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Chihuly Outside

Chi­hu­ly Out­side (direct­ed by Peter West) is one of the most com­pre­hen­sive doc­u­men­taries about glass artist Dale Chihuly’s career as an instal­la­tion artist. Cov­er­ing near­ly half a cen­tu­ry of his epic out­door instal­la­tions, the film chron­i­cles his first exper­i­ments with float­ing glass on water, his ear­ly work at Art Park in Upstate New York and his decades-long explo­ration of large-scale instal­la­tions at 12 of the world’s pre­em­i­nent botan­ic gar­dens and con­ser­va­to­ries. We get to wit­ness the devel­op­ment of Mille Fiori, a 56-foot “gar­den of glass” first exhib­it­ed in 2008 at the de Young Muse­um in San Fran­cis­co, as well as his most recent work, Chi­hu­ly Gar­den and Glass, which opened May 2012 at the foot of Seattle’s icon­ic Space Nee­dle. What emerges is a por­trait of an inno­v­a­tive artist always seek­ing new ways in which his art can adapt to nat­ur­al spaces — pro­pelled by his desire to move, pro­voke and inspire viewers.

Released in 2012
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