Monday, November 22, 2010
Fernbank Museum of Natural History Premieres "Winter Wonderland"
Front row: Doddy Ward (pres., Fil-Am Assoc. of Greater Atlanta, Ces Alberto (tres., Galing Foundation, Inc.) & Didi O'Connor (pres., Philippine American Chamber of Commerce in GA)
Back row: TJ Ward, Dr. Bobbi Hohmann (curator, Fernbank Museum's McClatchey Collection Curator and Winter Wonderland), Tony Alberto (artist, "Simbang Gabi" Philippine Tree) & Ralph O'Connor
Tuesday, November 16 at 6:30pm, the Fernbank Museum of Natural History (767 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta 30307) hosted the premiere of "Winter Wonderland". The exhibit showcases decorated trees depicting celebrations of holidays, cultures and traditions around the world.
"Winter Wonderland: Celebrations and Traditions Around the World" is on view November 17, 2010 - January 5, 2011. The programming series featuring decorated trees, dance groups,
musical acts, craft demonstrations, storytelling and more. Decorated by local community partners and Consulate offices, the trees twinkle with lights, shine with colors, and glimmer with a variety of cultural ornaments that recognize the diversity of cultural celebrations around the world.
Admission to Winter Wonderland is included with Museum admission and is free for members.
"Simbang Gabi", the Philippine Tree by artist Tony Alberto is sponsored by the Philippine Honorary Consulate and Galing Foundation, Inc.
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