Last week, a couple friends and I visited Cheekwood Estate and Gardens in Nashville where they’re currently featuring a Chihuly exhibit. Until about two years ago, I was unfamiliar with this artist – then we visited another exhibition at Biltmore Estate in NC, which resulted in me becoming a big fan. I’d never been to Cheekwood, but the grounds are beautiful and the artwork speaks for itself, as you can tell by the pictures.
We enjoyed meandering through the gardens and gazing in awe at the outside sculptures first, then moved on into the mansion for a tour – just in time, because the rain started right as we entered. The library was my favorite room (duh) – all those old books, and such a fantastic collection! If I’d been the guide in that room, no doubt I’d be fired for sitting down and reading all day instead of doing my job.
We thought we’d seen all the Chihuly exhibits, but were surprised to find more in the gallery inside the mansion. None of us were aware he also did pedestal works, but as you can see from the first picture below, they’re also gorgeous. It was nice to get away for a few hours and venture out into civilization. Other visitors maintained their distance, and every person we encountered was masked.
As a reminder, I still have spots available for Bad Moon Rising in October – free publicity! For more details, click HERE.