Chihuly at the Dallas Arboretum

After being in Dallas for nearly six months, the Dale Chihuly exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum closed December 31.

Red glass forms by Dale Chihuly. Photo by Angela Alston.

Red glass forms by Dale Chihuly. Photo by Angela Alston.

My husband and I got ourselves down there, motivated by the imminent close. It was cold enough to wear hats, gloves, and winter coats, but hundreds of other visitors joined us.

At the Dallas Arboretum entrance. Photo by Angela Alston.

At the Dallas Arboretum entrance. Photo by Angela Alston.

Known for his sea forms, Chihuly created some stunning shapes new to me for this exhibit. Giant multi-colored explosions. Lines of “ferns.”

My favorites–impossible to shoot well–were a series of five or six bluish blocks placed in a cascading streams. Perfectly situated.

Chihuly forms. Photo by Angela Alston.

Chihuly forms. Photo by Angela Alston.

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