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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Take Me To The Tropics!

Above: This decidedly tropical looking plant can be found at Tacoma's Seymour Botanical Conservatory. Photo copyright 2008 by Mizu Sugimura.

I don't know about you, but too many days of non-stop cold winter weather such as we've been having makes me want to think about something warmer like the tropics. But where can one go for a quick fix of a tropical balm in the temporarily snowed-in environs of greater Tacoma and vicinity?

The city where art and nature meet is way ahead of us on this one, particularly the folks at the Seymour Botanical Conservatory, 316 South G. Street, at Wright Park where a number of our plant friends (see above) who prefer decidedly warmer temperatures are hanging out to celebrate the facilities 100th year celebration with some 250 or more pieces of bright and brilliantly colored glass art (see below) through February 22, 2009.

The beautiful glass is part of an installation from the studios of favorite son and international glass art star extraordinaire Dale Chihuly from 10:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday during regular botanical garden hours.

Evening viewing times will be available on January 15 and February 19 through 8:00 p.m. in conjunction with Thursday Night Art Walks and admission to the exhibition is delightfully free. For more details check this link. Link
Below: Similar but graceful lines of tropical climes are beautifully evolked in this stunning tribute to Nature's bounty throughout this decidedly warm and organic sculpture. Photo copyright 2008 by Mizu Sugimura.


Lorraine Hart said...

I'm really excited about this and plan on going. I loved all the other pix at your "Liquid Muse NW" blog for this event Mizu!

Kim Thompson said...

This is a Tacoma gem!

JosephMcG said...

Mizu: thank you. I look forward to visiting Wright Park in January.

Stephanie Frieze said...

Thank you, Mizu. It's wonderful to hear about what's happening in Tacoma. For being a non-resident, you have your finger on the city's pulse!