St. Michael’s Cathedral

St. Michael’s Cathedral located in Sitka, Alaska is of the Orthodox Church of the Diocese of Alaska. As the earliest Orthodox cathedral in the New World, it was built when Alaska was in control of Russia. Since 1962 it has been a National Historic Landmark. Once you enter the church you immediately notice most of the original collection that had embellished the earlier cathedral such as Our Lady of Sitka. The display cases surrounding the chapel also contain treasures from the original chapel that was destroyed by accidental fire in 1966. Italian Roccocco design can be found on some of the doors, while the silver plated style of the eighteenth and nineteenth century can be seen in the icons of Christ the Savior and the Virgin Mary. It is a stunning experience.

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Into the Deep: Museum of Glass

Go Into the Deep with this exhibition at the Museum of Glass! It truly felt like you were exploring the deep blue seas with the transparency and vibrant colors of the ocean.

Chihuly Bridge of Glass

The bridge is the gateway that welcomes people to Tacoma.
We wanted something unique in the world, something that
is full of color and offers a joyous experience to passersby
both night and day.

—Dale Chihuly

Chihuly Bridge of Glass

Chihuly Garden and Glass

The Northwest artist Dale Chihuly provides an exhibition that explores and shares his technique and influences. Indoor and outdoor spaces filled with light and color bring beauty and a landmark to the Seattle area. It was truly and inspiration to walk through these spaces!

More information about Chihuly Garden and Glass can be found here.

Ellipsis: Pulitzer Arts Foundation

During my visit to St. Louis I had to visit the Pulitzer Arts Foundation!

Ellipsis (April 15 – July 2, 2016) was currently on view, and it was such an immersive experience! All of my senses were stimulated through taste, touch, look and listen. On view was one of my favorite artists of all time: Felix Gonzalez-Torres. His work stimulated my senses as the roomed glowed gold, and it is a special treat to be able to take a piece of candy to eat, which also keeps the work alive.