Paparazzi and Posers invited to get close-up to the art of Chihuly

10 Jun 2020, Posted by Robin McGowan in Events, Press Releases

The Chihuly Collection is making Tuesday all about the camera. Both photographers and those who enjoy being photographed, or want the most dramatic backdrop possible for their portraits will have unique access to the museum on Tuesday, June 16.

The Paparazzi part of the new program available is an opportunity for photography hobbyists and professionals to have unprecedented access to the Chihuly Collection. Facilitated by Morean Photography Director Beth Reynolds, photographers will have time to set up dramatic shots and are encouraged to bring their own tri-pods to experiment with long exposures, light painting and macro-photography. Pieces of Chihuly chandeliers and other glass art in Chihuly inspired forms will also be available for photographers to handle and arrange in their own compositions.

Posers, ranging from models and fashion designers building portfolios, to individuals seeking dramatic head shots and families planning for memorable holiday cards are also invited to bring along their favorite photographer, or to schedule sessions with a Morean photography instructor.

The Paparazzi and Posers sessions are scheduled for 2-hour intervals between 10 am and 5 pm with capacity limited to ensure creative objectives are achieved by all guests. Advance purchase and reservations are required. Each session begins with a curated tour and introduction to the art of Chihuly. Participants will also have the opportunity to explore exhibitions in the galleries of the Morean Arts Center and the Morean Center for Clay.

For information and to make reservations please contact Group Sales at
(727) 822-7872 ext. 2123 or on the weekends the Morean Guest Services team at (727) 822-7872 ext. 2110.

The Morean Arts Center, the region’s oldest community arts center, has also re-opened their free galleries on Central Avenue and Morean Center for Clay at 420 22nd Street South in St. Petersburg. Like many other local organizations, they have made many adjustments in planning to ensure people can come together and connect over art. Visitors are encouraged to wear masks, facilities are deep-cleaned and routinely sanitized and social distancing guidelines are practiced, and the pre-purchase of tickets is required to support a touchless experience. The Morean Arts Center has also launched a number of FREE opportunities to keep audiences engaged with Art online.

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