Young Artists Inspired By Chihuly

When School Is Out – Art Is In 

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Through February 26
The Chihuly Collection, St Pete
Details here

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NEA/Pinellas Recovers Grant Update

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Youth arts programs and accessibility to those programs are one of the major components of the Morean Arts Center’s mission. A commitment to children’s education is also a lifelong passion of glass artist Dale Chihuly, and a primary focus of the Dale & Leslie Chihuly Foundation.

Every few years, the Morean’s Education and Exhibition teams celebrate this passion by putting together an exhibition featuring work created by kids inspired by Chihuly’s engaging, wonder-filled installations.  

After Seaforms and Sunset Persians

During the summer, our facilities transform into loud, joyous, creative kids’ classes. Our 2022 Summer Camp program introduced children to new ideas and art techniques. These children had the opportunity to learn with our camp instructors, who are also dedicated working artists offering superior guidance to these young artists.

After Ikebana Series

A highlight of each week was when campers ages 5 to 11 had the opportunity to experience a docent tour of the Chihuly Collection. This inspired students to create artwork based on Chihuly’s love of color and the element of surprise in art-making.

After Venetians Series

Working with tempera and acrylic paints and found objects, these children used every corner of their young imaginations to bring out the best of their fresh talents.  

After Azul de Medianoche Chandelier

The work in this exhibition was created by students enrolled in our Morean Youth Programs, which includes our popular Summer Camp, Thanksgiving Camp, One-Day Chihuly Camps and Mixed Media Madness classes.

Their creations demonstrate the child-like wonder of Chihuly’s artwork and its enduring appeal for all ages.  

After Macchia Series

Sales from this artwork will support future education and exhibition programming at the Morean Arts Center.
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The Morean Arts Center is a recipient of the Pinellas Recovers Grant,
provided by Creative Pinellas through a grant from the
National Endowment of the Arts American Rescue Plan.

After Ruby Red Icicle Chandelier

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