Chihuly in the Garden

Dale Chihuly, Denver Botanic Garden, glass art

The genius of Dale Chihuly is on vibrant display at the Denver Botanical Garden.  The Chihuly “Garden Cycle” exhibit began in 2001 at botanical gardens around the country, displaying the unique language of glass art forms and nature. We visited the exhibit at the Dallas Arboretum a few years ago, but I must say the exhibit in Denver is fabulous! Visitors are mesmerized by colors and shapes of the glass sculpture in such a beautiful garden setting!

glass sculpture, Dale Chihuly, Denver

The rich orange and reds of the glass sculpture are an interesting counterpoint to the fall colored trees.

lily pond, glass sculpture, Dale Chihuly

A lily pond shimmers with green and purple reflections.

glass sculpture, Dale Chihuly

Japanese garden, glass art, Dale Chihuly

The Japanese Garden features giant and colorful glass floats in various shades of blue.

Dale Chihuly, glass balls

A wooden boat is filled with giant glass balls of tantalizing colors.

glass sculpture, Denver Botanic Gardens, Dale Chihuly

Rich red glass sculptures undulate on a grassy field, almost like they have been there forever.

European garden, glass sculpture, Dale Chihuly

This traditional European-styled garden is the perfect place for this very large glass tree creation.

glass sculpture, Dale Chihuly

A creatively inspired butterfly alights on a twisted glass branch sculpture.

tropical, Denver Botanic Gardens, Dale Chihuly

Red flower-form creations complement wild nature in the tropical greenhouse.

Denver Botanical Garden, glass sculpture, Dale Chihyly

We found the perfect spot to enjoy both lunch and Chihuly’s exotic shapes in the reflecting pool.  I can’t remember experiencing such a wonderful fall morning with wonderful glass art and nature mixed to absolute perfection! The Denver exhibit continues to November 30. There are still tickets available to see the exhibit lit up at night. The Fairchild Tropical Botanical Gardens in Miami, Florida, will exhibit Chihuly’s “Garden Cycle” from December 6 to May 31, 2015.
Denver Art Museum, Cartier, jewelry

On November 16th the doors of the Denver Art Museum will open for a dazzling exhibit, “Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century.” Marla and I visited the San Francisco Legion of Honor’s 2010 Cartier exhibition and found it totally mesmerizing! Denver’s Cartier exhibit will be the only one of its kind in America and will be a definite must see for anyone interested in jewelry and decorative art. We can’t wait!

Cartier, Czars of Russia, Roaring 20

“The evolution of Cartier takes us on a journey through 20th century history, from the era of the last Czars in Russia to the Roaring ‘20s in America to the onset of Hollywood glamour as we know it.”

Cartier, necklace, Maharaja

The creativity of the Cartier brothers and their designers are on display with this necklace made for Sir Bhupindra Singh Maharaja of Patiala in 1928.

Denver Art Museum, emerald necklace

To promote the Cartier exhibit the Denver Art Museum created an ice sculpture in the shape of one of their most famous emerald necklaces. I am sure it melted some hearts as well!

Denver Art Museum, Cartier

hor d' oeuvres, Denver Art Museum, Matisse and Friends

For a delicious hors d’oeuvres before seeing the Cartier show in November, art lovers should visit the Denver Art Museum exhibit “Matisse and Friends”, going on now.

jewelry, Cartier, Denver Art Museum

If you are not a fan of fabulous jewelry creations, I would still recommend visiting the Denver Art Museum Hamilton wing as it is a definite architectural wonder!

***To view Denver’s TV Channel 9 segment on “Brilliant: Cartier in the 20th Century” please click on the link below:

***If you visit Denver we would love to meet you in our Wesco Fabrics’ showroom at the Denver Design District.

Images: Denver Art Museum, Cartier.