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The communications office of the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center at The University of Texas at Austin provides media with timely, accurate information about the Wildflower Center. Below are recent press releases related to Center events and to staff expertise on conservation practices, native plant gardening, nature education, and native plant resources and research findings. For more information or photos beyond those on the newsroom site, please contact:

    Media Manager
Barbra Rodriguez

May 14, 2005

Big Texas Wildflowers Exhibit by Malou Flato

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is pleased to present Big Texas Wildflowers, featuring 25 Wildflower Center-inspired paintings by native Texas artist Malou Flato. Her large format watercolors and acrylics will be on display from May 14 to August 28, in the McDermott Learning Center at the Wildflower Center.

Malou's exhibition pieces are available for sale through $link(nd=store,Wild Ideas: The Store), with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the Wildflower Center.

The Hill Country has inspired Malou's artwork for thirty years. She works with a variety of media, including paintings, ceramics, and sculptures, that all convey the beauty of her natural world subjects. Malou was the 2003 artist for the Texas Book Festival and is known for tile murals in Central Markets throughout the state.

For more information on the Big Texas Wildflowers exhibit or additional information on the Center, call 512.232.0100 or visit $link(nd=home,www.wildflower.org).

Hours for the Wildflower Center are Tuesday - Sunday 9am - 5:30pm ($link(nd=hours,more))

Directions: The Wildflower Center is located in southwest Austin: Follow Loop 1 south, turn left on La Crosse Avenue, the first light past Slaughter Lane. The Wildflower Center is two blocks down on the right. ($link(nd=directions,more))

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