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Guess what these Franklin Park Conservatory plants are really made of

Guess what these Franklin Park Conservatory plants are really made of

Sarah Sole

Columbus, we won’t blame you for doing a double take when visiting Franklin Park Conservatory’s upcoming exhibit. 

Starting Jan. 23, the exhibit features local artist Lea Gray’s lush plant sculptures—and they’re all made of paper. 

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Sam Gugliemotto, marketing coordinator with Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, said Bringing Reverence to Nature: An Exploration of Botanicals in Paper will feature sculptures consisting of hundreds of intricate plants made entirely of paper. 

“Her love of nature shows in her art. It captures both the physical and intangible elements of plants,” he said. “Visitors will have an opportunity to consider nature as an art form alongside the Conservatory’s plant collections.”

The brand new exhibit will run 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily Jan. 23 through May 31 in the Cardinal Health Gallery. To reserve tickets, click here

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