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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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April 2019

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

April 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

April 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

April 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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Bird Walk

April 20 @ 8:15 am

Arboretum volunteers will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at the Arboretum. Nearly 100 different species of birds have been identified at the Arboretum, giving you plenty to look forward to. Included with admission. Please dress appropriately, closed toe shoes and long pants are recommended. Bug repellent and binoculars are encouraged. Register online.

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Monet Acrylic Painting Class

April 20 @ 10:00 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

April 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

April 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

April 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

April 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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Wildflower Walk

April 24 @ 10:00 am

Meet at the Visitors Center then we will be walking on mulched paths, up and down slopes and hills as we go to the lower bluff area at Wolf Creek. The Arboretum has 140 acres of woodlands that have tens of thousands of the same woodland wildflowers you will see in the Missouri Ozarks. In mid April we should see Wild Columbine, Jack-in-the-Pulpit, Wild Ginger, Toothwort, Blue-eyed Mary, Aunt Lucy, Delphinium, Dutchmen’s Breeches, Bloodroot, Bed Straw, Wild Geraniums, Wild Blue…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

April 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

April 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

April 25 @ 6:00 pm

Wine tastings are held one Thursday a month from April through September, except in June, at the Arboretum. The wine tasting is an offering of five wine varieties, white, red, sweet and dry from local wineries or a liquor store. The presenting winery for April will be Middle Creek Winery, paired with food by Marwood Cheese. This event is sponsored by the Friends of the Arboretum. Registration is required.  

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

April 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

April 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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Bird Walk

April 27 @ 8:15 am

Arboretum volunteers will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at the Arboretum. Nearly 100 different species of birds have been identified at the Arboretum, giving you plenty to look forward to. Included with admission. Please dress appropriately, closed toe shoes and long pants are recommended. Bug repellent and binoculars are encouraged. Register online.

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Make a Gourd Birdhouse Class

April 27 @ 10:00 am

Our volunteers will lead a class on making birdhouses from gourds! Participants will personalize a pre-drilled gourd with paint, color, and decorations. At the end of the class, you will have a completed gourd birdhouse – a work of art to hang in your garden and provide a new home for small songbirds. The class will include care & hanging instructions, information on the types of birds that may use your birdhouse, as well as how to grow, dry & clean…

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Arbor Day Tree Planting Ceremony

April 27 @ 11:00 am

Tree in Stous

Help us celebrate Arbor Day! Arbor Day celebrates planting and nurturing trees. We will plant a tree in honor of one of our special volunteers. You will help us celebrate by planting the Arbor Day Tree, then take a sapling home for your yard so that you can celebrate for years to come. No registration needed, all ages welcome.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

April 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

April 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

April 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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May 2019

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

May 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

May 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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Spring Plant Sale – Members Only Preview

May 2 @ 3:00 pm

The 21st annual Overland Park Arboretum plant sale opens with this preview opportunity for Friends of the Arboretum members. Special emphasis on native, butterfly and pollinator plants with knowledgeable gardeners on hand to assist shoppers. Support the Arboretum as you choose the perfect plants for your 2019 garden. The sale is open to the public, rain or shine on Friday, May 3, Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5.  

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

May 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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Spring Plant Sale

May 3 @ 9:00 am

coneflower and butterfly

The 21st annual Overland Park Arboretum plant sale opens with this preview opportunity for Friends of the Arboretum members. Special emphasis on native, butterfly and pollinator plants with knowledgeable gardeners on hand to assist shoppers. Support the Arboretum as you choose the perfect plants for your 2019 garden. The sale is open to the public, rain or shine on Friday, May 3, Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

May 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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Spring Plant Sale

May 4 @ 9:00 am

wildflowers water garden

The 21st annual Overland Park Arboretum plant sale opens with this preview opportunity for Friends of the Arboretum members. Special emphasis on native, butterfly and pollinator plants with knowledgeable gardeners on hand to assist shoppers. Support the Arboretum as you choose the perfect plants for your 2019 garden. The sale is open to the public, rain or shine on Friday, May 3, Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5.

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GeoArboretum

May 4 @ 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

May 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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Spring Plant Sale

May 5 @ 11:00 am

The 21st annual Overland Park Arboretum plant sale opens with this preview opportunity for Friends of the Arboretum members. Special emphasis on native, butterfly and pollinator plants with knowledgeable gardeners on hand to assist shoppers. Support the Arboretum as you choose the perfect plants for your 2019 garden. The sale is open to the public, rain or shine on Friday, May 3, Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

May 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

May 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

May 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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Tour of the Trees

May 8 @ 10:00 am

Our knowledgeable volunteers will lead this informative and interactive talk about the unique trees that live at the Arboretum. As you walk with them, learn about the trees uses in history, interesting facts and growing patterns. Limited to the first 25 registrants - REGISTER NOW.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

May 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

May 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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Nyle Gordon Plein Air Workshop

May 10 @ 9:00 am

Secure your spot for this exclusive 3-Day Workshop presented by Nyle Gordon! Participants must be registered for the 2019 Stems Plein Air Paint. Registration limited to 12 participants.  For more information please visit Stems Plein Air Paint.   Registration  

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National Public Gardens Day

May 10 @ 10:00 am

Enjoy this opportunity to spend some time learning about the many gardens at the Overland Park Arboretum and Botanical Gardens. Our knowledgeable volunteers will be giving tours for approximately an hour. Tours are free and open to everyone. While no reservations are required, space is limited. Tours are approximately one hour in length. Bring a friend and meet at the kiosk to get started.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

May 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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Bird Walk

May 11 @ 8:15 am

Arboretum volunteers will lead this walk to look for and listen to the birds that live at the Arboretum. Nearly 100 different species of birds have been identified at the Arboretum, giving you plenty to look forward to. Included with admission. Please dress appropriately, closed toe shoes and long pants are recommended. Bug repellent and binoculars are encouraged. Register online.  

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion Guided Tour

May 11 @ 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 non-FOTA members. Ages 6 and up, maximum of 15 people.

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Nature Story Time

May 11 @ 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

May 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

May 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

May 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

May 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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Tour of the Trees

May 15 @ 10:00 am

Our knowledgeable volunteers will lead this informative and interactive talk about the unique trees that live at the Arboretum. As you walk with them, learn about the trees uses in history, interesting facts and growing patterns. Limited to the first 25 registrants - REGISTER NOW.

Find out more »

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

May 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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Family Yogatime in the Gardens

May 16 @ 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

May 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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Plein Air Sunset Quick Paint 2019

May 17 @ 5:00 pm

Kick off the Stems Plein Air competition with our annual Sunset Paint! For more information go to  Stems Plein Air.

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Stems Plein Air Paint 2019

May 18

sunset paint

Our annual competition is a beloved tradition - come watch the artists in action, or paint your own piece for entry into the competition! For more information go to Stems Plein Air.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

May 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

May 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

May 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

May 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

May 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

May 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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Nature Story Time

May 23 @ 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

May 23 @ 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

May 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

May 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

May 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

May 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

May 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

May 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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Last Day to Paint! Stems Plein Air Paint 2019

May 30

sunset paint

Our annual competition is a beloved tradition - come watch the artists in action. For more information go to Stems Plein Air.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

May 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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Judging Day! Stems Plein Air Paint 2019

May 31

Prize winners and selected work will be featured at Stems: A Garden Soirée at the Arboretum on June 22, 2019, and exhibited at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center's Art at the Center gallery June 1 through July. All work will be offered for sale. Proceeds benefit Friends of Overland Park Arts.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

May 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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June 2019

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 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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Enchanted Faire

June 1 @ 4:00 pm

Gnomes, Fairies, Goblins, and Sprites will be frolicking in the grove. Join them in your best-enchanted costume. Enjoy treats, entertainment, photo ops and merriment for the whole family at the Enchanted Fair. Entertainment included with admission, fees for treats and extras, cash only. Learn more about the summer-long Enchanted Forest exhibit at the Arboretum.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 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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Plein Air 2019 Art Fair

June 2 @ 11:00 am

This special plein air sales event will feature up to 30 individual artist tents placed prominently throughout the Arboretum for patrons to enjoy. Artists will display, promote, and sell their plein air work to the public from their individually allotted sales tents. For more information or to reserve your space, please visit Stems Plein Air.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 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

June 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

June 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

June 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

June 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

June 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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GeoKids

June 8 @ 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 Guided Tour

June 8 @ 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

June 8 @ 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

June 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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Mindfulness Nature Walk for Families

June 9 @ 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

June 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

June 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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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

June 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

June 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

June 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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Hot Summer Days

June 14 @ 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

June 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

June 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

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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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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