Laura Fiser will present “Artistry, Innovation and Whimsy: A Closer Look at Dale Chihuly” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, June 3, at the Waupaca Area Public Library.
Hosted by Winchester Academy, her program on this celebrated glass artist is free and open to the public.
Fiser is a curator at the Paine Art Center and Gardens in Oshkosh.
She will discuss the artist’s innovations in blown glass and provide an in-depth look at the Paine’s summer exhibit, “Chihuly Venetians.”
The exhibit features the artist’s Venetian-inspired glass vessels and the Laguna Murano Chandelier, containing more than 1500 individual pieces. A specially trained crew from Seattle installed the floor to ceiling chandelier.
Chihuly studied at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in the first glass program in the country. He continued his studies at the Rhode Island School of Design, where he later established the glass program and taught for more than a decade.
Chihuly has led the avant-garde in the development of glass as a fine art. His work is included in over 200 museum collections worldwide, including chandelier-sculptures at Milwaukee and Minneapolis.
The next free Winchester Academy program, scheduled for June 10, features Daniel O. Holland on the root causes of war.