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Austin's Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center Premieres the "Field of Light" by Artist Bruce Munro

Carol Lennox

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Field of Light art installation.Photo byPhoto courtesy of Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center.

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center's Field of Light display is 28,000 stemmed spheres Illuminating 16 acres of the Texas Arboretum at the Wildflower Center. The exhibition is lit by solar-powered fiber optics and showcases the intersection of art, technology, and nature along a 0.75-mile walking trail.

Bruce Munro is the artist who conceived and modeled the stunning light exhibit, an added draw to the Wildflower Center during the season of lights.

Tickets are from $20 per child to $41 to $45 general admission.

The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center is celebrating 40 years of implementing its ongoing mission to inspire the use and conservation of native plants through its research, education and outreach programs. As the state of Texas' botanic garden and arboretum, the various programs held there throughout the year meet the goals of the mission and inspire both residents and visitors to conserve and cultivate native plants that are drought resistant and sustainable.

The holiday season of lights is special, however, in its ability to draw families, locals and tourists looking for special events and experiences during the holidays. The Center's wide open spaces are an ideal "canvas" for a lighting artist. The artist chosen for 2022, Bruce Munro, created a one-of-a-kind exhibit.

Best known for his large-scale light-based artworks, London-born artist Bruce Munro is world-renowned for art installations inspired by his continuous study of natural light and his curiosity for shared human experiences. Bruce produces both monumental temporary experiential artworks as well as intimate story-pieces. His work has been commissioned by and displayed in special exhibitions in galleries, parks, grand estates, cathedrals, botanical gardens, and museums around the globe.

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