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Loyola University Museum of Art


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Second Annual Arts Botanica Exhibit to be Unveiled Tonight at LUMA



Join LUMA for a fun, flower-themed opening night reception to celebrate the return of the popular Arts Botanica exhibition, a special weeklong exhibition featuring the work of contemporary Chicago artists and some of the city's most creative florists.

Local florists have created living floral compositions inspired by original artwork from the show's participating artists. In creating their unique floral arrangements and installations, the florists have based their botanical subject matter on a number of contemporary art pieces including paintings, sculptures, videos, and fashion design.

Friday, June 1, 2007
6 - 8 p.m.

Loyola University Museum of Art
820 North Michigan Avenue (Across the street from Water Tower Park)
Chicago, IL 60611

Using eye-catching floral creations to make contemporary art come to life, Arts Botanica provides attendees, and more importantly, your cameras, a stunning visual. Carefully blending art and flora, Arts Botanica is the perfect exhibit to coincide with springtime in Chicago.

Arts Botanica is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.

About LUMA
Opened in 2005, the Loyola University Museum of Art is dedicated to exploring, promoting, and understanding art and artistic expression that illuminates the enduring spiritual questions of all cultures and societies. As a museum with an interest in education and educational programming, LUMA reflects the University’s Jesuit mission and is dedicated to helping people of all creeds explore the roots of their faith and spiritual quests. Located at Loyola University Chicago’s Water Tower Campus, the museum occupies the first three floors of the University’s historic Lewis Towers on Chicago’s famous Michigan Avenue. For more information, visit the museum’s website at LUC.edu/luma.

Art illuminating the spirit!