Glass artist Dale Chihuly's work comes to Columbia

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"Premier glass artist" Dale Chihuly's "Seaforms" will be at the Columbia Museum of Art from Friday September 5 to November 30. A preview and lecture is available on September 4.

From the exhibit information:
Dale Chihuly: Seaforms includes approximately 35 glassworks and preliminary sketches from his Seaform series – colorful, undulating shell-like forms within forms, inspired by the artist’s love of the sea. Chihuly is widely recognized as the world's premier glass artist and has been the subject of many books, critical essays and PBS specials.

Chihuly’s Seaforms are reminiscent of sea creatures and shells, yet they are unpredictable abstract configurations with a transparency and colorful luminosity.


Chihuly’s art can be found in more than 225 museum collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art (NY), the Museum of Modern Art (NY), the Louvre (Paris), the Victoria and Albert Museum (London) and the Whitney Museum (NY), and he has completed more than 150 public installations around the world.

A preview and lecture is available for $25 the day before on Thursday, September 4 at 6 p.m. Detail's from the event page:
Lecture begins at 6:45 p.m. Cash bar will be available. Guests $25 at the door - guest fee can be used towards the purchase of a new membership. Members free. Kids Plus membership admits two adults and their children.

More of Chihuly's work is viewable on his Web site.