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8:00 am

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

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Kinetic art is a unique art form utilizing the environment to enhance the aesthetic experience for the viewer. Participating artist Lin Emery aptly described the artistry of kinetic sculpture when she said, “Elements are derived from nature, and I borrow natural elements — wind, water, magnets — to set them in motion. The rhythms are … Read More

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Arbor Day Poster Contest

Calling all artists, the Overland Park Forestry Division needs your help. Children are invited to participate in the annual Arbor Day Poster Contest www.kansasforests.org. Event sponsored by the Friends of the Arboretum.

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the … Read More

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9:30 am

Whirligigs: Reimagined


Transform unwanted items into a fun and whimsical piece of art powered by the wind. Classes are designed for those entering 1st-5th grades. We ask that parents/guardians remain nearby the class activities to help provide supervision. Register online. Parents and guardians need only pay admission.

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1:00 pm

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Put a bird in it! Kids ages 7-11 will enjoy building their own house. Our volunteers will lead this fun and interactive class. By the end of class, you will have built a birdhouse to take home. One adult participant is required for each student for no extra fee. More than one person can work on … Read More

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4:00 pm

FOTA Advisory Board Meeting

FOTA Advisory Board meetings are held in the visitor center at the Arboretum on the 2nd Monday of the month. All members of Friends of the Arboretum are welcome to attend to learn more about how the board is making the Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens better and better!

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