This Week at Phipps: Sept. 6 – Sept. 13
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.
Wed., Sept. 8:
- 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!
Shinrin Yoku, the Japanese Practice of Forest Bathing | 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Hear more about this research-based process that helps its practitioners get in touch with their bodies and our place in the living fabric of the life, and ask questions to see if this practice may be a good fit for you!
Introduction to Smart Phone Technology | 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Discover how to get the most out of your smartphone’s camera and learn what to do with your photos once you’ve taken them.
Thurs., Sept. 9:
- 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. 10:
- 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.
Sun., Sept. 12:
- 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. 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.
Photos © Paul g. Wiegman