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ORIGAMIINTHEGARDEN OPENS AT THE MISSOURI BOTANICAL GARDEN IN APRIL
Exhibit included with Garden admission
WHEN: April 17-October 10
WHERE: Missouri Botanical Garden, 4344 Shaw Blvd., south St. Louis
COST: Included with Garden admission, free for members
SPONSORS: Pohlmann Legacy, UMB Bank, International Paper, Missouri Life Magazine, Williams Patent Crusher & Pulverizer Co., Inc.
(ST. LOUIS) OrigamiintheGarden, a monumental sculpture exhibit, opens this April at the Missouri Botanical Garden.
OrigamiintheGarden is a custom traveling sculpture exhibition created by Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box that captures the delicate nature of the paper artform in museum-quality metals. The exhibition features Kevin Box’s own larger-than-life compositions as well as collaborations with world renowned origami artists Te Jui Fu, Beth Johnson, Michael G. LaFosse and Robert J. Lang.
The monumental show features 18 large-scale installations that include flying birds, emerging butterflies, floating boats and soaring paper airplanes that will be placed throughout the Garden’s iconic locations. The crown jewel of the exhibition is Master Peace, a 25-foot sculpture that creates the illusion of 1,000 stainless steel origami peace cranes hovering above the water.
The traveling exhibit has made previous appearances at other botanical gardens throughout the U.S. Kevin Box said “the natural and yet scientific setting of a botanical garden makes it the ideal setting for the exhibit that brings together art, science and nature to entertain, educate and inspire our senses in an outdoor setting.”
OrigamiintheGarden begins its St. Louis stay on the weekend of April 17-18 and will be on display through October 10.
The exhibit is included with Missouri Botanical Garden admission of $14 for adults and free for children ages 12 and under. St. Louis City and County residents enjoy discounted admission.
Missouri Botanical Garden members visit for free. Membership is the best way to experience the Garden! Learn more about becoming a member at mobot.org/membership.
The Missouri Botanical Garden is located at 4344 Shaw Blvd. in south St. Louis, accessible from Interstate 44 at the Vandeventer exit and from Interstate 64 at the Kingshighway North and South exit. Free parking is available on site and two blocks west at the corner of Shaw and Vandeventer.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for photos of the sculptures. For more information about the exhibit, please visit mobot.org/origami .
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The Missouri Botanical Garden’s mission is “to discover and share knowledge about plants and their environment in order to preserve and enrich life.” Today, 162 years after opening, the Missouri Botanical Garden is a National Historic Landmark and a center for science, conservation, education and horticultural display.