MUST SEE! CHIHULY AT BILTMORE…ASHEVILLE, NC THROUGH OCT 7, 2018


Float Boat-Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

I recently was able to enjoy two of my favorite pastimes…Visiting Biltmore House and Gardens and viewing one of my favorite artists…Dale Chihuly.  Chihuly has led the development of glass blowing as a fine art.  His series of works and large architectural installations are known throughout the world.

Chihuly at Biltmore is a special art exhibition featured in the Gardens at Biltmore.  The gardens were originally created by Frederick Law Olmsted, the premier landscape architect of his time, famous for designing Central Park in NYC as well as many other parks and gardens.

Chihuly’s glass sculptures enhance the beauty of the gardens…and make all those who visit leave with a love of color, shape and form!

I enjoyed taking these photographs and could have stayed for hours wandering through the gardens.

Enjoy and I’ll let you know my favorites along the way!

All Glass Sculptures by Dale Chihuly.

All photos by Kathy Miller

The Biltmore Estate with Dale Chihuly’s Sole d’Oro anchoring the front lawn.

Biltmore Estate, Asheville, NC the house! with Chihuly Sculpture anchoring the front lawn photo by Kathy Miller

Sole d’Oro,  2017

Sole d'Oro-Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

Sky Blue and Cobalt Fiori, 2017…on the front terrace

Sky Blue and Cobalt Fiori-Chihuli at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

Another fun event during the summer at Biltmore…Summer Concert Series…Music In The Mountains.  They were setting up for The Temptations and The Four Tops concert off the South Terrace. Wish I could have stayed for that one.

Summer Concert Series Biltmore House-Music In The Mountains photo by Kathy Miller

Float Boat, 2014…in the ponds of the Italian Garden…(One of my favorites!)  I love color!

Float Boat-3 Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

Niijima Floats 2018-Chihuly at Biltmore

Niijima Floats 2018-Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

Neodymium Reeds with Fiori Verdi 2014-Chihuly at Biltmore…(Another favorite…who doesn’t love the calming of purple and green?…and on a hot day the lavender, purples and blues helps cool one’s soul.)

Think my soul is cool now!

Neodymium Reeds with Fiori Verdi 2014-Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

The person on the right seems a little baffled…oh well…

Love the purple reeds-Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

Palazzo Ducale Tower 1996- Chihuly at Biltmore

 Palazzo Ducale Tower, 1996, Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

Fiori Boat 2018-Chihuly at Biltmore

Fiori Boat 2018-Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

Leaving the Italian Garden, I wander under the Pergola…surprise!!!!  A row of everchanging colors and shapes.

Pergola Garden Fiori 2018 Chihuly, photo by Kathy Miller

Blues- Pergola Garden Fiori 2018-Chihuly at Biltmore

Blues- Pergola Garden Fiori-Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

Black and white Pergola Garden Fiori 2018-Chihuly at Biltmore

Black and white Pergola Garden Fiori-Chihuly photo by Kathy Miller

B/W Pergola II Chihuly photo by Kathy Miller

Red and Orange Pergola Garden Fiori 2018- Chihuly at Biltmore

Red and Orange Pergola Garden Fiori- Chihuly photo by Kathy Miller

Greens- Pergola Garden Fiori 2018- Chihuly at Biltmore

Greens- Pergola Garden Fiori- Chihuly photo by Kathy Miller

Blues II- Pergola Garden Fiori 2018-Chiluly at Biltmore

Blues II- Pergola Garden Fiori-Chiluly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

Looking back to the Pergola from the shrub garden.  What a delight walking along the spectacular shaded pergola.  Many ferns especially maidenhair ferns were planted in the wall…Very little sun, yet such a nice cool spot on a hot day.

Pergola at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

Red Reeds 2017- Chihuly at Biltmore

Red Reeds 2017- Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

Paintbrush Tower 2014, Chihuly at Biltmore

Paintbrush Tower Walled Gardern Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

Paintbrush Tower 2014- Chihuly at Biltmore

Paintbrush Tower 2014- Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

Paintbrush Tower from Pergola photo by Kathy Miller

Electric Yellow and Deep Coral Tower 2017- Chihuly at Biltmore

Electric Yellow and Deep Coral Tower II- Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

Conservatory at Biltmore with Chihuly sculpture

Conservatory at Biltmore with Chihuly sculpture photo by Kathy Miller

Cattails and Copper Birch Reeds 2015-Chihuly at Biltmore

Cattails and Copper Birch Reeds 2015-Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

AND MY FAVORITE!!!

The Chandeliers in the Conservatory

Chandelier-Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

2nd Burnished Amber, Citron and Teal Chandelier- Chihuly at Biltmore

2nd Burnished Amber, Citron and Teal Chandelier- Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

Burnished Amber, Citron and Teal Chandeliers 2017-Chihuly at Biltmore

Burnished Amber, Citron and Teal Chandeliers 2017-Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

Burnished Amber, Citron and Teal Chandeliers 2017- Chihuly at Biltmore

Burnished Amber, Citron and Teal Chandeliers abstract- Chihuly at Biltmore photo by Kathy Miller

After leaving the house and garden area, a few other Chihuly sculptures were installed in the Antler  Hill Village, where the Biltmore Winery and several shops and restaurants are located.

Alabaster and Amber Spire Towers 2018- Chihuly at Biltmore

Alabaster and Amber Spire Towers 2018 Chihuly photo by Kathy Miller

Turquoise and Erbium Fiori-2017 Chihuly

Turquoise and Erbium Fiori-2017 Chihuly photo by Kathy Miller

I was able to photograph all Chihuly sculptures with the exception of 2 in the house.  No photography allowed inside.

Click here to see a map of the gardens

Click here for more Biltmore information.

If you are going to be in the mountains of NC this exhitbition is such a treat!  My first exposure to Dale Chihuly was at The Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas.

Chihuly is the artist who created “Fiori di Como,” the glass sculpture that hangs from the ceiling in Bellagio’s lobby in Las Vegas.

CHIHULY CEILING IN THE LOBBY OF THE BELLAGIO HOTEL IN LAS VEGAS.

Chihuly Ceiling in The Bellagio Hotel lobby, Las Vegas by Dale Chihuly photo by Kathy Miller

Also I have visited Chihuly’s permanent glass exhibition in downtown St. Petersburg, Fl

Experience Dale Chihuly’s permanent glass exhibition in downtown St. Petersburg.

CHIHULY COLLECTION is a stunning, permanent collection of world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly’s unique artwork.

Watch for more stories from my summer travel…Vermont and Maine next…Looking for a way to stay cool!  And…football is coming up soon…Let’s get ready to tailgate!

Come celebrate with me.  I’ll save you a seat at the table.

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