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Transcript of Dale Chihuly
http://hollysartcorner.blogspot.com/2011/07/2011-project-6-chihuly-inspired.html 1941- Dale Chihuly was born in Tacoma,
Washington 1959- He attended College of Puget Sound 1960- Transfers to University of Washington and studied artchitecture and interior design 1961- Learns to melt and fuse glass after joining Delta Kappa Elipson 1962- Goes to Europe to pursue art 1963- Reinspired he returns to college at the
University of Washington and starts
to weave glass into tapestries. 1964- He wins an award for his use of
fiber and glass so he returns to Europe
and he frequents Ireland. 1965- He graduates with a B.A. in Interior design and
goes to design for John Graham. Chihuly won the most esteemed award from the American Institution of interior design. He blows his first glass bubble while experimenting. 1966- He saves up enough money to study under the renowned Harvey Littleton in the best glass blowing program located at the University of Wisconsin at Madison on full scholarship. He acquired an M. S. in sculpture. 1967- Chihuly enrolls in RISD and he creates experimental works inspired by Stanislav Libenský and Jaroslava Brychtová at the Czechoslovak pavilion. 1968- Graduates from RISD with a M.F.A. in ceramics. He returns to Europe through funding received from a Fulbright Fellowship. Ludovico de Santillana invites
Chihuly to become the first American glass
blower to work at Venini factory on the island
of Murano. 1969- He becomes the founder of the glass program at RISD and teaches full time for
11 years 1971-He receives a grant to work with Ruth Tamura on his first environmental piece "Philchuck Pond". 1972- While working in Pilchuck his studio in Providence, RI burns down. He returns to Venice to work with James Carpenter to create "Rondel Door" using architectural structures. Upon returning to Providence they have gain discovery with dry ice, neon and bent glass. 1974- He tours Europe with Thomas Buechner from Coming Museum of glass and the head of the design department at Stuben Glass. Chihuly helped to build a glass studio in Santa Fe at the Institute of American Indian Art and he develops his technique of picking up glass threads onto larger pieces. He works with Carpenter again to create "Corning Wall" 1975- Chihuly begins his series "Navajo Blanket Cylinders" with Kate Elliot creating intricate thread drawings for the pieces. He receives a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artist grant. He then begins "Irish Cylinders". 1976- Dale Chihuly is involved in a fatal while visiting Great Britain. The car accident left him 256 stitches to his face, leaving him permanently blind in his left eye, and permanently damaging his right ankle and foot. He returns to Providence to become the head of the Glass and Sculpture departments. 1977- Chihuly was inspired by Northewest Indian baskets and he begins a new series in Pilchuck. He works with Benjamin Moore as the gaffer ane he continues to teach at RISD and Pacific Northwest. 1978- Chihuly forms an artistic partnership with student William Morris and they work together for eight years. 1979-Current- Dale Chihuly turned to drawings to communicate his designs. He is still a practicing artist and he continues to instruct in addition to traveling the world. This piece was inspired by Dale Chihuly's art and would make a wonderful lesson plan for children because it is constructed out of shrinky dink paper, permanent markers and a glue gun Chihuly at the VMFA
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, Virginia
Group Exhibition: Making Worlds
Venice Biennale, Venice, Italy
Chihuly at The New York Botanical Garden New York Botanical Garden, Bronx, New York
Chihuly in Vallauris, Merveilles de verre Musée Magnelli, musée de la céramique, Vallauris, France
Gardens of Glass: Chihuly at Kew Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Surrey, United Kingdom
Fire and Ice: Dale Chihuly, Installation SASan Antonio Museum of Art, San Antonio, Texas
Chihuly 2002: Salt Lake Olympic Winter Games
Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, Utah