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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 5, 2010
WHEN: Texas Society of Sculptors Exhibit begins Tuesday, March 9. A reception with the sculptors will occur from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, March 21.
WHERE: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Avenue. Directions at: http://www.widlflower.org/visit
OTHER EXHIBITS BEGINNING IN MARCH:
- Shou Ping - March 13-May 30
About 40 works of this talented painter will appear in the McDermott Learning Center. Shou Ping creates beautiful watercolor paintings of wildflowers, birds and other natural subjects, and then cuts them into 3-D sculptures like you've never seen before. Her work will be on sale through the center store, and she will be on hand at her exhibit from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 13, the first day of the center's Artists & Artisans Festival.
- Native Plant Bonsai - March 27-May 30
Come see how pruning and other traditional bonsai techniques are used by the Austin and San Antonio Bonsai societies to turn native trees of Texas into elegant, miniature mimics of their larger counterparts. More than 20 bonsai that include Texas persimmon and cedar elm will be on display under the rose arbors near the McDermott Learning Center.
ADMISSIONS: Through March 14 - $7 Adult, $6 Seniors and Students, $3 Children and Free for members and children under 5. Starting March 15 - $8 Adult, $7 Seniors and Students, $3 Children and Free for members and children under 5. For more information, go to: http://www.wildflower.org/exhibits or call 512-232-0100.