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Archive for Sunday, October 23, 2005

Chihuly exhibit coming to St. Louis gardens

October 23, 2005

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— Spring flowers won't be the only draw for visitors to the Missouri Botanical Garden next year.

Glass artist Dale Chihuly will create a temporary exhibit of his sculptures for the 79-acre garden in St. Louis. "Glass in the Garden" will open April 30 for a six-month run.

The sculptures will be displayed inside the Climatron, a rain forest habitat, as well as outside on the grounds. There are plans to light the sculptures and open the garden on Thursday nights during the exhibit's run.

The garden, a national historic landmark, typically draws 700,000 visitors annually, but the Chihuly exhibit is expected to increase visitation by 20 percent, according to garden director Peter Raven.

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