The Chula Vista Nature Center is exhibiting a really neat collection of glass art in their current exhibit, Art Aquatic. The glass art, which was made by local artists, is being displayed in tanks, along with the fish, and other aquatic life. It’s wonderful that the art is set in a family-friendly environment, and in a way that attracts the attention of both children and adults alike.
One display that caught our attention is the Exploding Volcano. We came to find out that this display was made by two boys, age 10! The display has glass that looks like a volcano, with bubbles coming up through the center, and fish the same color as the glass. It’s truly incredible, and amazing that it was made by such young children.
As part of their celebration of Art Aquatic, the Chula Vista Nature Center is having a one day Glass Art Fair, from 10am-4pm, on Saturday, August 20th. The event will include arts & crafts, glass art demonstrations, animal encounters, glass art for sale, plus hot dogs and snow cones included with admission! The artists behind Art Aquatic, plus other local artists will be present. Click HERE for more info about the Glass Art Fair.
Interested in seeing Art Aquatic, but can’t make the Glass At Fair? Don’t worry, the exhibit runs through September 5th, 2011. Not familiar with the Chula Vista Nature Center? Click HERE for a link to their website. When you go, keep your eyes open around the grounds for different displays of art. It’s a fun place to explore!