Coral Gables, FL, May 8, 2005 — Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden today announced that it is hosting a glass art exhibition by world-renowned artist Dale Chihuly. “Chihuly at Fairchild” will take place from December 3, 2005, through May 31, 2006. “We are thrilled that Mr. Chihuly’s phenomenal art will be coming to Fairchild, one of the world’s finest tropical botanic gardens,” commented Dr. Mike Maunder, director of Fairchild. He added, “Fairchild is famous for its conservation work and educational outreach, as well as for its stunning landscapes. Mr. Chihuly’s art and Fairchild’s beauty are truly a magical combination.”
Chihuly’s glass art pieces, with their beautiful shapes and colors, will encompass a majority of Fairchild’s uplands, including the palmetum, arboretum and its two conservatories. “We certain that as you stroll through the garden, you’ll wonder if what you’re looking at is glass or nature,” said Maunder.