Need a color infusion to brighten your cloudy days? In Seattle, look no further than Chihuly Garden and Glass for a striking counterbalance to Fifty Shades of Grey in the Pacific Northwest. Showcasing the works of local glass artist, Dale Chihuly, the long-term exhibit at Seattle Center offers a vibrant tonic of sumptuous colors, innovation and inspiration.
Wandering through the stunning collection reminds me of the Navajo prayer and blessing, “Walking in Beauty:”
Beauty is before
me, and beauty
is behind me,
Above me and
below me hovers
In color palettes ranging from cobalt blues to fiery reds, in tones from golden yellows, iridescent orange to honey amber, the collection dazzles as a movable feast for the senses.
Visitors can learn more about the eight art galleries, soaring glasshouse, and outdoor garden in daily spotlight talks with exhibition hosts. The notable galleries include a Sealife Room, Chandeliers . . .
Ikebana and Float Boats . . .
Macchia Forest . . .
Glasshouse and Garden.
For more information about the exhibit, special events or to purchase tickets to Walk with the Gardener visit Chihuly Garden and Glass.
What about you, wanderboomers? What’s your favorite way to beat the winter blues?