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SPRING EXHIBITIONS AT DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN FLUTTERING AWAY IN MAY

April 10, 2018

Phoenix – Time is running out to experience Jun Kaneko Sculpture at Desert Botanical Garden, as well as Flowers & Form and our Spring Butterfly Exhibit. These exhibitions are closing in May, but they are included in general admission.

Kaneko is an internationally renowned ceramic artist specializing in large-scale, hand-built sculptures. His work has been collected by major museums and appeared in high-profile exhibitions and public art installations and around the world.

Kaneko’s exhibition at the Garden includes approximately 20 large-scale ceramic and bronze sculptures placed along the Garden’s trails. Included in the exhibition are his most recognizable Dango, (Japanese for “rounded form”) and Head sculptures, which range as high as 11 feet tall. The Garden’s exhibit is sponsored by APS.

In addition, visitors can enjoy the beauty of vibrant butterflies up close with our Spring Butterfly Exhibit. Learn about their role as pollinators, characteristics of their lifecycles and the Garden’s conservation efforts to protect them. Each week, hundreds of new butterflies are released in the pavilion, and new pupae are added to the caterpillar nursery.

Patrons can celebrate the art, form and life of desert plants with John Schaefer’s Flowers & Form. Schaefer has distinguished himself as an esteemed educator, best-selling author and acclaimed photographer—has chosen cactus plants and flowers-as his photographic muse.

Starting Jan. 26 through May 20, 2018, Schaefer’s photographic works of plants and flowers, many shot at the Desert Botanical Garden, will be on exhibit in the Ottosen Gallery.

WHERE:  Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008

WHEN:        

  • Jun Kaneko Sculpture at Desert Botanical Garden – Closing May 13
  • Spring Butterfly Exhibit – Closing May 13
  • Flowers & Form – Closing May 20

COST:   Garden Admission Rates

  • Adults $24.95
  • Children $12.95 (3-17)
  • Garden members and children 3 years and younger are admitted free.

INFO:    Online at dbg.org, call 480.941.1225 (9 a.m. – 5 p.m., daily) or at the Admissions Box Office (8 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily)

About Desert Botanical Garden
Desert Botanical Garden features 50,000 plants from across the world. The Garden allows visitors to experience the beauty of the desert like never before. For 80 years, the Garden’s commitment to the community is to advance excellence in education, research, exhibition and conservation of desert plants of the world with emphasis on the Southwestern United States.

 

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