- Glass Artist -

"Dale Chihuly, (born September 20, 1941, Tacoma, Washington, U.S.), American artist whose glass sculptures—often presented in complex and dynamic public projects—led to a resurgence of interest in that medium.

Chihuly’s vibrantly colored organic glass creations were immediately recognizable. His technical innovations enabled the production of a tremendous range of patterns, colors, and textures. Among his several extended series were Blankets, for which he used cylindrical forms covered with patterns derived from Native American blankets; Sea forms, shapes evoking sea urchins, shells, and other marine life, and chandeliers, large-scale hanging sculptures illuminated by natural light sources. 

Variations in scale made it possible for onlookers to experience his pieces as intimate personal objects or to be completely immersed in them, as in his prismatic interior installations in a variety of public spaces. Notable among the latter were a ceiling sculpture made of more than 2,000 handblown floral shapes, installed in the lobby of the Bellagio Resort in Las Vegas, and the Light of Jerusalem project (1999–2000), a large-scale exhibition in the courtyard of the Tower of David Museum that dramatically juxtaposed more than a dozen of Chihuly’s glass installations with the timeworn rough-textured stone of the ancient site."
 - Encyclopedia Britannica updated by Adam Augustyn.

Video: Inside Dale Chihuly's Glass Studio
and Chihuly Garden and Glass

SHUTTERSTOCK- Chihuly Exhibit
DREAMSTIME- Seattle Chihuly Exhibit
Chihuly Exhibitions
Chihuly Garden and Glass
Seattle's Outside-Chihuly
Museum of Glass- Dale Chihuly
Chihuly Glass
Amazing Chihuly

All Virtual New York Urban Sketchers events are one session (10 am -12 pm EST) held on Saturdays. For participants wanting to challenge themselves sketching more of a particular locality or theme, you are welcome to do the EXTENSION SKETCH PROJECT below:

Chihuly Extension Sketch Project:
Choose of the following prompt to sketch:
  • (a)  table sculpture
  • (b)  darkened room sculpture
  • (c)  desert exhibit sculpture
  • (d)  Chihuly chandelier
*Please post your finished sketches to the USk NYC Facebook site. Be sure to add the hash tag #NUS. Please also note that while we are sponsored by USk NYC, our online event is grounded on reference images, which is a very different approach from doing the in-person, on-site urban sketch event promoted by the Urban Sketchers Manifesto.

Facilitators of Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers:
  • Theresa Smith
  • Lynda Greeley (Mama Bear)
  • Cecilia Evasco (Maricel)
  • Dina Schlesinger
  • Michael Skelly
  • Alan Wernicke
  • Elizabeth Birkby
with the assistance of Mark Leibowitz
founder of USK NYC.

Web site design by Cecilia Evasco
for Virtual NYC Urban Sketchers
under the auspices of USk NYC.
Scheduled for February 26, 2022

Upcoming:  Mardi Gras & New Orleans

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