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This Week at Phipps: April 19 – 25
Apr 12

This Week at Phipps: April 19 – 25

By Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens

There's always something new to see and do at Phipps! This weekly blog post provides a run-down of the latest happenings so you can plan your visit. Events listed below require no advance registration unless noted otherwise. 

Open Daily:

  • As Long as the Grass, an exhibit by Lindsey french
    With the use of still images and videos, visiting artist Lindsey french presents As Long as the Grass, an exhibit of interdisciplinary artwork through the lens of phytovision. Phytovision, as both a practice of perception and a plant-oriented media, is an experiment to destabilize the primacy of human vision.
  • Planets Earth Virtual Exhibit
    A dynamic exhibit at the Center for Sustainable Landscapes (and now online) addresses the pressing environmental issues of our time and proposes a new way of thinking about how to solve them.
  • Wild About Geometry: A Virtual Youth Art Exhibit
    This exhibit features artwork made by area middle school students participating in the Phipps Fairchild Challenge. In this challenge titled Wild About Geometry, students discovered geometric shapes and repetitions in nature.

Mon., April 19:

  • Authentic Italian at Home: Homemade Sicilian Style Pizza | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Learn to cook the Italian way right from your very own home. Join us live on Zoom for a cook-along class with Chef Justin Melnick. We’ll send you the grocery list, recipe and necessary materials so you can follow along at home. Each class will begin with a Q&A session with our chef.

Tues., April 20:

  • UPMC Health Coach Class: Nutrition and Women’s Health | 4:30 – 5 p.m.
    At every stage of women's lives, nutrition and exercise are the cornerstones of good health and optimal energy. Certain vitamins and minerals become especially important at particular times of life. Learn about the special nutrient needs women have during each stage of life with Let’s Move Pittsburgh and UPMC Health Coaches and learn how to make a delicious tofu scramble.
  • Perennial Fruits for the Home Garden | 7 – 8:30 p.m.
    Fruits are one of the most satisfying crops you can grow at home. Learn the differences between types of strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, and how to purchase, plant and maintain them. An overview of other less common fruits will also be included.

Wed., April 21:

Thurs., April 22:

  • Every Day is Earth Day … and for Everyone | noon – 1 p.m.
    Our lifestyles have ecological consequences. Discover how going (and staying) vegan can dramatically reduce your carbon footprint.
  • Lunch and Learn: Ornamental Container Gardening | noon – 12:30 p.m.
    Let’s talk about containers! Ornamental container gardening is a great way to add interest around your property, to create a focal point and to highlight beautiful plants and containers. We will discuss what to consider when using containers to garden, from how to choose the right container, how to build a plant palette and how to care for your container throughout the season.

Sun., April 25:

  • Gorgeous Greens in Watercolor | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Plants often have a wide variety of beautiful greens and it can be challenging to represent these different colors accurately. Learn how to assess the differences in the greens of plants by observing their subtle variations in hue, value and intensity. Practice painting different greens through a series of watercolor mixing exercises and then apply this information to an illustration of a single leaf or of multiple specimens.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman