Famous sculptor Dale Chihuly heads to Catalina Island – Press Telegram
Renowned glass artist and sculptor Dale Chihuly is removing his work from the mainland for his next major exhibition titled “Chihuly at the Catalina Island Museum”.
It will occupy the entire space of the new 18,000-square-foot Catalina Island Museum, which opened in June.
“So much attention has gone into creating an impressive environment for our visitors. We wanted our first major exhibition to complement this vision. Without a doubt, Dale Chihuly’s work will inspire the mind-blowing factor that we want our visitors to experience at the museum and take with them when they leave, ”Julie Perlin Lee, Executive Director of the Catalina Island Museum, said in a statement.
The acclaimed artist is known for his elaborate, colorful and massive glass sculptures that are often reminiscent of flowing water, ice and other natural elements.
His work has previously been exhibited in places such as the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the de Young Museum in San Francisco.
The Catalina exhibit will feature several of the artist’s large-scale installations, including an 18-foot chandelier installation in the lobby.
Admission is $ 15 to $ 17 and free for children under 15. The museum is located at 217 Metropole Avenue, Avalon, 310-510-2414 or www.catalinamuseum.org.