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Archive for October, 2011

On October 12, 2011, the Museum of Fine Arts Boston released the news that efforts to raise enough money to purchase and maintain artist Dale Chihuly’s 42-foot-tall lime green icicle tower had been successful. The museum received thousands of gifts totaling more than $1 million. The towering glass tree, which had been created for the MFA’s new Shapiro Family Courtyard, will continue to reside in this bright and airy glass-enclosed space.

The soaring sculpture weighs approximately 10,000 pounds. It is made up of 2,342 pieces of hand-blown green glass spikes.

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"Flutter By" (Lola) © copyright Paula Ogier 2009

My love for painting animal portraits was inspired by my love of my own pets, who have been important members of my family. Yesterday, my beloved 15 &  1/2 year old Lola passed away, at home and surrounded by her family including her feline brother Sammy. Reflecting upon our love and respect for her, and her incredibly strong spirit, I can’t help but feel that animals make us better people. Lola, you remain in my heart for all time. I love you dearly, sweetheart. xo
Rest in peace.

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