“CHIHULY” Celebrates Dynamic Color, Shape, and Form Presented by Renowned Artist Dale Chihuly

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (April 8, 2014) – The William J. Clinton Presidential Center will debut its newest temporary exhibition, “Chihuly,” on May 17, 2014.  Born in Tacoma, Washington, in 1941, Dale Chihuly is credited with revolutionizing the Studio Glass Movement and elevating the perception of the glass medium from the realm of craft to fine art. He is renowned for his ambitious architectural installations in historic cities, museums, and gardens around the world. An immersive and astounding visual presentation of color, shape, and form, this exhibition is organized by the Center in partnership with Chihuly Studio.
“In 1999, Dale Chihuly created the ‘Crystal Tree of Light,’ for the White House Millennium Celebration. The sculpture now is on permanent display at the Clinton Center and is always a visitor favorite,” said Stephanie S. Streett, executive director of the Clinton Foundation. “We are thrilled to showcase more of Dale Chihuly’s work at the Center where our visitors will enjoy the craftsmanship of one of the country’s most renowned and respected artists."”
Utilizing both the indoor and outdoor space at the Center, this special exhibition will feature works of art, such as “Seaforms,” “Mille Fiori,” and “Red Reeds.”  Accompanying educational programming for the exhibition is also being developed in concert with Chihuly Studio.
“The clean lines and modern architecture of the Clinton center provides a striking backdrop for my artwork,” said Chihuly. “I look forward to returning to Little Rock and am honored to be part of the 10th anniversary celebration at the Center.”
The “Chihuly” exhibition will be on display throughout the Center's 10th anniversary in November of 2014 and will close in January of 2015.  More details about the 10th anniversary festivities to come.  
About the William J. Clinton Presidential Center
The William J. Clinton Presidential Center and Park is a world-class educational and cultural venue offering a variety of special events, exhibitions, educational programs, and lectures throughout the year. Located on the banks of the Arkansas River in Little Rock, Arkansas, the Center has welcomed more than three million visitors from around the world since opening in 2004.  Most importantly, the Clinton Center is a reflection of the work – past, present, and future – of the 42nd President of the United States.

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