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Chihuly - Gardens & Glass
Chihuly - Gardens Glass
Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
NR     2004     1hr 30min

Dale Chihuly?s decades of exploring the relationship of glass and nature reach a zenith at Chicago?s historic Garfield Park Conservatory. Follow behind the scenes as Chihuly and his team create and install glass sculptures...  more »

     
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Genres: Special Interests, Educational, Documentary
Sub-Genres: Art & Artists, Nature & Wildlife, Educational, Documentary
Studio: Homevision
Format: DVD - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/07/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 11
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Very Interesting
A Reader | 04/01/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Dale Chihuly's decades of exploring the relationship of glass and nature reach a zenith in 2002 at Chicago's historic Garfield Park Conservatory. But when did it truly begin? In Finland in 1995, or at Sleeping Lady in 1996? Or earlier, when Dale Chihuly was just a young boy in his mother's garden? The seeds for Chihuly in the Park: A Garden of Glass were sown in half dozen different nations, and this DVD explores the creative process that ultimately led to this extraordinary installation of glass in one of America's largest and oldest glasshouses. Follow behind the scenes as Chihuly and his team create and install glass sculptures among the plants at the revitalized urban conservatory. Ultimately, over 600,000 people visit what may be the perfect setting to experience Chihuly's organic work.

Chapter 1: Chihuly at work
Chapter 2: Garfield Park Conservatory
Chapter 3: Crystal Palace
Chapter 4: Finland, 1995
Chapter 5: Sleeping Lady, 1996
Chapter 6: Back in Chicago
Chapter 7: In the glass shop, 2002
Chapter 8: Gardens and Glass

Special Features
Chihuly Gardens & Glass Trailer, an introduction to the film;
Potatoes & Bamboo, a thirty-minute expansion of the 2002 Pino Signoretto blow;
Postcard Collection, a closer look at Chihuly's personal collection of vintage hand-colored glasshouse postcards; and
Tour the Exhibition, a focus on the installations of Chihuly in the Park: A Garden of Glass.

DVD Length: 60 minutes, with an additional 30 minutes of special features.
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Chihuly in Garfield Park
A Reader | 07/03/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"If you are like me, and wish that Chihuly's exhibit never would have left Garfield Park, this is a wonderful way to keep a piece of that experience with you. That exhibit was sheer genius!"