Dale Chihuly to Visit St. Pete!

The Morean Arts Center is happy to announce Dale Chihuly's return to St. Petersburg and the arrival of a temporary new installation to the already phenomenal collection of Chihuly masterpieces.

The Sealife Stoppers will be on view March 8 through June 30, 2013 at the Chihuly Collection. The series grew out of Chihuly's collaboration with Italian master Pino Signoretto and employs Venetian sculptural techniques to emulate incredible sea creatures.

In conjunction with the arrival of the new installation, Dale Chihuly will be in St. Petersburg to promote two exciting releases of his own; Chihuly Silvered and the premiere screening of Chihuly Outside.

Showcasing the unique beauty of Chihuly's work using silvered glass, Chihuly Silvered is the first comprehensive survey of his newest series. Join us for a book signing on Saturday, March 9 from 2 - 3 pm immediately following a lecture by Dale Chihuly from 1 - 2 pm.

The lecture and book signing events are open to the public, but seating is limited and will be given on a first come, first serve basis.

Thank you to the VInoy Renaissance Resort & Golf Club for providing such a beautiful setting for these wonderful events.

 
Dale Chihuly, Sharks Swimming Around Coral Arch Resting on Melon Base
2000, 37x16x16"
Photo by Scott M. Leen

 

Event Schedule:

March 8, 2013
Invitation Only: Premiere Screening of Chihuly Outside and Reception Immediately following
Doors will open at 6 PM - Event from 7-8 PM
RSVPs required, seating limited to 500 people
Please arrive early to ensure all guests are settled prior to the Premiere
Location: Vinoy Grand Ballroom, Vinoy Renaissance Resort and Chihuly Collection

March 9, 2013
BOTH EVENTS ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC (First come, first serve)

Lecture with Dale Chihuly: 1-2pm (doors open at 12:30pm)
Location: Palm Court Ballroom, Vinoy Renaissance Resort
Seating is limited to 500 people.

Chihuly Silvered Book Signing: 2-3pm (doors open at 1:30pm)
Location: Plaza Ballroom, Vinoy Renaissance Resort
ONE ITEM per guest please. Chihuly Silvered books will be autographed by Dale Chihuly, however other Chihuly hardcover books (or Chihuly Collection Catalogs) will be acceptable for signing. No other merchandise or promotional material will be allowed for signature (no DVDs, postcards, posters, pictures, etc.)

NO RESERVATIONS WILL BE TAKEN IN ADVANCE FOR EVENTS ON MARCH 9.

PLEASE NOTE: DUE TO NEEDS SURROUNDING THE NEW INSTALLATION, THE CHIHULY COLLECTION WILL OPEN AT NOON, MARCH 5-8. THE THEATRE WILL CLOSE EARLY ON SATURDAY, MARCH 9 AT 3:30 PM (GALLERY WILL REMAIN OPEN UNTIL 5 PM).