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Desert Botanical Garden presents Whispers of a New World: Sculpture by Carolina Escobar

September 06, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact:
John Sallot – Director of Marketing   
Phone: 480 481.8101
E-Mail: jsallot@dbg.org

Images available at: http://www.dbg.org/media-center/resources

   

The Desert Botanical Garden is pleased to present Whispers of a New World: Sculpture by Carolina Escobar. The exhibit will be on display along the Desert Discovery Loop Trail, The Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Trail and in Ottosen Gallery October 5, 2012 through May 27, 2013. The exhibit is included with paid Garden admission. 

Using vibrant colors and shapes inspired by nature, Escobar works with steel, copper screen and resined cloth to create organic sculptures. Ottosen Gallery works will include Escobar’s two-dimensional pieces resembling the flowing forms of her sculptures and the rich colors found in nature.

Escobar is a local, Phoenix artist who received her BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MFA from Yale University in Sculpture, and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant (2007 and 2011), Individual Artist Grant from the Artist Fund of the New York Foundation for the Arts (2011), the Esther and Adolph Gottlieb individual artist grant in 2011, and Artist Artist in Residence, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand (2008).

“I am so pleased that we are featuring a local Phoenix artist and someone whose work reflects the natural world around us,” said Ken Schutz, executive director of the Desert Botanical Garden.  “To see art that is so contemporary, so modern, yet fits so well with our plant displays, is truly inspirational.”

When: October 5 2012 – May 27, 2013
Where: 
Located along the Desert Discover Trail, the Harriet K. Maxwell Desert Wildflower Trail and inside Ottosen Gallery
Cost:
The exhibit is included with admission to the Garden.  Admission rates are $18.00 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students with ID, $8 for children 3-12 years-of-age; Garden members and children 2 years and younger are admitted free.
   
A “Phoenix Point of Pride”, the Desert Botanical Garden is one of only a few botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is a privately funded, non-profit organization and depends on revenues from admissions and gift shop sales, as well as contributions from individuals and businesses to fund its programs of environmental education, plant conservation and research.

The Desert Botanical Garden is located inside Papago Park at 1201 North Galvin Parkway in Phoenix, Arizona.  The Garden is open every day, except Thanksgiving, December 25 and July 4, between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.  Call (480) 941-1225 or visit www.dbg.org for more information.
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