 1965, he enrolled in the first glass program in the country, at the University of Wisconsin. Chihuly continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he later established the glass program and taught for more than a decade.
In 1968, after receiving a Fulbright Fellowship, he went to work at the Venini glass factory in Venice. There he observed the team approach to blowing glass, which is critical to the way he works today. In 1971, Chihuly cofounded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. With this international glass center, Chihuly has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art.
Having a chance to look at Chihuly glass work is truly an honor. I was in awe with how he was able to come up with these designs and able to shape theses glass work to any forms structures. So if you are in St. Petersburg, Florida come and stop by the Chihuly exhibit. Check out the pinterest for the Chihuly glass works.