Chihuly River Of Glass

In 1994 Michael Barnard was invited by Seattle glass artist to help film the first leg of his ambitious “Chihuly Over Venice” project that was kick-off in Nuutajarvi, Finland. Barnard went on to complete the documentary feature about the entire project with shoots in Ireland, Mexico, the USA and in Venice, Italy where Chihuly and his crew  installed his large, colorful glass works across the city during the 1996 Aperto Vetro. The 90-minute film went on to air on the Sundance Channel, Bravo Canada and United Airlines. It also won a Silver Medal in the U.S. Film Festival. 

Following is a short excerpt from the beginning of the film. DVD copies can be pruchased by going to



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