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Polar Bears on Vacation: The Art of Barbara Stone

May 1, 2017 - July 13, 2017

Barbara Stone has exclusively used the image of polar bears as a personal symbol in her artwork since 1979. Her research has taken her to Canada’s Northwest Territories, the Yukon and Alaska to study the yearly migration of polar bears. A self-taught artist, she has developed a unique style of incorporating colored pencil with watercolor in her paintings. She has explored many media with the polar bear image, including fabric design for Japanese kimonos, porcelain sculpture, water color paintings, wooden furniture forms, pen and ink and pencil drawings, and serigraph and lithograph prints.

On exhibit in the Visitors Center. Included with Bok Tower Gardens admission.

Year-long Admission
Purchase an annual membership to for 365 days of admission.
All memberships include free Gardens admission and discounts on most special events, gift shop, and café purchases.
One-day Admission
Combo Admission Adults $20 – Children (5-12) $10
This ticket option includes General Admission and access to a self-guided tour of Pinewood Estate.
General Admission Adults $14 – Children (5-12) $5
This ticket option includes admission to the Gardens, Pine Ridge Nature Trail, Preserve Trail and the Visitor Center complex.

Bok Tower Gardens has reciprocal benefit partnerships with various museums and cultural institutions throughout Florida and the American Horticultural Society. If you are a member of these participating organizations, check your membership benefits to see what discount is available to you. These discounts can only be applied at the entrance gate upon arrival. Admission tickets are valid for one day and do not include admission to specially ticketed events. Parking at the Gardens is always free.


Bok Tower Gardens
1151 Tower Boulevard
Lake Wales, Florida 33853 United States
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Polk Arts Alliance

PO Box 727 Bartow, FL 33831-0727 director@polkarts.org (863) 804-0494