Thursday, January 10, 2013

It was worth the wait . . .


. . . an afternoon drive and the walking around in 22 degree weather.

The day before we went to the pole vault camp we took a slight detour to the Chihuly glass exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum. I wasn't able to get up there during the summer and thankfully due to it's popularity they extended it to the end of the year...I had 5 days to spare. Of course, there wasn't much in the way of blooming flowers, but that's probably a good thing, it would have just distracted me. And as it was I had less than two hours before they closed or the sun went down, which ever came first. Well, really I got cheated out of 15 more minutes because my son decided to wear socks with flip flops? His feet were cold....ahh, teenagers!

I thought I would let you just stroll quietly through the exhibit . . .

"Blue Herons"





"Crystals"

"Reeds"


"Persian Pond"





"Carnival Boat" in background



"Boat with floats"




"Tower"
(Photo Art Friday using Brown Rice Paper from Bonnie)

I was very happy that I finally got to see this! It was beautiful and there was something at every turn, I just hope I made every turn and didn't miss something in our rushed state. I usually like to coast a bit slower.

  I'm keeping my fingers crossed the weatherman is WRONG in his forecast of more rain this weekend....I had a date with a reenactment of the Battle of Galveston that I don't really want to miss.

Hope you have a great weekend!
Love, Kim
XO

The Chicken Chick

51 comments:

Pieces of Sunshine said...

What a stunning exhibition, I've never seen anything like it. The colours and shapes are fantastic. Beautifully photographed Kim.

SKC said...

OH what beautiful glass this is.. great shots. Hope the rain stays away for you.

Sherri B. said...

These are spectacular...truly amazing glass creations! Thanks so much for sharing, Kim - I would love to see this in person! I'll keep my fingers crossed that the rain decides to stay away from you this weekend.

Nicki said...

The use of glass in this arboretum is magnificent. We have a blown-glass company (Blenko) locally and they have bits and pieces of art beyond their sale pieces - but something like what you have photographed would be exceptional.

Glad you got some time there to capture these pictures.

PS said...

It looks even better in you photos.

But yes it was very cold. My blood must be thinning having lived in Texas for 20 years. Back to a donut rich diet to thicken it up.

Kim C. said...

Oh my goodness! I had no idea such places existed! These exhibits are beautiful! I'm really drawn to Blue Herons. Hope you get a nice sunny weekend. We've been cloudy and wet here in Georgia, too.

Janet Bocciardi said...

The most beautiful photos I've seen of this exhibit, Kim! Takes your breath away. If you ever get to Tacoma/Seattle you'll have to include the glass museum and park in your visit... of course if that happens I'll want to see you too!!

Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's!

Pride In Photos said...

The boat with the floats...I could of taken a hundred pics of that scenery!!! SO gorgeous all of it...what a lucky girl to see it in person. Thanks for sharing!
Laurie

Barbara said...

I love these exhibits, I was just telling Terri when we were at the Botanical Gardens this week I thought it was the best exhibit that has been here. His exhibits always fit into the landscapes so well. I know you enjoyed this a lot from the look of the photos.

Mary Gene Atwood said...

Amazing! How I would love to see this exhibit. Thanks for sharing, I'm sure this is as close as I'll get!

Comfypjs said...

What a gorgeous exhibit! Glad you were able to photograph and share it with us!

Kerri said...

Truly magnificent.... I want to visit!

The Artful Diva said...

Oh my - what a fabulous Chihuly collection. I have never seen it displayed like this - fantastic setting. The Naples Museum of Art has several of his chandeliers and a ceiling too - but I like the Dallas Arboretum collection best!

Dina Lettre said...

Oh! Such happy colors...and I love all of the reflections. Really beautiful, Kim.

TesoriTrovati said...

Holy moly! That is astonishing gorgeousness. I am so glad you got to see it! And share the beautiful pictures you took. Wonder-full.
Enjoy the day.
Erin

Kathy said...

Wow Kim,, those colors are amaaaaaazing! BTW, I don't knoiw why but your posts aren't showing up in my feed. Hmmmmmm, gonna have to figure this out!

Maureen said...

Stunning glass!

Brenda said...

Definitely worth the wait! We saw a similiar exhibit at the Columbus Botanical Gardens and it was breathtaking. Your images capture the beauty of the water and glass, each reflecting the other. He is such a creative force and the combination of his glass pieces within a natural environment is stunning.

Deanna said...

I have seen bits and pieces of his work, but never this much at one time. Glad you were able to see all this and capture it and then share it with us. Stunning, would have loved to stroll thru there with you.

Barbara said...

What an amazing exhibit! I hate that I missed it. Thank you for sharing it here!

Kathryn said...

Wow, crazy beautiful Kim. You always find the magic.

Elisa said...

I've never heard of this exhibit but it looks stunning! I can only imagine it in full bloom. I loved "Persian Pond" the most. Stunning!

Tamar SB said...

Isn't Chihuly amazing!! I got to see it here at the art museum almost 2 years ago and I still dream about it!! Love how so many statues were so well integrated into the natural scene!

Cathy H. said...

Oh, this is wonderful!! I got to see one of his exhibits at our art center (inside not out) and it was beautiful, but no where near as stunning as this!! Glass in all that nature...be still my heart!!

Melissa Bliss Rich said...

Whoa! Those are amazing!! Gorgeous pics. What a fantastic display!

Susan Beth said...

I've never heard of that place before, and love it based on your photos!

Kelly said...

ahhhhhhhhhhh i'd spend SOOOOOOO much time shooting that boat and the baubles in the water. This is SO cool Kim

Kelly said...

ahhhhhhhhhhh i'd spend SOOOOOOO much time shooting that boat and the baubles in the water. This is SO cool Kim

Barbara said...

It looks a fabulous exhibition, love that Persian Pond!

Ida said...

Wow, Wow & Wow! All these glass shots are amazing and so cool. Loved the Herons and the Persian Pond. - Also love your piece with Bonnie's texture. It has a hint of a Southwestern feel to it that I find appealing.

Linda R said...

What an amazing place. So many cool exhibits. So glad you got to visit so you could show them to us. Such awesome photos my friend.

Anki-itte said...

Very intresting pictures.

Currie Silver said...

I so enJOYed this, Kim!! I got to see Chihuly in Phoenix back in Spring 2009. It seemed all I did was take pictures. Of course at that point I hadn't a clue how to digitally fiddle with them, but I still have them and enJOY pulling them out and taking my time savouring them.
BEautimous!!

Bonnie said...

Be still my heart! What incredible photographs - great material for future photo art.

Your edited piece for PAF has such a timeless feel to it. Beautiful, Kim!

Mitzi said...

Wow! What a truly amazingly beautiful exhibit! The photos are awesome! Happy Friday!

john said...

Wonderful post. the pictures you capture are magnificent. thanks for sharing.

momphotographer said...

what an exhibition! I would love to see it. Your photographs are amazing.

Miriam said...

Oh my goodness what beautiful pictures. I would so love to see this irl. You did a great job showing off the exhibits.

Marvett Smith said...

What a stunning exhibit! Wonderful images Kim!

Carol said...

Oh, Kim, thank you for sharing this exhibition. I've seen a few pieces of his work but never such a collection. Imagine being able to produce work like this.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Simply amazing photos!

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous Kim, how lucky are you to see that exhibit. Your photos are beautiful. Hope your New Year is off to a good start.

Tiffany

Katherines Corner said...

thank you for taking us to this amazing exhibit. the blue herons are my favorite! Thank you for sharing at the hop xo

Andrea Dawn said...

Absolutely stunning photos, Kim. Especially love the glass balls on the pond. Great, great post.

Bettina Bäck said...

So many lovely, beautiful and humoristic artobjects. Thank you for the photos! :-)

Marcie said...

These are fabulous!! I recently saw his work at the MFA here in Boston. Your images reminded me of how spectacular his work is!!

Gina @ Kleinworth & Co. said...

Oh my stars - what a beautiful place. I would have snapped like crazy. So lovely!

Ross said...

All I can say is wow! These shots are absolutely amazing.

bon bon said...

beautiful exhibit! sorry it couldn't have been warmer, but there were probably less crowds that way. :)

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Tina´s PicStory said...

what a fantastic world! great pics! :)

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