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|Apr. 12-May 26|
COMMON THREADS: A HILLTOP ARTIST GLASS INSTALLATION
Special Extended Hours: Thursday, May 26th
- Open until 7pm - last day to view Common Threads.
Installation: Apr. 12-May 26
Hilltop Artists students have been hard at work designing and creating glass art inspired by Kantha Embroidery for the biennial exhibition at W.W. Seymour Conservatory in Wright Park. Kantha Embroidery is a textile art form from South Asia that tells stories through patterns and symbols. Students have investigated folk art and storytelling throughout the school year, translating what they learn into unique glass art. Part of the installation was created during a 2015 Visiting Artist Residency at Museum of Glass.
|May 31-Jun. 12|
PLANT PETTING ZOO
More than a dozen different plants will be on display in the Conservatory Plant Petting Zoo. Visitors of all ages can learn firsthand how touchable some plants can be. We'll explore the movement of sensitive plants, feel the softness of lamb's ear and smell the sweetness of scented geraniums.
|MASTER GARDENER CLINICS|
|Saturdays through May 28|
Stop by to ask a Master Gardener about your perplexing plant problems.
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|SECOND SUNDAY MUSIC 2016|
1-2:30 pm: Local musicians add harmonious ambiance to the Conservatory during this concert series. The soaring glass architecture provides resonant acoustics for instruments and vocals of all kinds. Musical performances range from classical to folk.
• Jun. 12 - Cynthia Alexander - Singer/Songwriter
• Jul. 10 - Kareen Kandi Trio - Jazz
• Aug. 14 - Champagne Sunday - Folk, Rock
• Sep. 11 - Kathye Long - Folk, Pop, Covers
• Oct. 9 - Tim Bertsch - Harpsichord, Guitar
• Nov. 13 - The Winterlings - Wolff and Amanda - Folk
• Dec. 11 - Eugennie Jones and accompanist - Jazz Vocalist
(Contact email@example.com if you are interested in performing at one of these events.)
|CHILDREN'S STORY HOUR 2016|
11 am-noon: Join Bonnie Beaudoin among the beautiful flowers for monthly storytelling along with a short hands-on science and art project..
• June 29 - Nature's Colors: The Very Lonely Firefly by Eric Carle / Science: Insects / Art: Straw Blowing Painting
• July 6 - Art in the Garden: Flower Garden by Eve Bunting / Schience: The Reason for a Flower / Art: Flower Collage
• July 13 - Art at the Market: A Day at the Market by Sara Anderson / Science: Nutrition / Art: Eat Local Poster
• July 20 - Imagination from Nature: The Fantastic Jungles of Henri Rousseau by Michelle Markel / Science: Rainforests / Art: Crayon Resist Jungle Picture
• July 27 - Inspiration from Nature: The Iridescence of Birds by Patricia MacLachlan / Science: Birds / Art: Matisse Cut Outs Bird Design
• Oct. 12 - Art in the Garden: Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert / Science: From Seed to Plant / Art: Plate Collage
• Nov. 9 - Patterns in Nature: Corn is Maize by Aliki /Science: Corn Facts / Art: Paper Mosaic
• Dec. 14 - Patterns in Nature: Some Snow Said Hello by Russell and Lilian Hoban / Science: Weather / Art: Pattern Picture
• Feb. 8 - Textures in Nature: Stranger in the Woods by Carl R. Sams / Science: Animal Adaptations / Art: Animal Footprint Design
• Mar. 8 - Native Art: Frog Girl by Paul Owen / Science: Food Chains / Art: Frog Print Design
• Apr. 12 - Garden Inspired Art: The Girl with the Watering Can / Science: Food Chains / Art: Frog Print Design
• May 10 - Nature's Colors: The Butterfly Book by Gail gibbons / Science: Life Cycle of the Butterfly / Art: Flower Petal Butterflies
|RELAX & RENEW 2016|
Commune with Nature - Join us for an hour of guided meditation.9-10 am. No experience necessary, accessible to all. $10 suggested donation at the door.
• May 28
|UPCOMING SEASONAL EVENTS|
| Oct. 31|
4-7 pm: Bring the little ones to the Conservatory for some boo-tanical activities including stories, crafts, games, treats and more!
| Dec. 3|
VICTORIAN HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
10 am-3 pm: Take part in some Victorian Holiday cheer at the Conservatory. Memorialize your visit with a professional photograph with Santa for $15, listen to children's stories, and create a holiday themed craft. Staff and volunteers will be dressed in beautiful Victorian costumes to answer your questions and serve refreshments.
GARDEN SALES DISCONTINUED IN 2014
Conservatory and greenhouse staff and resources will be focusing on Metro Parks' core mission, enhanced interpretive programs and botanical displays at the Conservatory and floral displays in Point Defiance, Wapato and Titlow Parks. Specialty plants will continue to be available in the Conservatory gift shop, where members enjoy a 10% discount on every purchase.
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