How His Garden Blows

Seattle comedian Brad Upton recently said, “You’d think the world’s greatest glass artist would make himself an eye.” That’s funny. Love him or loathe him, Dale Chihuly is often credited as revolutionizing the studio glass movement, and his exhibit at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden brought nearly 300,000 visitors to the gardens last year. Now the eye-patch-wearing artist -- who claimed he would never exhibit in the same place twice -- is returning to Fairchild for an expanded show featuring sculptures by other artists, including Franz West, Mark Dion, Joshua Levine, Ursula von Rydingsvard, Michele Oka Doner, and Daisy Youngblood. Local artist Wendy Wischer, as well as students from the New World School of the Arts, will also have works on display. Meet Chihuly at a special book-signing this morning at 11:00. The exhibit runs through May 31. You can also see a special illuminated exhibit Thursday evenings from 6:00 to 9:00. Admission for Tropical Chihuly Nights is $30, $20 for children.
Dec. 10-May 31


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