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COUNTRY ROADS

Stunning Glass Color Added to Gardens and Grounds

Biltmore Estate builder George Vanderbilt always wanted
his gardens to be inviting to the guests at his Biltmore estate in Asheville, North Carolina. From now until October 7,
guests will find new inspiration as they view Biltmore's
blooms complemented by glass sculptures crafted
by famed artist Dale Chihuly.
"I think my great grandfather would be very
Please go to
happy," said Biltmore President and CEO Bill
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Cecil. "Chihuly's work is monumental."
Chihuly to see more glass
flower sculpture images.
Biltmore worked hand-in-hand with Chihuly's
team to install 14 glass sculptures on the property
and to select plants and flowers that enhance the art.
Most of the sculptures are found between Biltmore House
and the Conservatory, but they also placed two in Antler
Hill Village. There are literally tens of thousands of pieces
of glass intertwined in the sculptures. Photos can give a
glimpse of the beauty, but can't compare to witnessing
the art work in person.
The installations include a representation of The Sun on
the front lawn of Biltmore, a boat filled with multicolored

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MARLA HARDEE MILLING

Dale Chihuly Sculpture at Biltmore Estate

This is one of the 14 glass sculptures on display at the Biltmore
Estate through October 7.

glass spheres in the Italian Garden, six- to 10-feet-tall red
reeds stationed in the Shrub Garden, and three dramatic
chandeliers in the glass Conservatory.
It's the first time Biltmore has exhibited art in its historic
gardens and also the first major garden exhibition of Chihuly's work in North Carolina. As a special treat, Biltmore is
offering reservation-only Chihuly Nights at Biltmore that will
give guests an illuminated view of the sculptures after sunset. The evening events will be offered on select evenings-
check Biltmore.com for specific dates and pricing.
- MARLA HARDEE MILLING

Fly fishing at knapp's creek

T hings we can do...
fun stuff to do on our
trip to P ocahontas County

_ Forest Herbs Weekend
Yew Mtn Cen ter, July 6-8
_ Mountain Challenge
Aug. 11, Watoga State Park
_ WV Roadkill Cook-off
Sept. 29, Marlinton
_ Cranberry Shindig
Sept. 30, Cranberry
Nature Center

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