Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tacoma and glass

the furnaces were fired and the artists worked the glass at MOG

Lemon Drop Mouse, glass sculpture done from a child's drawing at MOG

Union Station in Tacoma, "Wall of Baskets" by Dale Chihuly

Union Station sea forms by Dale Chihuly
Ooh, color and glass and more fun in Tacoma. The Museum of Glass has a wonderful exhibit of glass sculpture that were exact representations of children's drawings. I loved it! It reminds me that play is crucial to art making. The exhibit is on until October 2011. I hope you'll go there if you haven't already been. Next time I go, I will have to buy the catalog just to read the childrens' comments about their creature creations.

6 comments:

SamArtDog said...

Thanks for showing more of this! Wish I could take your advice and go there. Someday.

Casey Klahn said...

I will try, although it may be difficult with schedules. It's been a few years since I visited the MOG.

Joni James said...

That mouse is darling! I definitely would buy one of those!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

I hope you get out this way, Sam. I have a guest room and know how to use it!

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Casey: it's always worth the effort to see something so special.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Joni: I loved the mouse, too. "Bacon Man" and "Pizza Dog" were bit hits, too. A show worth seeing, if you can.