Don Wiegand and Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House

Wednesday, March 13th, 2019
1 day / 1 meal

Meet St. Louis native, artist and philanthropist Don Wiegand, creator of the Spirit of Hope Award, The Lindbergh Award and most recently the Pope John Paul ll papal art medal. Visit his studio and see original clays, maquettes and bronze portraits of historic figures in the retrospective exhibit covering the scope of the sculptor’s career spanning over 50 years. See the imposing visages of Winston Churchill, Bob Hope and Tennessee Williams and participate in “creating a work of art” Don is currently working on. Did you know his parents opened the original Smokehouse Market, now part of Annie Gunn’s where we will have lunch? A Monarch sculpture will greet us at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Watch their magical metamorphosis and see hundreds of colorful exotic butterflies in free flight while strolling on a path winding through a waterlily pond, waterfalls and lush exotic tropical plants. L $105