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This autumn marks the 35th annual Sculpture in the Garden exhibit, a show that brings the work of local artists to the native plant landscapes of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. From a giant steel scorpion to small ceramic mushroom creatures, there's a huge variety in the show: this year will feature over 80 works by 58 artists!
Register Here Date: Saturday, December 2, 2023 Time: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. Location: North Carolina Botanical Garden Fee: $15 ($13.50 Members) per child; no fee for accompanying adult Audience: Ages 5 & up with accompanying adult Decorate for the holidays naturally with acorns, pine cones, milkweed pods, and more! Use your imagination to craft your...
Find the perfect holiday gifts during our Winter Craft Market on Sunday, December 3 from 1 to 4 p.m. Local artists will offer a variety of products, including ceramics, cards, macramé, folk art, botanical wreaths, and jewelry. Vendors will be set up indoors in Reeves Auditorium. Vendors All Strings Detatched (Kelli Maturano) The Art Prescription...
Hear from the artists behind Grounded and Growing: Tales of our lives through wild pigments, on display in the DeBerry Gallery at the North Carolina Botanical Garden through mid-December. To create the work in this exhibit, the artists of The Durham Palette used wild, local pigments from plants, soil, and fungi to explore their relationships with the environment. During the talk, the artists will share more about their individual pieces and their collective work process, how the Durham Palette got started, and how this sustainable practice has changed their relationship to the land and their artwork.
Join Gail Belvett for a Slow Art Tour of the new exhibit by the Durham Palette exhibit in the DeBerry Gallery. Slow Art Tours present a radical departure from the way exhibition visitors have traditionally consumed art. Rather than consuming as much art as possible in a short time, the objective of a Slow Art tour is to slowly savor a single object, looking closely while engaging multiple senses.
Join certified Forest Therapy Guide Shawn Ramsey as she introduces us to the practice of Forest Therapy. Join from your favorite 'sit spot', indoors or outdoors, as she leads us through a virtual forest bathing experience. Forest Therapy (also known as Forest Bathing or Shinrin-yoku) is a science-backed wellness practice that originated in Japan more than 40 years ago. Some of the evidence-based benefits of connecting with nature include reduced stress, improved mood, lower blood pressure, and a boosted immune system.
During this virtual experience, Shawn will encourage us to slow our pace, open our senses to the present moment, and experience a new way of connecting with nature. She will also offer insights into how we can tap into a Forest Therapy mindset and the benefits it has to offer anytime, anywhere. Participants are encouraged to have a tangible natural element (leaf, rock, stick, etc.) as part of this experience.
Learning comes naturally during this fun-filled series that fosters a sense of wonder for nature and science. Preschoolers will learn about owls, winter weather, and how plants and animals survive the cold through hands-on activities, nature walks, stories, crafts, and group play. Healthy snack provided. Program is led by experienced early childhood environmental educators. Note: Children must be able to use toilet independently.
For ages 6 & up with participating adult. Chorus frogs, dragonfly larvae, and spotted salamanders … oh my! Nature is waking up in the garden’s vernal pools. These spring nurseries are swimming with life in early spring. Peek into the ponds with dip nets, meet live critters, and learn all about the wonders of vernal pools.