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Chihuly Fire <span class="amp">&</span> Light

Chihuly-Fire-and-LightChi­hu­ly Fire & Light (direct­ed by Peter West) fol­lows the renowned glass artist Dale Chi­hu­ly as he con­ceives and cre­ates an extra­or­di­nary exhi­bi­tion of his works – both new and archival – for the de Young Muse­um in San Fran­cis­co. The exhi­bi­tion, put togeth­er in 2008, filled 11 gal­leries of the muse­um, and rep­re­sent­ed the breadth and scope of the artist’s cre­ative vision dur­ing the pri­or four decades. From Chihuly’s stu­dio in Seat­tle to instal­la­tion sites through­out San Fran­cis­co, Chi­hu­ly Fire & Light observes the artist at work with his team. In addi­tion to inter­views with archi­tect Frank Gehry and oth­er artists, art crit­ics and muse­um exec­u­tives, the film high­lights the col­lab­o­ra­tive qual­i­ties of Chihuly’s cre­ative process, in which he entrusts hun­dreds of tal­ent­ed glass­blow­ers to exe­cute his vision – cre­ations that bril­liant­ly com­bine the sim­plic­i­ty of the glass medi­um with the extra­or­di­nary inno­va­tion of the artist.

Released in 2010
Run­ning time: 56 minutes

3:30 pm on Fri., Nov. 6th at the Grange
10:00 am on Sun., Nov. 8th at SJCT’s Whit­ti­er Theater