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A&E BRIEFS Tom Stephens' landscapes are featured in Tropical Splendor. Contributed photo TROPICAL SPLENDOR IN FULL BLOOM AT SELBY GARDENS Selby Gardens has no shortage of beautiful vistas and unique plants, so it is no surprise that artists are inspired to depict the Gardens' beauty in their work. Tropical Splendor, a new art exhibit in the Museum of Botany and the Arts, will demonstrate two artists' fascination with Selby Gardens and its plants, the Gardens has announced. color. Stephens' work showcases Selby's landscapes, while Mason focuses on distinctive tropical plants from Selby's collections, the release adds. The exhibit will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. through Feb. 27, and after hours during the Gardens' holiday show, Lights in Bloom, which will be presented Dec. 20-23 Tropical Splendor features "stunning gar- and 26-30. Entry is included in the price of den paintings" by Anna Mason of the United admission to the Gardens. Kingdom and Sarasota artist Tom Stephens, a news release says. The paintings portray For more information about Tropical macro and micro views of tropical locales S p l e n d o r a n d S e l b y G a r d e n s , v i s i t and plants, with an emphasis on texture and or call 366-5731.

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