“Changing Tides” Winter Garden Exhibit and creative opportunities

Event Details

Date(s) & Time(s)::

Daily from January 10, 2015 until April 5, 2015

Location: Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Phone: (260) 427-6440

Link: http://www.botanicalconservatory.org

Event Description

January 12, 2015 Updated Feb 10, 2015 at 11:52 AM EDT

This winter, the Botanical Conservatory invites internationally-known artist Sayaka Ganz to create an imaginative seascape in the midst of our lush Showcase Garden using recycled materials. Discarded everyday items such as plastic forks, knives and bowls are reborn with new purpose and meaning as the artist transforms them into colorful and lifelike sculptures of jellyfish, kelp, dolphins and coral reef.

Let the beauty of this ocean scene inspire you to do more than recycle waste items – consider their value and start upcycling. You can practice seeing the possibilities for yourself as you try your hand with “One Man’s Trash” in our hands-on Discovery Gallery.

“Changing Tides” seeks to provide visitors with a moving, dramatic, aesthetic experience while also inspiring guests to make Reduce/Reuse/Recycle a part of their daily lives.

Creative Opportunities in Changing Tides
January-March at the Botanical Conservatory
Take advantage of the opportunities to enjoy and practice creativity at the Conservatory this winter during the “Changing Tides” exhibit. Learn more about the issues surrounding recycling and ways you can be a more responsible steward of our resources. And have fun while you learn and do! For full program descriptions go to our web site.

•"Picture Your Sweetheart" -- February 10-15, Bring your camera!

•“One Man’s Trash” interactive art lab – duration of exhibit

•“What to Recycle” educational display – duration of exhibit

• “I Would Change…” chalkboard project – duration of exhibit

• Video response booth to Ganz work – duration of exhibit

• “Re:Create – Upcycle Art” public event, Saturday, February 21, 10:00 am-3:00 pm. explore your own creativity and make your own upcycle project to take home.

• “Game Piece Chic” pre-registered class, Saturday, February 7, 2:00-3:00 pm

•“Creative Sea Collage” pre-registered class, Saturdays, February 28, March 7 & 14, 1:00-3:00 pm..We will experiment with different prompts to focus your thoughts and feelings, followed by how-to and one-on-one guidance in creating your own art piece over three class sessions. A variety of art supplies will be provided, but you are asked to bring items such as pictures, shells, stones, or other found or recycled objects that evoke a seaside feeling for you through their color, shape, or texture.

•“Pinhole Camera Workshop” pre-registered class, Saturday, March 21, choice of 10:30 am-12:30 pm or 12:30-2:30 pm

•Science Fun: Recycled Snow Globes, Saturday, January 17

•Science Fun: What CAN a canister do?, Saturday, February 21

•Family Garden Close-up: Rock On!, Saturday, January 24

•Family Garden Close-up: Worms at Work, Saturday, February 28. Learn how to minimize waste, save landfill space, reduce the risk of pollution, and – best of all – make your own nutrient-rich soil that can be used in your yard or garden.

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