Blacksburg Regional Art Association’s meeting features Dale Chihuly glass exhibit
The Blacksburg Regional Art Association (BRAA) will hold its 2012 Annual Meeting on Nov. 11 at 3:00 p.m. in the Blacksburg Community Recreation Center at 725 Patrick Henry Drive.
Following a brief member report, the featured speaker will be Trent Nicholas, adjunct professor in the Art History department of the Virginia Commonwealth University and Film & Media Resources Coordinator for the Virginia Museum of Fine Art (VMFA). Nicholas will speak on the popular Dale Chihuly glass exhibition currently drawing enthusiastic crowds at the museum and running through Feb 10, 2013.
Robi Sallee, president of the BRAA, is excited about this year’s speaker. “Our annual meeting is our chance to bring speakers to Blacksburg that may not otherwise be available to our members,” she said. “We are especially happy to host Mr. Nicholas this year due to the great interest in the Chihuly exhibit.”
According to the VMFA website, “Chihuly’s art remains at the cutting edge of the technical and virtuoso possibilities of glass as a medium. His iconic forms include Ikebana, Mille Fiori, chandeliers, Tabac baskets, Venetians, boats and Persian ceilings. Chihuly is credited with the revolutionizing the Studio Glass movement and elevating the medium of glass from the realm of craft to fine art. The studio in Seattle, Wash., which Chihuly founded and directs, is an extraordinary workshop, employing many of the greatest glass artists to realize his unique vision.”
The Chihuly program at VMFA marks the opening of a major Chihuly exhibition and is supported, in part, by Dr. and Mrs. Harry A. Wellons, Jr., the Paul Mellon Endowment and the Jean Stafford Camp Memorial Fund.
Members of BRAA and other interested parties are welcome to attend. Light refreshments will be available.
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