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Last chance to see Chihuly at night

Post by John Henrikson / The News Tribune on Feb. 18, 2009 at 3:21 pm with No Comments »
February 18, 2009 3:21 pm

The W.W. Seymour Botanical Conservatory is offering extended evening hours until 8 p.m. tonight and Thursday to see its Dale Chihuly glass art display.

Tacoma native Chihuly loaned 250-some pieces to the conservatory for the three month exhibit to cap the glass house’s centennial celebration. The display, which ends Sunday, intermingles a variety of Chihuly forms with the exotic plant life.

It’s a particularly stunning sight at night, when the work is lit up. The conservatory has been offering the night display as part of the Third Thursday Art Walk. Tonight’s display is to make up for the December event that was canceled due to snow, said conservatory manager Mary Anderson.

“It’s been wonderful,” Anderson said. “We’ve had probably triple our normal visitors and people have really enjoyed it.”

Here’s our earlier story on the exhibit.

The exhibit will be open regular hours – 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Friday through Sunday. A $5 donation is suggested. The conservatory is at 316 S. G St. in Tacoma’s Wright Park.

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