“Chihuly in the Hotshop” airs; VMFA announces Chihuly exhibit
In 2006, world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly reunited glassblowers from important periods of his career in a weeklong residency at the Museum of Glass in his hometown of Tacoma, Washington. The residency brought 40 artists and gaffers together to produce pieces revisiting 13 of Chihuly’s most important and best-known series. Chihuly in the Hotshop (February 23 at 8 p.m. on WCVW PBS) captures highlights of that historic event, following Chihuly and his teams as they create magnificent works of glass art before an appreciative live audience in the museum’s state-of-the-art hotshop. Filmed in high-definition, the documentary offers an intimate, close-up view of the artist’s process, from initial design to completed piece.
AIRS Thursday, February 23 at 8 p.m. on WCVW PBS
Want to learn more about Dale Chihuly and see his work? The Virginia Museum of Fine Arts has just announced the internationally renowned artist will have a major, site-specific exhibition from October 20, 2012 through February 10, 2013. For more information on the event, click here to get to the VMFA’s site.