Marie Selby Botanical Gardens Presents Rainforest Masks 2012 Exhibition and Sale

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media contact: Diane Creasy

dcreasy@selby.org / 941.366-5731 ext. 225

 [February 15, 2012, Sarasota, Florida]:  Back by popular demand, Marie Selby Botanical Gardens and La Vista Verde Present the 8th Annual “Rainforest Masks 2012” Exhibit and Sale.  

These unique and striking masks designed by Borucan Indians of Costa Rica will be showcased in Selby’s Museum of Botany and the Arts from March 9 through April 20, 2012, from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. daily.

Meet the Artists sessions will take place in Selby’s Museum on March 10, 11, 17, and 18 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Take advantage of this opportunity to meet the Borucan artists and watch them carve and paint these incredible, one-of-a-kind masks.  (A Spanish speaker will be available to interpret your questions).

C.J. Shelley of La Vista Verde will present a lecture entitled, “The Road to Boruca and Beyond” in the Cooley Theater at Selby Gardens on March 14 from noon to 1:00 p.m.  This free lecture will include a travelogue with images of Costa Rica and the indigenous village of Boruca.  

Thank you to our sponsors:   SNN6, SRQ Media Group, and this event is paid for in part by Sarasota County Tourist Development Tax Revenue.

About Marie Selby Botanical Gardens
Marie Selby Botanical Gardens is a leader in the display and study of orchids, bromeliads, gesneriads, epiphytes and tropical plants with a focus on botany, horticulture and environmental education. For more information please visit our website.

Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 900 S. Palm Ave., Sarasota, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily except Christmas, regular admission $17, Members and Children 11 and under enter free, (941) 366-5731 or on our website.  Get social at www.facebook.com/selbygardens or www.twitter.com/selbygardens