Chihuly Venetians the George R. Stroemple Collection, A Streomple/Stirek Collaboration

October 13 – January 6, 2012 Main Gallery

Legendary glass artist, Dale Chihuly will exhibit in a sole artist focused show at the Kimball Art Center; Chihuly Venetians The George R. Stroemple Collection. Portland based collector, George R. Stroemple, is a patron of some of the most significant artists working in glass in the twenty-first century including Dale Chihuly. Kimball Art Center is honored to present pieces from the Stroemple collection that focuses on Chihuly’s fascination with Venice. The collection of 60 objects features bottle stoppers, Putti Venetians, Piccolo Venetians, drawings and of most significance, the Laguna Murano Chandelier. The Laguna Murano Chandelier was made on the island of Murano at the end of Chihuly Over Venice in 1996.

Each A.R.T.S School Tour for the Chihuly Venetians from the George R. Stroemple Collection exhibit will include a 45 minute guided tour as well as a 45 minute art project. The art project, will allow students to create small glass vases using various mixed media objects to replicate Chihuly’s style. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with others in the classroom as they make their pieces just as Chuhuly collaborated with Venetian artists.

The Kimball Art Center is able to provide the free of charge, A.R.T.S. School Tour Program for the Chihuly Venetians The George R. Stroemple Collection exhibition to public, private, charter, home schools plus youth organizations thanks to underwriting by the J.P. Morgan Chase Foundation, R. Harold Burton Foundation and Park City Foundation. The ARTS Program includes free gallery school tours or in-classroom lectures with cross curriculum lesson plans and a hands-on exhibit driven art projects to further students understanding of the Main Gallery exhibition.

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