SEATTLE, Nov. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This winter, Nov. 12, 2014 – Jan. 28, 2015, visitors to Seattle's Chihuly Garden and Glass, which offers a look at the most comprehensive collection of Dale Chihuly's artwork on public view, will be greeted with a new installation by the artist. White Winter Tower with Golden Putti, a 14-foot-tall white and gold piece, celebrates the Venetian influence on Chihuly's work. It also features elements of the artist's adored Putti series.
Originally, the Putti series, evolved from an invitation Chihuly received in 1989 to conduct a demonstration at Pilchuck Glass School with Italian Master Pino Signoretto, combined vessel forms with solid hot-glass figurative sculpture. Putto, Italian for cherub, is often associated with wood or plaster forms that lent lightheartedness to Renaissance and Baroque art.
As a result of the work with Signoretto, Chihuly found that glass as a medium highlighted the mischievous personalities of the Putti, inspiring him to experiment with them in his Venetian series, and later Ikebana. They are, however, not often found in Chihuly's dramatic Towers or Chandeliers, making White Winter Tower with Golden Putti a truly unique artwork experience for visitors.
"It's a great honor for us to be able to showcase a new work, created specifically for the unique environment of the Glasshouse," said Michelle Bufano, executive director, Chihuly Garden and Glass. "Not only are we starting a new holiday tradition that is going to delight our guests, this particular piece expands the narrative on Dale Chihuly's work that we are able to share with our visitors."
In addition to the White Winter Tower with Golden Putti, Chihuly Garden and Glass is also presenting special programming for families this holiday season. Every Sunday, Nov. 30-Dec. 21, 2014, the exhibition will offer tours, art activities and musical performances perfectly suited for families and kids of all ages. Details and timing for specific programs is available at http://www.chihulygardenandglass.com/events. All activities are included in the price of admission.
About Chihuly Garden and Glass
Located at Seattle Center, Chihuly Garden and Glass brings together all the elements of Dale Chihuly's work, including Drawings, signature glass series, large architectural installations and personal collections in a long-term exhibition. For more information visit: www.chihulygardenandglass.com.
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