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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

Building a Kinetic Sculpture

Tour our exhibit Whirlwind: Art in Motion. Learn how our sculptures were built and installed. Then, by using recycled materials, make your own. Registration is required.  

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1:00 pm

GeoArboretum

Bring the entire family out for a fun-filled adventure at the Arboretum. Find out why over 5 million people throughout the world hunt for containers, called geocaches, using hand-held GPS devices. Brief classroom presentation followed by a search for two geocaches. Adult presence required for ages 13 and under. Register online.

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