Dale Chihuly in St. Pete today

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Dale Chihuly will make a rare visit to Saint Petersburg Saturday to help draw attention to a new exhibition of his works at the Chihuly Collection, the downtown gallery dedicated to the glass artist.

Chihuly will give a free talk at the Renaissance Vinoy Resort at 1 p.m. Saturday. Space is limited to the first 500 people.

He will sign copies of his book, Chihuly Silvered, at 2 p.m.

The new exhibition of his works opens Friday and runs through June 30.

The seven works resemble giant perfume bottles and are from the Sealife Stoppers series. They are from a collaboration with Pino Signoretto, a Venetian glass artist, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

According to the Times, “The blown bases are translucent and textured, some with gold leafing. The tops, or ‘stoppers,’ are sculpted from a solid mass of hot glass into delicate sea creatures and plants such as fish, sea anemones, conch shells and stingrays.”

Via William Mansell of Patch.

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