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Art and flowers deserve to be together all the time. The Wildflower Center hosts many exhibits featuring the work of Central Texas artists and photographers, as well as the work of prominent nature artists from around the world.

Passion for Nature

January 9 through March 20

Enjoy captivating, intricate depictions of nature in an exhibit by graphite artist Crystal Orlando created for the Wildflower Center. Orlando draws inspiration from extensive outdoor travels where she searches for the soul of nature in its purist form. Using photo realism and hyper-realistic techniques, she creates masterpieces that take you on an intimate journey. A member of the Woman Artists of the West, she has had solo shows in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and Temple, Texas. Her works have also appeared in many southwestern group shows. Her works are on display in galleries in Salado as well as Taos and Ruidoso, New Mexico. Meet Orlando at her exhibit the afternoons of Jan. 23 and March 20 from 1 to 4 p.m.

Relics in The Field Sculpture Exhibit

September 12 through May

As you walk the gardens of the Wildflower Center, keep an eye out for the intriguing works of Sun McColgin. The Austinite started sculpting after he moved to the city in the late 1980s to pursue an archeology degree. With the abstract sculptures of "Relics in The Field," he seeks to celebrate time's passage and the promise and beauty of the unseen forces of the future on the shape of things. His metal sculptures also serve as a metaphor for how fragile seemingly indestructible things can be. Look for Clovis and his other sculptures on the grounds through May 31.

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