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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 10, 2012
What: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center of The University of Texas at Austin offers free admission throughout January to its gardens, art exhibits, store and more. Visitors can enjoy a new photography exhibit about historic Texas trees, a new mixed-media art display and sculptures in the gardens by the late Damian Priour.
When: The grounds are open 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, noon to 5:30 p.m. Sunday. For hours of the gallery, café and store, go to: http://www.wildflower.org/visit/
Where: Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center, 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
Background: The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center unveils a new exhibit this month as part of its January offerings during free admission month. The “Living Witness” photography exhibit culminates four years of criss-crossing Texas by Ralph Yznaga to capture trees that have played a role in the state’s history. Through his work, he hopes to preserve and remind us of the amazing history that occurred in and around these historic trees. More than a dozen images Yznaga took with vintage cameras will be displayed in the McDermott Learning Center through March 11. Also enjoy the “Urban Folk” exhibit by Austinite Judy Paul in the store starting in January, and the permanent, interactive exhibit about native plants in the center’s Visitors Gallery. Paul’s small exhibit includes works that depict magical worlds where flowers, seahorses, and human figures dynamically wander throughout the frame.
In addition, visitors can eat at the café, shop for clothing and more at the center store, and admire the elegant stone and glass sculptures of Priour, a seventh generation Texan whose exhibit was extended for visitors’ enjoyment. For more information about the Wildflower Center, call 512-232-0100, or visit www.wildflower.org. To learn more about center exhibits, go to: http://www.wildflower.org/exhibits