Thursday, August 16, 2012
Chinese Lantern Festival
This year the Missouri Botanical Garden hosted a very special event called Lantern Festival: Art by Day, Magic By Night. It is the first event of it's kind in the United States and has attracted visitors from all over the country.The planning for this event took over three years and is staged to celebrate the completion of a 25 year effort to record the diverse plant life of China in a multi-volume publication called the Flora of China.
Many artisans traveled from China and spent months constructing these larger than life lanterns from steel frames, silk, medicine bottles and dinnerware. They are absolutely amazing! I feel very fortunate to have seen this exhibit in such a beautiful setting as the world renowned Missouri Botanical Garden. Hope you enjoyed seeing these photos of the festival.
Have a blessed day,