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Enjoy art and nature at a special event at Anita Purves Nature Center

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This summer, Cris Hughes of Secret Gardens CU asked the community to donate locally and ethically sourced foraged items. The artwork made from these foraged items will be unveiled at a special event at Anita Purves Nature Center on September 23rd. Hughes partnered with Julia Pollack of the Art of Science program at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology for the community art project, Capturing C-U in a Collaborative Collage: A Natural Portrait from Foraged Finds. The collage will be on display alongside a digital map of stories from the contributors, and “featured Art of Science posters and microscopy images taken by youth who participated.”

The event will also feature a Tree-Newal Sculpture Unveiling of a new carved tree sculpture by chainsaw artist Bill Baker from Top Notch Chainsaw Carving, and STEAM activities for children including wood carving and building stick activities.

Uniting People, Art, & Nature: Art Show Opening
Anita Purves Nature Center
1505 N Broadway Ave Urbana
Sept 23
Sa 1 to 3 p.m.

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