For the East Coast debut of the "Chihuly Baskets Blown-Glass Exhibition," travel to the Delaware Art Museum in Wilmington. Beginning tomorrow and running through June 20, you'll be able to view Seattle-based Dale Chihuly's room-size installation of 53 Native American Pilchuck baskets from his private collection, four drawings, and 48 blown-glass baskets from 1977 through 1994. Unlike the woven baskets that inspired them, Chihuly's baskets were created in many brilliant color combinations of translucent and transparent blown glass.
The museum is at 2301 Kentmere Parkway. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday; and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5, $3 seniors, $2.50 students and free for children 6 and younger. Call 302-571-9590.
Berks Jazz Fest
Jazz, blues and swing highlight the ninth annual Berks Jazz Fest, Sunday through March 28 in Reading, Pa. The weeklong festivities include more than 70 ticketed and free live musical events at venues throughout the town. Artists to be featured include David Sanborn, Rick Braun, Steve Smith, Tom Coster, Gerald Veasley, Joe McBride, Kenny Blake and Frank Gambale. Also performing will be military, high school and college jazz ensembles.
Ticket prices vary. For a complete schedule, visit the Jazz Fest web site at http://www.berksjazzfest.com, or call 888-JAFEST-1.
Pub Date: 03/18/99