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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Art in the Park — Chihuly Nights

Prepare to have your mind blown if you get the opportunity to treat your eyes in person to the kaleidoscopic blown glass sculptures by artist Dale Chihuly. The exhibit is at the Dallas Arboretum through November and it is absolutely something simply can't be missed if you live in the area. My friend Christine and I recently went to the Arboretum and enjoyed a picnic, rocked out to The Molly Ringwalds (an awesome 80s cover band), and then as the sun went down, saw the incredible glass displays light up the sky at Chihuly Nights. There's no way my pictures can do this marvelous exhibit justice.




7 comments:

Ms.Mello said...

WOW! Those pictures turned out great. You will have to send me some. Such a fun night. I am going back in the fall if you want to join:)

Hannah said...

1) My sister loves the Molly Ringwalds! She goes to their shows a lot in Baton Rouge- how funny!
2) Chihuly made a beautiful orangey-yellow-red chandelier that hangs inverted at K-State's Art Museum. It's called "Prairie Fire" and looks like a gorgeous glass tornado. It will always be what reminds me of the artist. That is, besides the bellagio :)
3) I bet this exhibit is a sight to see nestled in amongst the arboretum. How cool! Thanks for sharing!

Allison said...

Hannah - The best thing about The Molly Ringwalds is that they are British! My favorite member of the band was the guy dressed like PeeWee Herman. I may take a detour from Abilene to Topeka on my next trip to see the tornado sculpture at the K-State Art Museum. Thanks!

Kelli Long said...

What beautiful art! I'll have to go see when I get back to the Big D. I love the boats!

Anonymous said...

Allison - they aren't British. That is just their stage persona. It is a joke - since a lot of 80's one-hit-wonder bands came from England. They have been performing for years. Their British accent must have gotten better over the years because they wouldn't have been able to fool anyone years ago when they first started!

Unknown said...

Their accent didn't get any better... it probably just sounds more authentic after a few drinks at one of their shows! ha ha ha

http://blog.nola.com/dougmaccash/2009/03/new_orleans_cover_band_the_mol.html

Allison said...

That's funny. They sure had me fooled even with just a few glasses of wine and a recent trip to London under my belt!