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    View dramatic, colorful floral arrangements interpreting the timeless, mysterious beauty of Chinese culture at Tower Hill and designers showcase their talent with gorgeous compositions inspired by works of fine art at the Worcester Art Museum during Flora in Winter Thursday, January 24 through Sunday, January 27.

    At Tower Hill Botanic Garden

    Thursday-Sunday, January 24-27: 10AM-5PM

    Free with admission.
    Friday, January 25–1PM
    Saturday, January 26–1, 3PM
    Sunday, January 27–1, 3PM

    Twigs Café Hours
    Thursday–Sunday, January 24-27: 11AM – 3PM
    No reservations required. Take out is also available during these times.

    Concert: Flora Candlelight
    Friday, January 25. Doors open for viewing arrangements at 6:30PM. Concert begins at 7:30PM.
    $25 THBG and WAM Members, $30 nonmembers
    A Rodgers & Hammerstein Review by students of the Boston Conservatory of Music Ticket price includes light refreshments. Cash Bar.

    Luncheon, Lecture and Demonstration: Chinese Brush Painting and the Meaning of Flowers
    Saturday January 26, 12-2PM
    $18 THBG and WAM Members, $22 nonmembers. Includes luncheon.
    Jinghua Gao Dalia is a noted Chinese watercolor artist, whose works are in collections around the world. Jinghua has over three decades of experience in different styles of Chinese brush painting. She will demonstrate the ancient art of Chinese brush painting and discuss the Chinese traditional meaning of flowers. Jinghua teaches Chinese painting at the Lexington Chinese School and the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society. For more information on her work please visit her blog at www.brushmagic.blogspot.com.

    Workshop: Chinese Brush Painting
    Workshop: Chinese Lantern Making
    Saturday January 26, 1-3PM
    $8 THBG and WAM Members, $10 nonmembers. Fee grants admission to BOTH workshops, and is INCLUSIVE of general admission for nonmembers. Participants may start at either workshop; they do not have to plan to participate the entire 2-hour period, drop-ins welcome.
    Taught by members of the Chinese Culture Connection of Malden. Both of the workshops are designed for children 8-12 years old, but are open to all. Participants will learn the ancient technique of brush painting, and how to make a paper lantern. Includes all materials.

    Lecture and Discussion Group: Dream of the Dragon Pool-A Daoist Quest: Meet the Author and Discuss Publishing, Chinese Culture
    Saturday January 26, 3-4PM
    Free with admission.
    Join author Albert A. Dalia, who holds a doctorate and two master’s degrees in Chinese history and the history of Chinese religion, to talk about his recently published medieval Chinese historical fantasy, Dream of the Dragon Pool – A Daoist Quest. This novel was recently awarded the high honor of Novel of the Year from Online Review of Books & Current Affairs is a transition from historical writing to fiction. Dr. Dalia will discuss issues involved in writing and publishing an English language novel based on a traditional Chinese literary genre, wuxia or “heroic fiction.” For a preview of Dr. Dalia’s background and his subject matter, please go to his author’s website, www.aadalia.com.

    Slide Show and Demonstration: Penjing-The Roots of Bonsai
    Sunday January 27, 1-2PM
    Free with admission.
    Slide Show and Lecture by Bonsai expert Todd Hansen. Learn about Penjing. See slides of rare and exotic plants from around the world. Learn how Bonsai developed into an art form.

    For information on Flora in Winter events at Tower Hill Botanic Garden, please call Alix at 508.869.6111, x146 or visit www.towerhillbg.org.