It’s a few weeks off, but Chihuly glass fans might want to mark their calendars: glass icon and Tacoma boy Dale Chihuly is returning for one day on Sept. 23 to the Museum of Glass Hot Shop to work with an all-star glass-blowing team that includes Joey Kirkpatrick, Flora Mace, James Mongrain and Joey DeCamp. They’ll create one of Chihuly’s “Soft Cylinders” series.
“We are so pleased to have Dale back at MOG to help us celebrate our 10th anniversary,” states Museum of Glass Executive Director Susan Warner. “His career has paved the way for so many young artists—in fact, he made a special request to ensure students from the Hilltop Artists program have the opportunity to come and see him and his team working in the Hot Shop. Because of Dale, the Pacific Northwest has become a major glass center.”
One of the masterminds behind the creation of the Museum of Glass, Chihuly was the Hot Shop’s first visiting artist at the museum’s opening weekend in July 2002. Read more »