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Dale Chihuly to create “Soft Cylinder” at Museum of Glass Hot Shop with all-star team

Glass artist Dale Chihuly. Courtesy image.

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 »


Old and new Dale Chihuly at Tacoma Art Museum and Traver Gallery this summer

Tacoma is Dale Chihuly’s hometown, and there’s a surfeit of the artist’s work and life on view here this summer. At Tacoma Art Museum, “Dale Chihuly’s Northwest” opens Saturday, showcasing some of this glass artist’s early work as well as his vast collections; while at Traver Gallery there’s brand new work in the silvered “Soft Cylinder” series, a space-agey departure from the vividly colored elaborations we’re so familiar with.

“Dale Chihuly’s Northwest,” opening at TAM this weekend, was intended both to honor the artist for his contributions to the city and give an idea of what inspires him,

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Critic’s Picks: “Magic Flute” in Seattle, Tacoma Concert Band’s “Fiesta,” Family Day at Museum of Glass and Chihuly at Traver

“The Magic Flute” and free Flute-apalooza with Seattle Opera

In celebration of its production of Mozart’s “The Magic Flute,” which opens Saturday, Seattle Opera is hosting a free community Open House this Saturday, including live flute choir performances and opera arias in costume, a treasure hunt, games and a kazoo orchestra. 10 a.m., noon for guided tours (reserve online), 11:15 a.m.-noon for performances, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. other activities. Free. “The Magic Flute” runs May 7-21, tickets from $25. McCaw Hall, Seattle Center, 321 Mercer St., Seattle. 206-389-7676, www.seattleopera.org

Tacoma Concert Band’s “Fiesta”

The Tacoma Concert Band will end its current

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Free Arts Month: Calling Chihuly on the cell phone

Yesterday my free art event involved more public art, and something Tacoma’s famous for: blown glass and Dale Chihuly. We all might be used to glass art by now, but it’s worth remembering that we’re incredibly lucky to have several glassblowing studios in town, not to mention one of only a couple of glass museums in the country. And a lot of it is free. I’m talking about the Chihuly art in the museum district: in Union Station, the Bridge of Glass, the University of Washington Tacoma library, and the Swiss Pub, all of which

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