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Dale Chihuly Works Featured in Eight-Month Exhibition at Frist Center

NASHVILLE, TN.- There are few contemporary artists whose name is as synonymous with the medium in which he works as Dale Chihuly, who is widely regarded as the most innovative glass artist working today. Active since the 1960s, Chihuly is credited with almost single handedly elevating the postwar American studio glass movement to the international prominence it now enjoys. During an eight-month exhibition in the Frist Center for the Visual Arts’ Upper-Level Galleries, the unsurpassed mastery of the artist and his Seattle glass-studio collaborators will be on view in nine installations drawn from some of Chihuly’s most acclaimed series. Chihuly at the Frist will open to the public yesterday, and remain on view through Jan. 2, 2011. “We are delighted to present the work of Dale Chihuly, whose international stature and acclaim stem from the boldness with which he honors ancient glassmaking traditions wh