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Island Seniors visit Chihuly Collection

By Staff | May 11, 2016

Island Seniors surrounded by Chihuly chandeliers during their day trip May 3. ANITA FORCE MARSHALL

Island Seniors visited St Petersburg May 3 for a whole day of arts.

After a comfortable chartered bus drive, they went on a guided tour of the Chihuly Collection and its extensive collection. This presentation was unique as Chihuly thoughtfully designed the art and architecture to work together and create a visitor experience unlike any other exhibition of his art.

Island Seniors were wowed by Chihuly’s spectacular large-scale Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier created specifically for the collection along with room after room filled with works including Mille Fiori, Ikebana, Floats, Persian Sunset and Tumbleweeds to name a few.

The afternoon took them to the Morean Arts Center and Hot Shop, which is a community-based visual arts organization and part of the St. Petersburg cultural landscape since 1917. The center has been a leader in the revitalization of the downtown area, anchoring a thriving arts district composed of galleries, museums and businesses catering to artists.

Then it was off to a glass-blowing demonstration by local artists and to see just how much time, patience and creative thinking goes into all that gorgeous glass.

Island Seniors spent day at Chihuly Collection Museum. ANITA FORCE MARSHALL

For more information about the Chihuly Collection, visit “http://www.moreanartscenter.org”>www.moreanartscenter.org.

Erhard Joeres and Karen Sartoris. ANITA FORCE MARSHALL

Island Seniors enjoy the Chihuly glass filled ceiling. ANITA FORCE MARSHALL

Morean artists demonstrate glass blowing. ANITA FORCE MARSHALL