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West meets East at the Denver Botanic Gardens through this weekend

For much of this year, the Denver Botanic Gardens has been an intersection for Asian and American culture. It began with the Kizuna: West Meets East outdoor exhibit, for which bamboo specialists Tetsunori Kawana and Stephen Talasnik created several site-specific sculptures. They were up in time for the June opening of the Gardens' Bill Hosokawa Bonsai Pavilion, which honors the former Denver Post editor and 2007 Civil Rights Award winner. Next to the pavilion the Gardens constructed an authentic Japanese tea house in which to perform traditional tea ceremonies, which complements the facility's already renowned Japanese garden.

And inside, the Gardens has hosted two shows that tie to the West meets East theme. But time is running out for this harmonic convergence.

See also: -The yin and yang of bamboo meet in Kizuna at the Denver Botanic Gardens - Oh, the Faces you'll see: The Arvada Center updates portraiture in a summer exhibit - Food Day activities will bloom at the Denver Botanic Gardens

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Noah Hubbell