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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Arts & Gardens Event

New Orleans Botanical Garden and KK Projects Life is Art Foundation
team up to unveil Sculptures from International Artists,
A part of arts+gardens+new orleans

Special Preview Event November 12, 2009
6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

The New Orleans Botanical Garden has partnered with the KK Projects Life is Art Foundation to present a series of large-scale art works for public viewing inside the Garden. The sculptures first gained attention while they were on view during last weekend's VOODOO Experience in City Park, and have now been brought into the Botanical Garden where they will stay through January.

Cone by Sachs and Kretzer

Some of the larger-than-life pieces include the Cone by German artists Hans Sachs and Manuel Kretzer, a light based sculpture that rotates with human force. Watch your Eyes, by Elliott Coon, and Light Harps, by Jen Lewin will also be on display. Additionally there is a piece commissioned by City Park from Eric Ehlenberger called Venusian Swamp Lily that will hover above the Botanical Garden's renowned Lily Pond. All of the sculptures are lighted, and some are kinetic, and interactive. All of the sculpture will be on display and open to the public for Celebration in the Oaks which runs from Friday November 27th to Wednesday December 30th.

The sculptures will be on exhibit for a special preview event at the New Orleans Botanical Garden on Thursday, November 12, from 6:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m. The Garden encourages members of the artistic, gardening, and cultural community to view the sculptures and take part in the ongoing vitalization of New Orleans as an arts and gardens destination.

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