Chihuly Exhibit at Clinton Presidential Library

A view of the Chihuly exhibit at the Clinton Library. Photo by Z. Clift.

Editor’s note: The event featured in this article occurred in 2014, but you’ll find other great happenings on our Events page.

Have you seen the Chihuly exhibit at the Clinton Presidential Library in Little Rock yet? If not, there is still plenty of time to swing by. It will be at the Clinton Library until Jan. 5, 2015. I had a chance to visit the exhibit last week and the famous glass work from the renowned artist is quite impressive.

The Chihuly exhibit at the Clinton Library in Little Rock. Photo by Z. Clift.

According to copy featured on the Clinton Library website about the exhibit, Dale Chihuly, who was born in 1941 in Tacoma, Washington, is “credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from craft to fine art.  He is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations around the world in historic cities, museums and gardens.”

There was a quote at the exhibit that said: “Glass itself, of course, is so much like water. If you let it go on its own, it almost ends up looking like something that came from the sea.”  I found this to be true while browsing his work—much of it looking like it came straight from the ocean realm.

For the grand opening of the exhibit in May, keynote speakers included Hillary Rodham Clinton and Dale and Leslie Chihuly. The Clinton Library is located at 1200 President Clinton Avenue. More details can be found here.