Murano’s prodigal son, Dale Chihuly, is currently exhibiting at the Foothills Art Center, in Golden, Colorado. The “Gilded Putti in Leaves with Swan” and “Translucent Blue Putti Venetian with Gilt Leaves and Dragons” are impressive and seem to be a new, softer direction that recalls some of the traditional glass themes of Murano. The vases are a eclectic mix of both old and new styles, for example a spiked vase design seen in previous exhibits, but adorned with with a cherub.

The exhibit runs through June 30th.