E-Newsletter : Issue #003 Dale Chihuly


Publisher: Kenn Holsten
A free monthly e-newsletter from
Holsten Galleries, Stockbridge MA
Issue #3 – September/October, 2002


In This Issue

Quote of the Month

"When I view a piece that I really like, I feel a rush of
adrenalin, not unlike what one experiences when seeing a
beautiful sunset, flower arrangement, or hearing a moving
musical piece."

A satisfied collector who purchased a piece here this


Autumn In The Berkshires

Most of you have witnessed the world-famous turning of the
leaves in New England. Autumn is late this year! As this
letter is being written (October 9), the sugar maples are
barely beginning to turn. This means that instead of peaking
Columbus Day weekend, as is usually the case, the gorgeous
reds, oranges and yellows should last well into the latter
part of October. So, if you live in the East, consider a fall
weekend in the Berkshires!


Artist of the Month:
Dale Chihuly

Many of you most likely had your introduction to contemporary
glass art by attending a Dale Chihuly show. Thousands of
people make their way to our gallery each year with the
expressed purpose of viewing his beautiful multi-colored
organic forms. We consider Chihuly to be a pioneer in the
glass field. He says about his own career, “I have spent my
life as an explorer, searching for new ways to use glass and

We feel very fortunate to have a great twenty-year
relationship with Dale. From the very first one-person show
we presented at our Palm Beach gallery in 1982, we have had a
tremendously positive response to his work.

Perhaps you have attended one of the big one-person Chihuly
exhibitions that we have presented at SOFA-Chicago for the
past four years. At the moment we are preparing for our fifth
show in Chicago, which will take place October 25-27. This
year we are expanding the show beyond the walls of our booth
to include a 19-foot boat installation (see our Staff Pick of
the Month). We are also showing two Chandeliers and two
Persian wall installations, along with the now familiar
Seaform, Persian and Basket sets. We hope to see many of you
at SOFA this year and invite you all to view the works on our
website. A brochure containing images of many of these works
is also available.

I won’t go into the details of Chihuly’s biography, which are
very familiar to most glass enthusiasts and are outlined on
our website. I would like to tell you how grateful I am to
Dale for everything he has done to make contemporary glass art
as popular as it is today. His countless museum and gallery
exhibitions and his large-scale projects such as Chihuly over
Venice, Chihuly in the Light of Jerusalem and his current
Garfield Park Conservatory installations in Chicago, have
attracted the attention of art lovers all over the world. Dale says
that public installations are his “favorite form of art because so
many people get to see them.”

Visit the Dale Chihuly section on our website to see many beautiful works currently available at the gallery.

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Staff Pick of the Month:

"Carnival Boat Installation" by Dale Chihuly

To view this piece, click here.

The choice this month was very clear. Here are our takes on this incredible installation:

"It is very exciting to present a work of this scale at our SOFA exhibition this year. It represents such a positive
affirmation and celebration of life."

"Chihuly’s ‘Carnival Boat Installation’ is a joyous,
boisterous, bold expression of color, form and whimsy. It
makes the child in me want to clap my hands and jump up and

"This is the largest, most colorful, most dramatic,
and, yes, most expensive piece we have shown in our 25-year

To view this piece, click here.



October-November: Group glass exhibition at the gallery. Featuring the works of 25 artists including Lino Tagliapietra,
Tom Patti, Dale Chihuly, William Morris and Steven Weinberg.

October 18: Annual Pilchuck Auction. Of particular interest: a blown glass boxing glove signed by Mohammed Ali!

October 25-27: SOFA-CHICAGO. Our 5th annual one-person Dale Chihuly exhibition at Navy Pier.

January 9-14: ART PALM BEACH. Our 4th annual one-person Lino Tagliapietra exhibition. Catalog available.

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