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Cancellation Policy: Cancellations more than one week prior to a class are subject to a 15% cancellation fee. Cancellations with less than one weeks notice are non-refundable; please consider your payment a donation to the Gardens.

 

Artist Talk: Dale Chihuly

Hear this world-renowned artist talk about his work and some of his most iconic projects from around the world. A book signing will follow the lecture. This lecture is free with admission to the Gardens.

 

Admission to the Gardens and exhibition: $0 member, $15 non-member, $12 Senior, $9 Children (ages 3 – 15)

 

This Lecture is SOLD OUT!

 

 

 

 

 

Chihuly Exhibition Tour

 

Friday - Sunday

Jun. 14 - Sept. 28: 8:30 a.m. & 6 p.m.

Sept. 29 - Nov. 30: 9 a.m. & 3 p.m.

 

Enjoy a tour featuring the impressive site-specific artworks by Dale Chihuly. The bold and dramatic installations transform the Gardens. Experienced docents lead you on an hour-long guided walk to learn more about the artist and his sculpture.

 

Pricing:

- Member: $10

- Non-member: $17

- Student: $14

 

Remarks:

- Tours are outdoors; dress accordingly for the weather

- We recommend that you bring a bottle of water, sunglasses and sunscreen

- Please bring your booking confirmation. This will expedite check-in

- Access to the Gardens on the day of your tour will be through the Piñon Gate located directly north of the Bonfils-Stanton Visitor Center (Gardens main entrance).

 

Image Credit: Dale Chihuly, Blue and Purple Boat (detail), 2006. New York Botanical Garden, The Bronx, New York.

 

Dusk at the Gardens

 

Spend an evening at Denver Botanic Gardens photographing this season’s Chihuly art exhibition in the beautiful light of the evening “magic hours” photographers seek.

 

Bring your tripod and capture the sculptures as the light changes throughout the evening from sunset through dusk. The class will end approximately 45 minutes after sunset.

 

$39 members, $47 non-members

Instructor: Scott Dressel-Martin, official photographer of the Denver Botanic Gardens

 

This class will begin inside and then move out into the Gardens.

 

Credit: Saffron Tower, 2006. 27 x 5 x 5'. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, 2008.

 

 

Film Viewing - "Chihuly in the Hotshop"

 

In 2006, the Museum of Glass in Tacoma, Washington invited Dale Chihuly to complete a residency in their Hotshop, with an amphitheater designed to reveal the artistic process to the public. Chihuly's residency became the inspiration for this documentary, as he set out on an ambitious program that would reflect the sum total of his work in glass over the last thirty years.

 

This film viewing is free with admission, please bring membership ID or admission slip to enter. Registration required, space is limited.

 

Film Viewing - "Chihuly Outside"

 

Covering nearly half a century of Dale Chihuly’s work, Chihuly Outside documents his career as an installation artist, in particular his work done outside in natural landscapes. The film chronicles Chihuly’s early experiments with floating glass on water and using ice and neon in large-scale installations, as well as projects done at Artpark in upstate New York. The film culminates with a decade-long cycle of exhibitions at twelve public gardens. Interviews with contemporary artist Kiki Smith and art critic Barbara Rose, among others are featured.

 

This film viewing is free with admission, please bring membership ID or admission slip to enter. Registration required, space is limited.

Gardens to Glass Tour of Seattle

 

Join Denver Botanic Gardens for an unforgettable summer trip to Seattle, Washington. Trip highlights include Chihuly Garden and Glass, Bloedel Reserve on Bainbridge Island, Tacoma Museum of Glass and a private culinary walking tour at Pike Place Market. Kim Manajek, Associate Director of Exhibitions, Art, and Interpretation at Denver Botanic Gardens, is accompanying the group on this trip to Washington.

 

Itinerary

Wednesday, July 9

Arrive on your own to Seattle-Tacoma (SEA) Airport and transfer to your hotel in time to meet the rest of the group for the Welcome Dinner. The rest of the evening is on your own. Overnight at the Paramount Hotel or similar. (D)

 

Thursday, July 10

This morning, enjoy a private culinary walking tour at vibrant Pike Place Market. Become a market insider on this behind-the-scenes adventure where you'll experience the sights, sounds, and flavors of this historic 100+ year old landmark. See fish fly, cheese being made, and the original Starbucks store. Continue on to Chihuly Garden and Glass this afternoon. Located at Seattle Center, Chihuly Garden and Glass includes an Exhibition Hall, the centerpiece Glasshouse, and a lush Garden.Overnight at the Paramount Hotel or similar. (L)

 

Friday, July 11

Travel across Puget Sound by ferry to Bainbridge Island where you'll spend the day exploring. Visit Bloedel Reserve, an internationally renowned public garden whose primary mission is to provide a tranquil and refreshing experience of nature. The Reserve's 150 acres are a unique blend of natural woodlands and beautifully landscaped gardens. Overnight at the Paramount Hotel or similar.

 

Saturday, July 12

After a leisurely morning, head to the Tacoma Museum of Glass, a dynamic learning environment designed so that visitors may appreciate the medium of glass through creative experience, collections and exhibitions. Share trip highlights this evening during your Farewell Dinner. Overnight at the Paramount Hotel or similar. (D)

 

Sunday, July 13

Transfer back to the airport in time for your flight home.

 

Meals: L=Lunch; D=Dinner

Price: $1420* per person for DBG members (double occupancy); add $100 per person for nonmembers and $650 single supplement.

 

Includes airport transfers in Seattle, accommodations, entrance fees as listed, private culinary walking tour at Pike Place Market, round-trip ferry tickets from Seattle to Bainbridge Island, and noted meals.

Exclusions: airfare, checked baggage fees, public transportation, optional activities, alcohol, and personal expenses.

*A 3% discount will be applied for payment by check.

 

For reservations and payments, questions, or more information, please contact Sheridan Samano at

Sheridan@reefstorockies.com or 303.860.6045.

Reefs to Rockies, LLC 2839 Shadow Lake Rd Lafayette, CO 80026 ReefsToRockies.com 303.860.6045

 

 

Photo Credit: Dale Chihuly,Blue Fiddleheads (detail), 2012.Dallas Arboretum, Dallas.

 

Morning Photography

 

This is self-guided, no instructor event allows participants to photograph the sculptures in beautiful morning light, before the Gardens opens.

This self-guided, no instructor event allows participants to photograph the sculptures in beautiful morning light, before the Gardens opens.

 

To be held once a month.

 

$26 members, $28 non members.

 

Image Credit: Dale Chihuly, Blue Fiddleheads (detail), 2012. Dallas Arboretum, Dallas.

 

 

Photographing Sculpture

 

Find the best vantage points and opportunities to photograph this season’s Chihuly art exhibition at Denver Botanic Gardens.

 

When photographing artwork we photographers are torn between faithfully rendering the work or re-interpreting the work to our own creative ends. In this class will try both approaches to see how our personal vision can visually redefine someone else’s original work of art.

 

$36 member, $44 non-member

Instructor: Scott Dressel-Martin, official photographer of the Denver Botanic Gardens

 

This class will begin inside and then move out into the Gardens.

 

Credit: Dale Chihuly, Blue Fiddleheads (detail), 2012. Dallas Arboretum, Dallas.

 

Summer Camp: Art in the Garden

Awaken your passion for drawing, sculpting, painting, cooking, gardening and the art of science. We’ll explore the art of Chihuly and uncover your artistic skills. Explore the connections between plants and art through form, color and texture. This will be a full week of exploration, creativity and play.

Price: $239 members, $259 non-members. Scholarships are available, call for details.

 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email that contains a set of forms. For the safety and security of our campers, we ask that you return these forms to us no later than Monday June 2, 2014.

 

Workshop: Fiori Clay Flowers

 

Come play with clay! This class will teach participants how to make a flower out of polymer clay, inspired by Dale Chihuly’s Fiori series. Bright, translucent colors will be mixed to make a fluted flower that can be placed in a small vase or planter.

 

Bring a disposable pie tin or ceramic tile that can go in the oven to cure and finish the piece. First time clayers are welcome. Due to the use of sharp tools, adults only.

 

$34 member, $39 non-member, includes all materials.

Instructor: Ann Myhre

Image Credit: Saffron Tower, 2006.27 x 5 x 5'. Desert Botanical Garden, Phoenix, 2008.

 

Workshop: Garden Spheres

 

These spheres are inspired by Dale Chihuly’s Niijima Floats series. This class will make a layered “cake” out of a few colors of polymer clay, texturize the block and then use a razor to thinly slice the layers and smooth them onto a glass ornament. The spheres made in this class will float!

 

Participants are asked to bring a disposable pie tin or ceramic tile that can go in the oven to cure and finish the piece. First time clayers are welcome.

 

$39 members, $44 non-members, includes all materials.

Instructor: Ann Myhre

 

Credit: Dale Chihuly, Float Boat, 2007. 3 x 22½ x 18½.' Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

 

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