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February 2019

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

February 19 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

February 19 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

February 20 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

February 20 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

February 21 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

February 21 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

February 22 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

February 22 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

February 23 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

February 23 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

February 24 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

February 24 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

February 25 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

February 25 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

February 26 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

February 26 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

February 27 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

February 27 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

February 28 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

February 28 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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March 2019

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 1 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 1 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 2 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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National Day of Unplugging

March 2 @ 8:00 am

We increasingly miss out on the important moments of our lives as we pass the hours with our noses buried in our devices. Celebrate this national event by unplugging at the Arboretum and escape the constant feed of your phone.

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 2 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 3 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 3 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 4 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 4 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 5 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 5 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 6 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 6 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 7 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 7 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 8 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 8 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Night at the Arboretum

March 8 @ 7:00 pm

Each Night at the Arboretum we will feature a Native American Tribe that once lived here in Eastern Kansas. Enjoy the night time sights and sounds and escape outdoors as a family. Bring your flashlights and be ready to look up at the night sky. No pre-registration necessary.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 9 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 9 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 10 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 10 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 11 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Arbor Day Poster Contest

March 11 @ 8:00 am

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

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 11 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirligigs: Reimagined

March 11 @ 9:30 am

whirligig

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

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Home Tweet Home

March 11 @ 1:00 pm

Put a bird in it! Kids ages 7-11 will enjoy building their own house. Our volunteers will lead this fun and interactive class. By the end of class, you will have built a birdhouse to take home. One adult participant is required for each student for no extra fee. More than one person can work on a single house. $15 per project plus admission. Register online.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 12 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Arbor Day Poster Contest

March 12 @ 8:00 am

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

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 12 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 13 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Arbor Day Poster Contest

March 13 @ 8:00 am

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

Find out more »

Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 13 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Windmills: a Kansas Kinetic

March 13 @ 9:30 am

windmill

Recreate a beloved Kansas symbol, and learn the importance of windmills in our State’s history. Classes are designed for those entering 1st-5th grades. We ask that parents/guardians remain nearby the class activities to help provide supervision. Register online.

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GeoKids

March 13 @ 1:00 pm

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

March 14 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Arbor Day Poster Contest

March 14 @ 8:00 am

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

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 14 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Building a Kinetic Sculpture

March 14 @ 9:30 am

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

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GeoArboretum

March 14 @ 1:00 pm

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

March 15 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Arbor Day Poster Contest

March 15 @ 8:00 am

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

Find out more »

Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 15 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Balancing Nature: Building a Mobile

March 15 @ 9:30 am

mobile

Create a mobile for your yard or home from materials found in nature while learning how science, math, and art help you create your design. Classes are designed for those entering 1st-5th grades. We ask that parents/guardians remain nearby the class activities to help provide supervision. Classes fill up fast, 15 student capacity. Register online. Parents and guardians need only pay admission.

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 16 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 16 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 17 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 17 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 18 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 18 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 19 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 19 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 20 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 20 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 21 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 21 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 22 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 22 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 23 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 23 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 24 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 24 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 25 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 25 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 26 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 26 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 27 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 27 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Native Trees of Kansas

March 27 @ 1:00 pm

Spring color

Our greatest resource at the Overland Park Arboretum is the naturally planted woodlands. This 160-acre area is home to forty-seven (47) of the eighty-five (85) species of trees native to the state of Kansas. Jim Earnest will give a one hour PowerPoint presentation "Native Trees of Kansas." He will show and discuss many of these magnificent trees, how they flower, how they reproduce, what they do for humans and why are they there? Plan to join us in the EEVC…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 28 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 28 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 29 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 29 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 30 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 30 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

March 31 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Felted Forms: Masking the Forest

March 31 @ 8:00 am

Welcome to the fourth annual exhibit of Felted Forms – Wool in the Woods. Last year we took you on a colorful journey through the woodland sculpture garden. This year, we again use color and form to enhance the grey winter scenery along the same route. We hope you will take a stroll along the path and discover these felted forms for yourself. Felt making is an ancient craft that dates back to the beginning of civilization. Wool fibers are…

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April 2019

Whirlwind: Art in Motion

April 1 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

April 2 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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Whirlwind: Art in Motion

April 3 @ 8:00 am

artists whirlwind

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 to…

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