Saturday, September 25, 2010

Art in the Garden

When many people think "garden art," they probably think of gazing balls, garden gnomes, wind catchers and plastic flamingos. The Indianapolis Zoo’s Hilbert Conservatory’s new fall show "Art in the Garden" is sure to change this way of thinking. From today through 14 November. Zoo visitors can get into one of the hottest trends in gardening.

For the show, local artists were asked to create original pieces of art based on their interpretation of "art in the garden." Selected pieces are displayed among the plant material and floating throughout the vertical space of the Hilbert Conservatory above visitors’ heads. Imagination knows no limit when it comes to creating pieces that are unique, appropriate for the elements and emblematic of the combination of art and nature.

Zoo visitors can also check out the 3.3 acres of the DeHaan Tiergarten outdoor gardens, which are home to outdoor art pieces such as limestone sculptures, fonts and ponds, hand-cast bronze animals, metal sculptures, interactive limestone art and more.

This event is free for members and included with regular Zoo admission.

The artists who contributed to this show include Matt Warren, Joanie Drizin, Donna Johnson, Mirvia Sol Eckert, Hector Del Campo, Maryellen Cox and Brian Callahan.

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