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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 10, 2009
When: Because of its popularity, the exhibit of 40 pieces has been extended until Sunday, August 30.
Where: Gardens of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX, 78739.
Background: The Wildflower Center features a wide-ranging exhibit of sculptures nestled throughout the center's grounds. Eighteen Texas artists crafted the works depicting angels, birds, scorpions and other subjects from stone, brushed metal, terra cotta and other materials. Among them are a bronze statue of a young girl and a bronze scorpion children can climb on, whimsical, colorful elfin-like figurines and an African-style mask of steel, copper and glass. About a dozen of the artworks have been added in the past month as replacements for art no longer on display, some of which was sold.
Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors and students, $3 children and free for members and children under 5. For more information, call 512.232.0100 or visit http://www.wildflower.org/.