Two New Art Exhibits at the Botanic Gardens welcome Spring

April 4, 2019 / Comments (0)

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Sassona Norton, An Hour Before Dawn, bronze, 2001. Collection of Craig Ponzio. Artwork copywrite of Sassona Norton

Human | Nature Exhibition   Sculptures from the Craig Ponzio Sculpture Collection explore the human form in both classical and abstract styles against the backdrop of the Denver Botanic Gardens’ diverse botanical environments from April 19 – September 15 and at the end of the month beginning on April 27, Stickwork by Patrick Dougherty opens at Chatfield Farms.  Read more about both exhibits here.

Ready or Not (2013) North Carolina Zoo, Ashboro, NC. Photo: Juan Villa

Dougherty’s immersive sculptures are created by weaving flexible saplings into complex and whimsical architectural forms and remain on view until they naturally fall apart. Some installations have lasted for years. The site-specific sculpture is created over the course of three weeks with the help of staff and volunteers. Willow saplings and branches used in the installation are harvested from Colorado locations, including Chatfield Farms. Visitors may view and move through the work in a grassy clearing near the Earl J. Sinnamon Visitor Center and the Deer Creek Stables.  Chatfield Farms is located at 8500 W. Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton.  Call 720-865-3500 for more information.

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