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Seattle Spots: Chihuly Garden and Glass

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We recently had the opportunity to check out the Chihuly Garden and Glass exhibit at Seattle City Center. I had never seen any of Chihuly’s work in person so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. It was really beautiful. I am not a fan of all of his work but there is no denying this guy is an amazing creative spirit. Learning about his life and prolific work added to my interest. Guess who loved the ball exhibit?

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One important note: there are photographers with amazing cameras walking around and asking to take your picture— and it is free!! I was totally avoiding them because I thought they were going to charge me twenty bucks at the end but they simply give you a link to your photo online. So take full advantage of the professionals!

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I was particularly drawn to the pieces that mimic sea life- the textures and colors were realistic and stunning.

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The flowers in the atrium were dazzling and just as I expected. We had a beautiful blue-sky day which added to the breathtaking space. If you can, bring a book or a snack and enjoy some time simply sitting in this space or outside in the garden. I brought a toddler so it was not necessarily a reflective time but we did enjoy ourselves with a dear old friend of mine from college and her baby son:)

ps- If you are a Seattle resident you get $4 off of the ticket price so bring your ID

Abe’s Studio

Remember our friend Abe’s art studio in Red Hook?

Well, he is off on a little adventure (aka he received a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship) in Israel and he just posted some photos of his new studio there. Here’s the first:

Check out more of his photos and follow his adventure right here.

Art + Red Hook

Last week we had the opportunity to visit our friend Abe’s studio in Red Hook, Brooklyn. 

I really really enjoyed seeing his paintings in person and being able to see the progression of his works from photos, to various sketches and different genres. It was also awesome to hear him explain more about the thought process behind some of his work.

Our community group is so thankful that Abe opened up his studio. 

There’s something beautiful and fascinating about being in a spot where a person goes to work and create.

Of course, being the huge nerd that I am, I also looked the term “studio" up on Wikipedia: "The word studio is derived from the Italianstudio, from Latinstudium, from studere, meaning to study or zeal.” FYI;) 

After getting a chance to see Abe’s art in person we wandered around the neighborhood a bit.

Grabbed a delicious burrito (or two).

And topped it off with some dessert (I can recommend the Pink Poodle - Hibiscus soda? Yum!).

Check out more of Abe’s work right here. A big thank you to Abe for opening up his workspace and answering all of our random questions. What an awesome evening in Brooklyn. Hope you enjoyed this little preview on the work of a local artist!

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