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A Small Private Sale of Paintings and Objects from the Manabu Saito and John P. Craig Estate

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Tucson Botanical Gardens is pleased to offer for public sale a small selection of paintings and personal items from the estate of botanical artist Manabu Saito. and his partner John P. Craig. It was Mr. Saito's wish that the proceeds from the sale of his works and items further the mission of the Gardens. Mr. Saito's collection is vast and varied.  Works for sale includes watercolors from the New Jersey shoreline, a seascape of Japan as well as Mr. Saito's beloved flora paintings (prints and a few select originals) that were created throughout his life. Other items for sale include includes pottery, batik, masks and a few paintings from other artist friends of Manabu. Personal items such as journals, photographs, Manabu's brushes and paints will also be on display, but are not for sale. This exhibit will be on display in the Legacy Gallery, during regular Garden hours. (Daily 7:30 am-4:30 pm; Thurs-Fri 7:30 am-8:00 pm. CLOSED: January 1 (New Year’s Day), July 4,  Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.) The Tucson Botanical Gardens is a tranquil oasis in the heart of Tucson that strives to be recognized and respected as the best small public garden in America.