A few weeks ago I posted a few hardhat tour photos from the Chihuly exhibit going in at the base of the Space Needle - the gardens, designed by Richard Hartlage of AHBL, are stunning and fresh. I've written a column for Pacific Northwest magazine about Hartlage's design and how the gardens, including green roofs, green screens, mature trees and masses of perennials, are an immersive experience, as well as an exciting compliment to the site, the buildings, and the artwork. That story will run early in June in the Seattle Times - but if you can't wait to hear more, Richard is speaking at Molbaks in Woodinville on Wednesday May 9.
"Behind the Scenes at Seattle’s new Chihuly Garden and Glass Exhibition" will give a sneak peak at the project due to open mid-May. Learn about the collaborative process involved in designing this public outdoor space and the rewards and challenges of working on a world-class, permanent exhibition. View behind-the-scene photographs and get Richard’s personal, must-see recommendations on what to seek out on your first visit.
Space is limited so please register at molbaks.com by May 4. FEE: $5 per person includes a cold soda and a treat. For questions, please call 425.483.5000. Molbak’s is located at 13625 NE 175th ST., Woodinville, WA 98072.
Thanks to Chihuly Garden and Glass for these photos - so much more of the artwork and many more plants have been installed since I visited a few weeks ago...
The new glasshouse and a wild Chihuly sun atop a mound of black mondo grass