New Wreaths For Art Institute Lions
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"It's been a fun project," said Stephanie Tharp to the Chicago Sun-Times. "It's been an honor to work on the project." Her husband agreed with her. "We punched it up a little, but it reads as Christmas-y," Bruce Tharp said. To see if their new creations could withstand the harsh Chicago winter, the Tharp's hung each wreath off their South Loop balcony to see how they handled the temperature drop and they also put smaller samples in their freezer.
Chai Lee, a museum spokesman, said to the Sun-Times that the less traditional aluminum wreaths designed by Yves Behar received a warm welcome last year. "Most people really loved the reinterpretation of a new tradition," he said. "We're taking it one step farther than last year."