CHIHULY BY NIGHT: A DIFFERENT PERSPECTIVE, A UNIQUE PHOTO OPPORTUNITY AND A TOTALLY DIFFERENT PRESENTATION – COME FOR THE ART AND SHOOT THE GLOW!
SPONSORED BY UNIQUE PHOTO AND SONY
Sony cameras and Sony “fast glass” will be available for participants to try out during our visit to the exhibition.
Just bring your own SD card.
Tripods are not permitted at the NYBG but they’re not really needed, especially when shooting with Sony “fast glass”.
All of the art pictured here are Chihuly creations but are not necessarily on exhibition at the garden:
Participants will meet at Unique Photo located at 123 US Hwy. 46 (West) in Fairfield, NJ) at 4:00 p.m.
We’ll spend the next hour to an hour and a half talking about the best approach to photographing the Chihuly Exhibition.
At approximately 5:30 p.m. our chartered bus will take us to the New York Botanical Gardens for our evening photo shoot.
A gourmet box lunch/dinner, with beverages, will be provided to each participant.
Entry into the garden and exhibition will be at 6:30 p.m. The garden closes at 10:30 p.m.
Our chartered bus will return us to Unique Photo’s parking lot and our cars.
Artworks by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly will be on view at NYBG in his first major garden exhibition in New York in more than ten years. CHIHULY, presented by Bank of America, will showcase approximately 20 installations and include drawings and early works that reveal the evolution and development of Chihuly’s artistic process during his celebrated career. Set within NYBG’s landmark landscape and buildings, this sensory-filled exhibition is a must-see throughout the changing seasons from spring through fall.
The Garden’s dramatic vistas become living canvases for work created specifically for NYBG, showcasing Chihuly’s signature organic shapes in brilliant colors. Among the singular sights is a monumental reimagination of his storied 1975 Artpark installation: three new works will enliven the water features of the Native Plant Garden and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Courtyard’s Tropical Pool, reflecting the interplay and movement of color and light.
New Chihuly Installations throughout NYBG
Installations created specifically for NYBG will complement the Garden’s landscape and architecture. The water features of the Native Plant Garden and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory Courtyard’s Tropical Pool will be the setting for dramatic installations inspired by Chihuly’s early exploration of the contrast between glass and environment, resulting in a physical expression of light. Chihuly will be re-imagining his Artpark installation that he first created in the summer of 1975 when he was among nearly 40 artists invited to create temporary outdoor works in Lewiston, New York, near Niagara Falls. Chihuly will revisit this concept at NYBG, creating two new compositions drawing inspiration from the 1975 installation. The transition from day to night will provide a rare opportunity to view the effects of light as it passes through and illuminates these panels.
In an homage to the 2006 exhibition at NYBG, Chihuly’s Blue Herons, originally in the Tropical Pool, will be showcased in a new display within the Haupt Conservatory, itself considered a work of glass art. These graceful forms will be one of many examples of Chihuly sculptures seen in within the grand architecture of the landmark Victorian-style glasshouse. Other sites for the artist’s creations throughout NYBG’s 250-acre National Historic Landmark landscape include the Lillian and Amy Goldman Fountain of Life, Leon Levy Visitor Center, and Arthur and Janet Ross Conifer Arboretum. These one-of-a-kind installations will highlight the connections of artwork to the natural world.
About the Artist
Dale Chihuly, an American artist, has mastered the translucent and transparent qualities of ice, water, glass and neon, to create works of art that transform the everyday experience. He is globally renowned for his ambitious site-specific installations in public spaces as well as exhibitions presented in museums and gardens worldwide.
Born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, Dale Chihuly was introduced to glass while studying interior design at the University of Washington. After graduating in 1965, Chihuly enrolled in the first glass program in the country, at the University of Wisconsin. He continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), where he later established the glass program and taught for more than a decade.
In 1968, after receiving a Fulbright Fellowship, he went to work at the Venini glass factory in Venice. There he observed the team approach to blowing glass, which is critical to the way he works today. In 1971, Chihuly cofounded Pilchuck Glass School in Washington State. With this international glass center, Chihuly has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art.
Chihuly is globally renowned for his ambitious site-specific architectural installations in public spaces, and in exhibitions presented in more than 250 museums and gardens worldwide including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Smithsonian American Museum, and the Corning Museum of Glass. Major exhibitions include Chihuly Over Venice (1995–96); Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem (1999); Garden Cycle (2001–present); de Young Museum in San Francisco (2008); the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston (2011); Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond (2012); and the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Montreal, Canada (2013). Chihuly Garden and Glass opened at Seattle Center in 2012. Chihuly’s lifelong fascination with glasshouses has grown into a series of exhibitions within botanical settings.
For more information about Dale Chihuly and his art, please visit chihuly.com.
For those of us traveling to the New York Botanical Gardens from the New Jerey side of the Hudson River, we intend to organize car pooling from a convenient spot or two on the New Jersey Side of the river and car pool to the Bronx.
We hope you can join us.
Your AIP Organizers:
Martin Joffe, Padma Inguva and Malcolm Kahm
The “early bird” price for this event it $85.00. Price will increase to $95.00 on July 1st, 2017