Nature Notes: Turrell exhibit to open Aug. 8

Staff Writer
Columbus Alive

The installation by renowned light artist James Turrell will grace the historic Palm House of the Franklin Park Conservatory starting at dusk Friday, Aug. 8. Speaking at a recent groundbreaking for phase two of the conservatory's master plan, executive director Bruce Harkey nailed down the date, which had been up in the air since plans for the exhibit were announced late last year.

Turrell, from Arizona, has won numerous awards for manipulating light and space. His Columbus debut will adorn the glass atrium inside and out with numerous LED lights changing shape and shade to make the horticultural center come alive after hours.

Staff at Franklin Park plan to use opening night to highlight the park's other seasonal offerings, such as rooftop gardens that will be in full bloom in August.

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