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Land Art Exhibit – March 20 through April 30

Saturday, March 20th 2021 • 9:00am - 5:00pm • Friday, April 30th 2021

Join us for the third annual Land Art Exhibit March 20 – April 30, 2021. 

Throughout the Garden, you will find site-specific art pieces all made from natural materials like clay, leaves, seeds, stones, wood, and wool. These pieces challenge artists to create art that does not permanently occupy their space and the display will decay and decompose over time. 

Join us on opening day, March 20, for free admission from 2 to 4 pm. Meet the people behind these works from a socially safe distance.  


 

Land art uses natural materials in an outdoor setting to deliver a message and/or create an aesthetically pleasing display.

While land art as a movement emerged in the 1960s, people have been playing with natural materials and making art with them long before that activity had a name. Have you ever made a rock cairn or drawn pictures in the sand on a beach? These things are examples of land art. Perhaps you have been walking along the Boise River and have seen some of the rock designs people have left on the riverbanks. All of these things are examples of land art.

The creativity of humans can be found everywhere, but in a time when the impact of human activities is evident in most landscapes. Please be aware of your own footprint on the land. The next time you go on a walk, play with the rocks and sticks. Be creative, take a photo – and then put everything back the way you found it. Enjoy the wild beauty of the landscape and walk away, knowing that others will be able to enjoy that wild beauty as well.