This Week at Phipps: Sept. 13 – Sept. 20
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.
- Summer Flower Show: The Hidden Life of Trolls
Featuring one-of-a-kind displays of trolls inspired by the mythological creatures found in folklore and pop culture, this immersive, interactive exhibit is unlike anything Phipps has displayed before.
- Celebrating John Bauer, Painter of Trolls
In association with Jönköpings Läns Museum, Phipps presents selected works of John Bauer, Swedish painter and illustrator who focused on landscapes and mythology.
- Tropical Forest Cuba
Experience the natural beauty and culture of Cuba, one of the most biodiverse Caribbean island nations on Earth, in our immersive Tropical Forest exhibit.
- 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.
Mon., Sept. 13:
Tour of Italy: Regional Cuisines: A Night in Lazio | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
You’ll learn to cook the Italian way right from your very own kitchen and learn what makes each region unique.
- Rain Garden Design for Homeowners | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Learn how rain gardens positively impact the environment and how to implement your own rain garden project.
Little Sprouts: Our First Fall Gardens | 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Uncover the mysteries of pumpkins and learn about our favorite fruits and veggies that thrive in the cool fall weather.
Tues., Sept. 14:
- Let's Move Pittsburgh Book Club: Week Two: Just Ask! Be Brave, Be Different, Be You! by Sonia Sotomayor | 4 – 4:30 p.m.
Let’s Move Pittsburgh Book Club. Each week, the LMP team will select a book to read that focuses on one of the four key messages of the 5-2-1-0 initiative
Wed., Sept. 15:
- 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!
Plant Based Cooking: End of Season Pea Risotto with Seared King Oyster Mushrooms | noon – 12:30 p.m.
Join kitchen sustainability expert and owner of Forward Dining Solutions Chef Chris Galarza every month for an eco-friendly discussion and cooking demo.
Digital Photography | 6:30 - 9 p.m.
Learn how to use your digital camera to create exciting photos that you’ll love to show off.
Thurs., Sept. 16:
- Illumination Techniques l, ll and lll | 10:00 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Discover several different styles of medieval book illumination and explore them using modern materials, including watercolors and gold paint.
- Salade Nicoise and Leek and Potato Soup | 6 – 7:30 p.m.
Get inspired by the story of Julia Child and the art of French cuisine. Chef Emily will guide you through cooking some of the recipes from her famous cookbook, Mastering the Art of French Cooking, covering all the necessary techniques.
Fri., Sept. 17:
- Botanical Drawing l | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Learn to identify basic shapes in nature and use a step-by-step process to create the illusion of depth through light, shadow and perspective.
- Creating Tactile Textures with Colored Pencil and Graphite with Visiting Artist Ann Swan | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
In this short course Ann will show you some of her many tricks and tips for creating realistic textures for bloom, velvety petals, strong highlights, surface patterns, hairy stems and fuzzy leaves.
Sun., Sept. 19:
- Nature Journaling | 9:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Study and practice several nature journaling formats by different artists, learning the tools to design and create your own nature related journal.
Mon., Sept. 20:
- Little Sprouts: Delightful Desert | 9:30 a.m – 10:30 a.m.
Explore the animals and plants that call the desert home and learn how they have adapted to the hot and dry environment.
Photos © Paul g. Wiegman