There are two permanent Chihuly works of art that on display at Frederik Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, MI. Dale Chihuly, the most sought-after artist in the world working primarily in glass created a dazzling ceiling sculpture in the Taste of the Gardens Café inside Frederik Meijer Gardens. This sculpture is aptly named “Lena’s Garden” in honor of Lena Meijer. This art sculpture, is comprised of dozens of individual blown-glass pieces. These beautiful glass pieces are suspended from the ceiling in a spectrum of colors from cool greens, cobalt blues and purples to brilliant oranges, yellows and reds that happily run 60 feet along the cafeteria ceiling to delight all who enter.
As mentioned earlier, Chihuly has two permanent installations at the Frederik Meijer Gardens. When you walk out of the Café look up and to your right where you will see “Gilded Champagne Gardens Chandelier” in the Grand Atrium. This magnificent Chihuly “non-electrical chandelier” hangs from the ceiling where natural daylight dances through the glass and creates an affect of illumination.
As I stood gazing at both of these art installations I imagined how hard and nerve wracking it would be to install each of these many fragile works of art.
Our guests who stay with us at PrairieSide Suites often tell us how much they enjoyed their afternoon at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park which has been ranked in the top 100 most-visited art museums worldwide by Art Newspaper. So excite your senses on your next visit to Grand Rapids, MI. Discover the beauty and splendor of the botanical garden and internationally acclaimed sculpture park. Even if art and sculptures are not your thing, Grand Rapids still has sooo much to offer- including sporting events, night clubs, Breweries, Distilleries, parks and excellent restaurants.
When your feet are sore from all this walking, return to PrairieSide Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast in Grandville, MI for a restful soak in one of our fabulous spa rooms with over sized jacuzzi tubs for two! Now that you’re intrigued and see what great things our “nearby city” has to offer… take a moment to unwind and see our Nine Romantic Whirlpool Suites., perhaps dream of your next relaxing get away, look over our Romantic Packages, for sure check out our pampering list of Room Amenities, you’ll be glad you did! Keep in mind that PrairieSide Suites Luxury B&B is a member of the Michigan lake to Lake Bed and Breakfast Association. We’re proud that our inn, along with just 89 others across the state, consistently meets the high levels of quality, safety, cleanliness, professionalism and comfort required to join the association and remain a member.
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Cheri Antozak, Designer & Owner @ PrairieSide Suites Luxury Bed & Breakfast