Exclusive Dallas art party opens to public

What happens when you mix tropical music, tasty food and an array of stunning art? A rare chance to experience a unique art party hosted by the Texas Discovery Gardens of Dallas on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Beautifully hand-crafted sculptures and public art will be on display throughout the vicinity for public view.

Artists Cheryl Hamilton and Michael Vandermeer, of i.e. creative, make a close-knit and talented team that has taken the past year to carefully create unique concepts relevant to the insect biosphere of the local garden.

“We come from two different backgrounds,” Hamilton said. “He comes from a nuclear physics background, and I come from fine art.”

Both artists have been working together for 17 years, sharing ideas and working with each other’s specializations to create their masterpieces.

“We exchange our artwork to come together and collaborate,” Hamilton said.

The artists were two of 200 candidates who competed over North America for the opportunity to display their talents.

Their work exclusively for the Butterfly Gardens, called

“Imago,” consists of hand-blown glass and stainless steel that will be arranged within the atrium.

Not only will attendees get to see this remarkable art display, but they will also get to enjoy featured music of Panorama, hors d’oeuvres from Food Glorious Food and wine from The Naked Grape.

Individual tickets are $15 or two for $25 and can be purchased at the door or online Space is limited, so reserve your ticket today.

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