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Art in the Gardens

 

Temporary Exhibition

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Firefly Experience by Radim Schreiber
In partnership with Katie Hawk at the Nature Conservancy
July 20 – August 27, 2015
South Lobby, Crystal Bridge
FREE during regular hours: Monday-Saturday, 9am-5pm & Sunday, 11am-6pm

firefly_show_02Radim Schreiber was born in Czech Republic but lives in the United States. He has been photographing insects and nature for more than 13 years. Photographing fireflies is his latest project.

When Radim first moved to Iowa, he was mesmerized by the abundance and brightness of fireflies during summer nights and had never seen anything like this in Czech Republic during his childhood. Radim instantly fell in love of fireflies, and the idea for this project was born.

For last five years, each summer he would photograph and video record fireflies. He has received several awards and also has been published in numerous publications for his firefly photos. He has exhibited Firefly photos in the USA, London, Rio DeJaneiro and Czech Republic.

To learn more about Radim Schreiber and the Firefly Experience, visit http://www.fireflyexperience.org/

 

 

Permanent Sculpture

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Sculpture Addition to the Children’s Garden

Thanks to a signature grant from the Fred Jones Family Foundation, the Myriad Botanical Gardens is delighted to announce that the commission of a charming “Prairie Dog” sculpture from renowned artist, Nancy Schȯȯn.  Look for this latest public art addition to the Children’s Garden.

 

 

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Story Teller Chair

Thanks to a generous gift from Gail and Bill Beals, local Oklahoma artist Don Narcomy has created a one-of-a-kind kind mystical throne that will sure to bring delight to children and families for many years of storytelling and reading in the Children’s Garden.

 

 

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Gold Fish Sculpture

Located on the east side of the Crystal Bridge.

 

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 “Gateway” Sculpture

Artist Hans Van de Bovenkamp created the 14-foot red abstract sculpture as a means to connect the organic forms of nature with urban architecture and the environment.  You can find this sculpture on the north west corner of the Gardens.

 

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“Roots” by Don Narcomey

Roots was purchased as a permanent sculpture in the Myriad Gardens to commemorate the 25th anniversary.