Heart of Glass

 

Colorado is chock-full of noteworthy art exhibits, galleries and museums. And this weekend marked yet another major installation for the state – one that’s as colorful and unexpected as it is stunning and significant. Now through June 30th, Golden’s Foothills Art Center plays host to the Chihuly Glass exhibit. The exclusive selection of Venetian inspired pieces from world-renowned glass artist Dale Chihuly is equal parts opulent and impressive. Chihuly Venetians: The collection showcases over 45 works from Chihuly’s most innovative and unusual series inspired by art deco Venetian art, the highlight being the famous Laguna Murano Chandelier that has five elements with over 1500 separate pieces of glass. The exhibition also features a number of Bottle Stoppers, Putti and Piccolo Venetian glass vases, as well as Chihuly’s original drawings related to his Venetian glass pieces. The museum is open daily, with docent-guided tours by appointment. Foothills Art Center, 809 Fifteenth Street, Downtown Golden, Colorado 80401, Ring 303.279.3922, http://www.foothillsartcenter.org

While you’re there…

Baby Doe's Golden Colorado BoutiqueWhile you’re in Golden, saunter to Baby Doe’s, one of our favorite, authentic Colorado boutiques. Amongst Nancy Taylor-Mason’s curated collection of apparel, accessories and gifts is a limited edition showcase of glass artisan goods, in celebration of the Chihuly exhibit at the neighboring Foothills Art Center. View and shop from more than six Colorado-based lines, ranging from Boulder’s Julie Powell who creates gorgeous cuffs and jewelry, to Elizabeth Johnson, who creates realistic, hand-sculpted glass “berries” and fruits. Baby Doe’s, 1116 Washington Avenue, Golden, CO 80401, Ring 303.279.8100, http://www.babydoesclothing.com