A Tale of Two Dale Chihuly’s – Part 2

This art inspired poetry book is priceless.

A Teacher's Reflections

In Part 1, I discovered a magnificent Dale Chihuly work of art at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia.  The glass structure is 21 feet tall and titled “Flame of Liberty”.  In the same museum is a Peace Portal, a structure with wrought iron legs and a stained glass canopy.  I recreated that Peace Portal in my classroom, with heavy cardboard tubes for legs that children decorated, and ‘stained glass’ created by children for the canopy.

That Peace Portal drew children in.  They wanted to be there, under the canopy.  I interviewed the children, asking them how it felt sitting beneath a Peace Portal.  Their answers were astounding, and became poetry.  It was natural that a classroom poetry book was born, The Aqua Room Peace Poetry Book.

Part 2
I would like to read that book to you:

Stayed tuned for Part 3, my second Dale Chihuly.  It’s…

View original post 4 more words

About A. L. Kaplan

I am a writer, artist, and parent.
This entry was posted in Essay. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to A Tale of Two Dale Chihuly’s – Part 2

  1. Jennie says:

    Thank you for sharing this post!

    Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.