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Overland Park Arboretum & Botanical Gardens

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8909 W. 179th St. Overland Park, KS 66013 United States
(913) 685-3604 http://www.opkansas.org/things-to-see-and-do/arboretum-and-botanical-gardens/

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June 2019

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 17 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 18 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 19 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Creating with Clay and Nature Items

June 19 @ 9:30 am

Many cultures through many centuries have discovered the beauty and utility of clay objects. In this class, you will make a clay bowl, gather natural materials from the woods, and use these items to decorate your bowl! For students entering grades 1-5. Registration is limited - don't wait to sign up!

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GeoKids

June 19 @ 10:00 am

Hey kids - are you ready for a treasure hunt at the Arboretum? GeoKids is a fun-filled activity consisting of a brief classroom presentation on maps, directions and how to use a compass, geared for young participants ages 7-11. Kids then head out into our learning Arboretum on a treasure hunt for prizes, with educational stops along the way. Adult presence/participation is also required. Register online.   

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 20 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Family Yogatime in the Gardens

June 20 @ 10:00 am

yoga

Family Yoga gives children and families the opportunity to tell a story through yoga poses while learning about the natural world. Rooted Like A Tree, Bloom Like A Flower, Fly Like A Butterfly are all poses that spark the imagination in small children. When they pretend to be a flower or butterfly while feeling cool grass beneath their feet, children establish a link with nature and enjoy feelings of peace and contentment. Each session will be at a different location…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 21 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 22 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 23 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 24 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 25 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 26 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Native American Craft Activities for Young Children

June 26 @ 9:30 am

This class will follow the theme of this year's Nights at the Arboretum: Native American Indian Nations. Activities for this class include learning how to make corn husk dolls, stringing beads to make necklaces, and other items. Hope you can join us for this class and other fun-filled activities offered this summer at the Arboretum! Registration is limited - don't wait to sign up!

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 27 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Nature Story Time

June 27 @ 10:00 am

Join us for music, movement, and adventure outdoors hosted by Stepping Stones KC. These gatherings are for our little nature lovers ages, 2-5. The fee is per person ages 2-5, parents and siblings need only pay admission. Parent or guardian presence is required. For inclement weather, we will be inside but plan to play outdoors when you arrive. The nominal fee for “Nature Story Time” is thanks to a grant from the M.E. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation.   Registration is…

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Midwest FlowerFest-Industry Day

June 28

Field Trials are the industry's way of measuring how a particular variety will behave in our area. The Midwest FlowerFest for 2019 will showcase over 250 containers and in ground trials planted with over 100 established and trial varieties. Trials will be on display in the gardens for the month of July. During that time, we will be measuring how well they perform in our environment. Be sure to check out the display, as well as the rest of the…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 28 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 29 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 30 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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July 2019

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 1 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 2 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 3 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 4 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 5 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 6 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 7 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 8 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 9 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 10 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Monoprinting with Nature

July 10 @ 9:00 am

Let your creative juices flow with this fun and prolific project. We will teach basic monoprinting techniques and your child will create beautiful prints to take home. With nature as our inspiration, there is no right or wrong way to make these beautiful creations. We recommend that students wear an over-shirt to prevent staining clothes. This class is for those entering grades 3-12. Registration is limited - don't wait to sign up!

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 11 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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GeoArboretum

July 11 @ 10:00 am

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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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 12 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Hot Summer Days

July 12 @ 10:00 am

This event features water games for the whole family, prepare to get wet and maybe a little messy. Splashing around will help keep the temperatures down, and participants will enjoy this cool down activity. No pre-registration necessary.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 13 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion Guided Tour

July 13 @ 10:00 am

Join us for a guided tour of this exciting and one of a kind exhibit. Your guide will take you through the gardens to explore these unique kinetic sculptures. You will increase your understanding of modern contemporary sculpture and have some fun as well. Meet at the admissions kiosk to get started. Registration Fee: $10 per person plus admission for ages 6 and up, maximum of 15 people.

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Nature Story Time

July 13 @ 10:00 am

Join us for music, movement, and adventure outdoors hosted by Stepping Stones KC. These gatherings are for our little nature lovers ages, 2-5. The fee is per person ages 2-5, parents and siblings need only pay admission. Parent or guardian presence is required. For inclement weather, we will be inside but plan to play outdoors when you arrive. The nominal fee for “Nature Story Time” is thanks to a grant from the M.E. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation.   Registration is…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 14 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Mindfulness Nature Walk for Families

July 14 @ 2:00 pm

Nature walks provide a great opportunity to be mindful and connect to ourselves and the world around us. We will use all our senses to experience nature as a family through games and creative play. Use this time to reset your family before the busy week starts again.   All ages are welcome to join us. Register online.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 15 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 16 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 17 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Making a Fairy Garden

July 17 @ 9:30 am

We will enter into the enchanted world of the fairies by making our own fairy gardens, with fairy size plants and decorations that you can make or choose from an enchanting selection. If you love fairies, then this class is for you! For those entering grades 1-5. Registration is limited - don't wait to sign up!

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 18 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Family Yogatime in the Gardens

July 18 @ 10:00 am

yoga

Family Yoga gives children and families the opportunity to tell a story through yoga poses while learning about the natural world. Rooted Like A Tree, Bloom Like A Flower, Fly Like A Butterfly are all poses that spark the imagination in small children. When they pretend to be a flower or butterfly while feeling cool grass beneath their feet, children establish a link with nature and enjoy feelings of peace and contentment. Each session will be at a different location…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 19 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 20 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Monet Acrylic Painting Class

July 20 @ 9:00 am

Why go to Giverny, France to paint in Monet's garden when your Arboretum is equally as stellar and far more accessible. Capture the romance this garden offers in a one-day acrylic painting experience taught by a professional painter. Our garden is a bountiful collection of blooms, pond, bridge, and enough lush diversity to rival the French original. You will learn how to hone your skills by sketching then using acrylic paints to finish the day with a dazzling masterpiece to…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 21 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 22 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 23 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 24 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Monoprinting with Nature

July 24 @ 9:30 am

Let your creative juices flow with this fun and prolific project. We will teach basic monoprinting techniques and your child will create beautiful prints to take home. With nature as our inspiration, there is no right or wrong way to make these beautiful creations. We recommend that students wear an over-shirt to prevent staining clothes. This class is for those entering grades 3-12. Registration is limited - don't wait to sign up!

Find out more »

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 25 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Nature Story Time

July 25 @ 10:00 am

Join us for music, movement, and adventure outdoors hosted by Stepping Stones KC. These gatherings are for our little nature lovers ages, 2-5. The fee is per person ages 2-5, parents and siblings need only pay admission. Parent or guardian presence is required. For inclement weather, we will be inside but plan to play outdoors when you arrive. The nominal fee for “Nature Story Time” is thanks to a grant from the M.E. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation.   Registration is…

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Wine Tasting on the Terrace

July 25 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens for Wine Tasting on the Terrace, with delicious wine and tasty appetizers featuring regional vintners, and their locally produced wines. This pleasant and enriching evening will be a delight. You may learn a little about how wine is grown and blended. Event sponsored by the Friends of the Arboretum. Registration is required.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 26 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 27 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 28 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 29 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 30 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

July 31 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Native American Craft Activities for Young Children

July 31 @ 9:30 am

This class will follow the theme of this year's Nights at the Arboretum: Native American Indian Nations. Activities for this class include learning how to make corn husk dolls, stringing beads to make necklaces, and other items. Hope you can join us for this class and other fun-filled activities offered this summer at the Arboretum! Registration is limited - don't wait to sign up!

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August 2019

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 1 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 2 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 3 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 4 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 5 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 6 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 7 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Making a Fairy Garden

August 7 @ 9:30 am

We will enter into the enchanted world of the fairies by making our own fairy gardens, with fairy size plants and decorations that you can make or choose from an enchanting selection. If you love fairies, then this class is for you! For those entering grades 1-5. Registration is limited - don't wait to sign up!

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 8 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 9 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Hot Summer Days

August 9 @ 10:00 am

This event features water games for the whole family, prepare to get wet and maybe a little messy. Splashing around will help keep the temperatures down, and participants will enjoy this cool down activity. No pre-registration necessary.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 10 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion Guided Tour

August 10 @ 10:00 am

Join us for a guided tour of this exciting and one of a kind exhibit. Your guide will take you through the gardens to explore these unique kinetic sculptures. You will increase your understanding of modern contemporary sculpture and have some fun as well. Meet at the admissions kiosk to get started. Registration Fee: $10 per person plus admission for ages 6 and up, maximum of 15 people.

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Nature Story Time

August 10 @ 10:00 am

Join us for music, movement, and adventure outdoors hosted by Stepping Stones KC. These gatherings are for our little nature lovers ages, 2-5. The fee is per person ages 2-5, parents and siblings need only pay admission. Parent or guardian presence is required. For inclement weather, we will be inside but plan to play outdoors when you arrive. The nominal fee for “Nature Story Time” is thanks to a grant from the M.E. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation.   Registration is…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 11 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Mindfulness Nature Walk for Families

August 11 @ 2:00 pm

Nature walks provide a great opportunity to be mindful and connect to ourselves and the world around us. We will use all our senses to experience nature as a family through games and creative play. Use this time to reset your family before the busy week starts again.   All ages are welcome to join us. Register online.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 12 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 13 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 14 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 15 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Family Yogatime in the Gardens

August 15 @ 10:00 am

yoga

Family Yoga gives children and families the opportunity to tell a story through yoga poses while learning about the natural world. Rooted Like A Tree, Bloom Like A Flower, Fly Like A Butterfly are all poses that spark the imagination in small children. When they pretend to be a flower or butterfly while feeling cool grass beneath their feet, children establish a link with nature and enjoy feelings of peace and contentment. Each session will be at a different location…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 16 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 17 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 18 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 19 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 20 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 21 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 22 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Nature Story Time

August 22 @ 10:00 am

Join us for music, movement, and adventure outdoors hosted by Stepping Stones KC. These gatherings are for our little nature lovers ages, 2-5. The fee is per person ages 2-5, parents and siblings need only pay admission. Parent or guardian presence is required. For inclement weather, we will be inside but plan to play outdoors when you arrive. The nominal fee for “Nature Story Time” is thanks to a grant from the M.E. & Evelyn Hudson Foundation.   Registration is…

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Wine Tasting on the Terrace

August 22 @ 6:00 pm

Join us at the Arboretum and Botanical Gardens for Wine Tasting on the Terrace, with delicious wine and tasty appetizers featuring regional vintners, and their locally produced wines. The wine presentation will be from Liquid Art Winery and hard cider from Dave & Dani, both based in Manhattan, Kansas. You may learn a little about how wine is grown and blended. Event sponsored by the Friends of the Arboretum. Registration is required.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 23 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 24 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 25 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 26 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 27 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

August 28 @ 8:00 am

Whirlwind guided tour

  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 influenced by infinite variables: the points of balance, the normal frequency of each form, the interruption of the counterpoise. I juggle, juxtapose, and adjust…

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