Art in the Garden is a new addition to the Garden, and features two three-month long art installations. These installations can be viewed anytime during Garden hours, with paid Garden admission, July 11th through September 30th. An Opening Reception will be held on July 11th, with details below.
- Corvallis, OR
- Installation Description: Gabe works with found objects in nature. He will use wood and stones found on his own adventures and on Garden property to create structural art that encourages reflection and inspires curiosity. You can find more of Gabe’s work here.
- Installation Location: next to the Children’s Garden
- Portland, OR
- Installation Description: Yelena is a student at the Oregon College of Art and Craft where she created the “broom balls” she will be installing in the Best of the Northwest Garden. Of varied size, color, and texture, Yelena’s creations will bring whimsy to the Garden during the summer months.
- Installation Location: Best of the Northwest Garden
Art in the Garden Opening Reception
Friday, July 11, 7-10pm
To kick off Art in the Garden, we will have an opening reception July 11, 2014 from 7pm-10pm. Guests will enter through the Visitor Center between 7pm and 8pm. This ticketed event includes live music, heavy hors d’oeuvres and wine tasting in the Sensory Garden.
Tickets will be available at the door for $15, online ticket sales have ended. Members who did not claim a ticket in advance will need to purchase for $15 at the door.
The artists will give talks at their installation sites from 7pm-8:30pm. Guests are welcome to walk to the locations of the pieces or take the tram at 7pm or 8pm, departing form the Sensory Garden. The artists will then return to the Sensory Garden, where they will be available to talk about their work and inspiration.
Isaac Turner, a Willamette Valley native, will be playing a unique folk-pop-scat style with an acoustic guitar in the Sensory Garden, until 10pm.
Mt. Angel Cellars & Vineyards will serve various wines throughout the evening, in the Sensory Garden. Initial tastes are free, then there is the option to purchase full glasses.
Heavy hors d’oeuvres will be included with your ticket, and additional food will be available for purchase from The Gathering Spot.