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Famous glass artist returns to St. Petersburg

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This week, famous glass artist Dale Chihuly is coming back to Saint Petersburg.  He's unveiling new pieces to the Tampa Bay public called the Sealife Stoppers.

The Chihuly Collection on Beach Drive opened in July 2010 as a permanent exhibit and will now temporarily feature those new works.

The Sealife Stoppers grew out of Chihuly's collaboration with Italian masters Pino Signoretto and Lino Tagliapietra. Sealife is a more recent series by the artist, which employs Venetian sculptural techniques to emulate sea creatures. The public can view the works until June 30, 2013.

This weekend the public can take part in the following events:

  • Saturday (March 9 at 1:00 PM): Lecture with artist Dale Chihuly. it's open to the public but has limited capacity to 500 people. There is no charge for this event. Doors open at 12:30 PM Palm Court Royal Ballroom; Vinoy Renaissance Resort 501 Fifth Avenue NE, St. Petersburg
  • then at 2:00 PM: Book signing by Dale Chihuly.
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