Dale Chihuly's organically flowing glass forms have sprouted up in botanical gardens across the country, even right here in St. Louis. In these lush settings, the sculptures help to highlight not only the talent of the artist, but also the beauty of nature, as the glass pieces and the flora work in concert to create a lovely landscape. But like the out of doors, Chihuly's art is awe-inspiring on its own, too, and while nature is settling in for a long winter's nap, Chihuly's glass pieces are as lively as ever — and they're within the warm confines of the Duane Reed Gallery (4729 McPherson Avenue; www.duanereedgallery.com or 314-361-4100) beginning Friday, November 20. Opening with a free public reception from 5 to 8 p.m., this exhibition of Chihuly's latest work features the stunning winter-whiteness of Palazzo Ducale Tower, a writhing, elegant form that will tower over gallerygoers, shimmering and shining all throughout the winter — well, almost. The show remains on view Tuesday through Saturday until Saturday, January 30.
Tuesdays-Saturdays. Starts: Nov. 20. Continues through Jan. 30, 2009