While not getting to all the events we wanted to this Holiday season, we did manage an after Christmas trip to the Franklin Park Conservatory. I have a number of picture posts to make, but the first thing I wanted to highlight was the medley of art glass and botanical beauty that is so well melded in the Chihuly exhibitions that Franklin Park Conservatory presents.
I think this is the perfect winter mix, and complements the fun Butterfly exhibit during the warmer months. These glass sculptures are like tropical flowers bursting forth from the foliage and lend excitement to already fascinating plantings throughout the Conservatory’s Victorian Palm House, Orchid house, and global climate zone areas (although there are plenty of other sculptures tucked here and there and powerfully displayed in the main court).
There were poinsettias for added color, but they were not a strong presence compared with the glass art. In a basement exhibit are were Gingerbread houses of all sorts for a very Christmas-sy display. Pictures of that, later. For now, Chihuly collages and the poinsettias:
More about Franklin Park Conservatory at their website. The Chihuly exhibit continues through March 28, 2010.