Glass art in Provo.
* April 13-September 16. Modern art often imitates objects out of
the past, and that's the case with the Chihuly Baskets exhibition
at the Brigham Young University Museum of Art. Seattle-based artist Dale
Chihuly, who works in the medium of glass, is famous for his colorful,
daring pieces. He hung his chandelier works over the canals of Venice
and built Jerusalem Wall of Ice in Israel. Chihuly was inspired to
create his basket series when he saw a collection of Northwest coastal
Indian baskets at the Washington State Historical Society. Through the
careful use of heat fluctuations and gravity, Chihuly was able to mimic,
in glass, the sagging forms he saw in the traditional woven baskets. N
Campus Dr., Provo, UT; (801) 378-8200.