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This Week at Phipps: March 15 – 21
Mar 15

This Week at Phipps: March 15 – 21

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:

  • Spring Flower Show: Canopy of Color
    Don’t miss a new spectacular show creating color from above! In Spring Flower Show: Canopy of Color, Phipps' signature displays will delight not only in beds below, but baskets and designs above, creating a world of color waiting to be explored. 
  • 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.

Tues., March 16:

  • ​Kitchen Apothecary Series: Energy and Vitality | 6  – 7:30 p.m.
    Join Dina Ranade, herbalist and registered dietician, to explore common culinary herbs from a medicinal perspective and discover their reach far beyond ordinary seasonings. Share a cup of herbal tea and join Dina for these virtual workshops.

Wed., March 17:

  • Virtual Story Time | 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
    Join us for stories, sing-alongs and fun activities you can do from home each Wednesday!

Thurs., March 18:

  • Classic Recipes from Mastering the Art of French Cooking: Coq au Vin | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
    Chef Emily will guide you through some of the recipes from Julia Child’s famous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, covering all the necessary techniques. She will also share stories about what made Julia Child such a culinary icon and an example of how to live life fully. Week two covers how to make coq au vin, a rich saucy chicken dish.
  • Spring Door Wreath | 7 – 8:30 p.m.
    Ready to shed that winter look and usher in spring? Brighten up your door with this spring inspired wreath made with permanent botanicals that you can use from year to year.  The class will also the how to choose quality permanent botanicals, and showcase other inspiring door décor. 

Fri., March 19:

Sat., March 21:

  • Botanical Drawing II: Volume, Texture and Details | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Continue to develop your observation and drawing skills to accurately render leaves, stems, roots and flowers in varying positions, capturing details and textures unique to the botanical subject.
  • Colored Pencil III |  9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
    Work through all of the steps of completing a start-to-finish botanical drawing in colored pencil — including layout, photography, composition, incorporating light and shadow to build form, color layering and utilizing a range of colored pencil techniques. While Colored Pencil I and II introduced a range of techniques and some completion of botanical samples, this class offers a chance to put it all together to increase your confidence in your ability to successfully tackle your own projects.

Photos © Paul g. Wiegman