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Arts & Culture
Whackos at the Tennessee Aquarium
Each Whacko is crafted by a team of glass artists under Powell's direction in his studio in Danville Kentucky. These large scale glass sculptures contain hundreds of murrini, small pieces of color that are worked into the base glass of each piece. Powell pulls, bends and shapes the glass into fanciful shapes that show off the vibrant colors selected for each individual work. The display at the Tennessee Aquarium provides ample lighting that allows the colors of each Whacko to shine through.
The exhibit at the Tennessee Aquarium is presented in collaboration with the Hunter Museum of American Art.