Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Dale Chihuly is an amazing glass artist. He was born in Tacoma, Washington and attended college in Madison, Wisconsin. He is currently still working and creating art today. He creates beautiful glass sculptures that are breath taking. He creates his sculptures by heating the glass and uses various tools to sculpt and form the glass into organic shapes when it is hot. Many of his sculptures are a combination of smaller individual pieces put together to create one large piece. He is most famous for his chandeliers that hang from the ceilings. Many of his pieces are very colorful and he always pays close attention to the space his sculptures are in. His sculptures are very large in scale and are always the focal point of any room. Some of his art is in museums, but a lot of his art is in public places inside and out. There is actually a Chihuly chandelier right here in Green Bay hanging at the Weidner Center, so check it out if you are ever there! The 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders each created a cup/plate that was melted and strung together to create a Chihuly inspired piece of art. Students had to create a pattern with lines and colors for their design.