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December 29, 1995 - Image 91

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The Detroit Jewish News, 1995-12-29

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SIN Entertainment

B

arry Burton real-
ly knows how to
light up a room —
or a zoo, in this
case. As the Detroit Zoo's
horticulturist, Burton is re-
sponsible for designing all
the landscaping and main-
taining the grounds, which
include the Wild Lights dis-
play that closes tomorrow.
The Wild Lights display, With a flip of the switch, an explosion of 250,000 multicolored lights adorns the Wild Lights display.
a fund-raiser for the De-
troit Zoological Society, took the shrubs with color. The an animated peacock. There's
Burton seven full weeks to cre- lights wrapped around trees even an erupting volcano.
As an added bonus, Wild
ate and set up. He even called emphasize a magical setting for
his dad out of retirement at the the kids. It's just a crazy, light- Lights evening browsers can
find out what really goes on
last minute to help string the ed, glamorous event."
with the reptiles, who typical-
Forty
animal
creations
line
display's 250,000 lights prior to
ly sleep during the day, at the
a
half-mile
trail
throughout
the
the Nov. 16 opening.
"This lights creation is not zoo. They include dinosaurs, gi- Reptile House.
your standard holiday look," raffes, grizzly bears, tigers, pen-
—Julie Smith Yolks
Burton says. "I like to use globs -guins, leaping frogs, swinging
gibbons,
hummingbirds,
and
of lights, where you smother

PHOTO BY GLENN TRIESI

Light Up
Your
Weekend

2 This is your last cha-nce to check out the_ Wild Lights display at the Detroit Zoo, which will
be open from 5:30 to 8:00 p.m. tonight and tomorrow, Dec. 30. Admission is $3 for adults and
$1.50 for children. Kids under 2 are admitted free and parking is free. Special rates are avail-
able for Detroit Zoological Society members. The Detroit Zoo is located at the intersection of
Ten Mile Road and Woodward Avenue, just off 1-696 in Royal Oak. Call (810) 541-5835 for more
information.

Stone Gallery, 536 North Wood-
ward Avenue, Birmingham.
(810) 647-7040.

Weaving Out Loud: Sandra
Brownlee. Forty woven works
by Cranbrook Academy of Art
graduate, through Dec. 30.

Young Curators Choose
Chairs: A Museum/Commu-
nity Collaboration. Involves
students who assume the role of
museum curators and work with
the museum's collection of chairs
to identify their level of function,
comfort, and aesthetics. Through

March 24, 1996. 1-5 p.m.
Wednesdays-Sundays, 10 a.m.-
9 p.m. Thursdays. Tickets:
$4/adults, $2/full-time students,
children, and senior citizens.
Cranbrook Art Museum, 1221 N
Woodward Ave. (810) 645-3314.

Painting With Fire: Pewabic
Vessels in the Margaret Wat-
son Parker Collection. Pot-
tery, paintings and lithographs,
through Jan. 7. 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-9
p.m. Thursday, and noon-5 p.m.
Sunday. Admission is free. Uni-
versity of Michigan Museum of

Art, 525 S State St. (313) 764-
0395.

The PaineWebber Collection
of Contemporary Masters.
Collection includes approxi-
mately 70 paintings, sculptures,
works on paper and pho-
tographs. Through Dec. 31. 11
a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday,
11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends. Detroit
Institute of Arts, 5200 Wood-
ward Ave. (313) 833-7900.

Thomas Cole: The Voyage of
Life features a series of four
paintings from the American

arl ‘.Thro ug h
14 . 1
4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 11
ain,-5 p.m. weekends, Detroit
Institute of Arts, 5200 Wood-
ward Ave. (313) 833-7900.

Nature Observed, Nature In-
terpreted. 19th-century Amer-
ican landscape drawings and
watercolors. 'Through Dec. 31. 11
a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Friday,
11 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends. Detroit
Institute of Arts, 5200 Wood-
ward Ave. (313) 833-7900.

Gifts of Clay Holiday Show.
Through Dec. 31. Pewabic Pot-

tery. ,

Fiber
u1:
urzPs,
jewelry, unique silk scarves, pil
lows and table fashions by na-
tional and area artists. Through
Jan. 6. 11-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sat-
urday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m. Friday. An-
derson Gallery, located in the
Oakland Arts Building, 7 N. Sag-
inaw, Pontiac. (81.0) 335-4611.

Sculpture 1)emonstration..
Mark Rowland, master's candi-
date in sculpture, Cranbrook
CALENDAR page 60

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