Join us for Art in the Garden, which features stunning art installations in the Garden throughout the summer!
Art in the Garden Opening Reception
Friday, July 14, 2017
6:30 to 10pm
The featured artists will give talks about their installations and inspiration, while guests enjoy live music and a glass of wine or beer. One of our featured artists, Ryan Everson, will be doing a live demo during the reception as well. Guests will enter through the Visitor Center between 6:30pm and 8pm.
Tickets include artist talks, live music, light appetizers and a glass of wine or beer.
- $25- General Admission
- $10- Garden Members
Save $5 by purchasing your tickets in advance! Tickets will be available at the door for $30 for General Admission. Member tickets not available at the door.
During the reception, featured artists will give talks at their installation sites. After 8:30pm, the artists will return to the Bosque, where they will be available to talk with guests.
After returning to the Bosque, enjoy live music, appetizers, wine and beer.
Our musician for the event is Adlai Alexander.
Ryan Everson will be creating his copper tree sculptures live on-site. View his entire process and be amazed at the finished product.
Are you a musician interested in playing future events? Please fill out our Musician Inquiry Form.
Raised in Oregon and inspired by nature, Jenny made a small portfolio of work to show to nurseries and galleries. In 2006 a few were excited to display her work and encouraged her to build up an inventory. In 2009 she put her art in a yard sale just for fun…what she walked away with was numerous compliments and an invitation to join her first art show. Since then she has been in a number of art shows in Oregon and Washington, built multiple custom pieces, had a few public art displays, and shown her work at various events and galleries.
Currently 99% of the materials she uses are recycled.”I pride myself on saving other peoples’ unwanted items from the landfill. It keeps me thinking creatively in turning someone else’s waste into something that has a purpose again. My goal is to inspire others with my unique ideas and have the opportunity to talk and teach about the importance of recycling. Stop waste together and we can reduce our Carbon Footprint!”
See more of Jenny’s work here.
See more of Tyler’s work here.
Mike imports carving stones from Italy, Portugal, China, Zimbabwe, Brazil, Canada, Australia, and Mexico to his open-air studio in the Oregon forest near Eugene. Leckie was sanctioned to create the Official Art of the 2008, 2012 and 2016 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Trials. In 2013, he was commissioned by the Mary LcLeod Bethune Humanitarian Network to create “The First Ladies of Diversity” for a proposed National Monument to Mary McLeod Bethune and Eleanor Roosevelt. In 2009, the city of Albany, Oregon commissioned a marble statue for its library. “The Reading Girl” is five foot tall statue that greets visitors entering the library.
Mike’s installation is titled “Warrior for Love”. See more of Mike’s work here.
Shawn Peterson was raised in Baker City, Oregon where he developed a passion for working with various materials and styles as a young man in his father and grandfather’s construction business. Shawn is a 2003 graduate of Northwest Nazarene University with degrees in design and fine art. Shawn’s primary creative focus is in found object metal and wood, constantly attempting to merge contemporary design elements with older and decaying industrial styles and materials. Presently, Shawn resides in his hometown in the Blue Mountains of eastern Oregon where he maintains a working studio as well as assists in the operation of his family’s art gallery in the downtown historic district of Baker City, Oregon.
See more of Shawn’s work here.
Throughout her years as an artist, Jayne has dabbled in everything from painting, basket weaving to paper making. However, she found her true passion when fulfilling a life-long dream of working with glass. It is through this deep love for creating artworks from malleable objects that she is able to bring you one of kind objects that reflect the light and love that she hand crafts into every piece. Thus far her journey in glass has included instruction with Bullseye Glass in Portland OR, Pratt Fine Art Institute, Seattle WA. and extensive personal study and experimentation.
See more of Jayne’s work here.
Judy Kunkle is a recycled material mosaic artist. She works with a variety of items including old wooden windows, doors, bottles and vases. Judy works to incorporate previously cast aside items in each of her works. ” I love to find interesting items that are no longer needed for their previous purpose and give them a second chance as a part of a piece of artwork” Judy is a member of Crackedpots, a Portland area group of upcycle artists.
View more of Judy’s work here.
If you are an artist and interested in participating in Art in the Garden next year, please fill out our Artist Inquiry Form.
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