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May 2, 2014 through July 19, 2014
Bartram’s Boxes Remix Exhibition
In Bartram’s Boxes Remix the Center invited artists to a unique opportunity to “remix” the history, inspirations and materials from one of America’s oldest gardens into sculptural objects and installations. The exhibition represents a collaboration with Bartram’s Garden, home of famed 18th century explorer and botanist John Bartram. The title of this project references the boxes containing seeds, plants, and curiosities that Bartram began sending to his colleagues inEngland in 1735, a practice that made Bartram’s Garden an international hub of plant knowledge and sharing. After a storm damaged the grounds, the Center put out a call to emerging and established artists to create works from 13 types of trees felled by high winds. The exhibition, 36 works by 40 artists, is accompanied by a lavishly-illustrated catalog, and will go on a national tour over the next two years.
Friday, May 2, 2014
5:30-8:00pm, Opening Reception with the artists (Free and open to the public)
5:30-7:00pm, Book signing
8pm Dinner with the artists, at The Pub, Pennsauken, NJ. (Cost- $30 per person. Cash bar separate)
Saturday May 3,2014
1:30pm-6:00pm Experience Cambium level- Experience what it’s like to be Cambium level member and to attend these special events.
We’ll begin the day with a boat ride aboard The Patriot up the Schuylkill to Bartram’s Garden, where you’ll have a chance to meet select exhibition artists and have a tour of the grounds. Upon our return, we’ll head to the Center for a tour of the Bartram’s Boxes Remix exhibition with the artists and a book signing. Light food and drink will be provided at both locations. Transportation by private bus can be provided if requested and is advised for handicapped patrons. (Cost- $85 per person. Special discounted rates for dinner, book, and event packages)
7:00-9:00pm Dinner with the artists, at the Continental, Old City,Philadelphia. (Cost- $50 per person. Cash bar separate)
Saturday, June 7th at Bartram’s Garden
10am-12pm Book making workshop with Bartram’s Boxes Remix Artist Claire Owen (Cost- $20 per person)
12pm-1pm Bring your own lunch to picnic in the Gardens
1pm-3pm Poetry Workshop with Bartram’s Boxes Remix Artist Beth Feldman Brandt. (Cost- $20 per person)
Registration for all events is required
Questions? Please contact Maggie Bradley, Director of Membership & Advancement at 215-923-8000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Events sponsored by Patriot Harbor Lines
Visit Bartram’s Garden page to find out more about what’s happening at the Garden!