Opening Reception and Artist Talk with LandLab Artists

JULY 26, 2013 | 3PM - 5PM
SCHUYLKILL CENTER FOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
8480 HAGY'S MILL ROAD | PHILADELPHIA, PA 19128
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Visit the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education this Saturday for the unveiling of the completed LandLab installation. LandLab is a new artist residency program launched this Spring. The program - a joint project of the Schuylkill Center for Environmental Education and the Center for Emerging Visual Artists - operates to connect artist creation with ecological restoration and education. The result of LandLab will be innovative, art-based installations that prevent or remediate environmental damage while raising public awareness about our local ecology.

This Saturday's opening will feature the pollinator-focused series of raised beds by resident artists Marguerita Hagan, B.H. Mills, and Maggie Mills. The raised beds are accompanied by sculptural installation to engage the public in learning about native plants, chemical-free gardening, and sustainable practices, as well as the curical relationship between humans and bees. The artists will be available to speak on plant-pollinator interactions and their importance in our ecosystem. Click here for more information on the event.

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about the artists

B.H. Mills is a master carpenter, sculptor, and organic gardener. He has been working in wood, concrete, and other sustainable and reclaimed materials for twenty years. He is currently installing a sculpture garden on 1.5 acres of his home property.

Maggie Mills is a painter, teacher, and organic gardener. Her work addresses the effects that environmental and political dynamics have on our contemporary spaces and the legacy that we leave to subsequent generations through these spaces.

Marguerita Hagan celebrates what John Muir understood: When we pick out anything, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe – in process, sculpture, teaching and community arts collaborations.  Cultivating potential and solutions with each sculpture, student and project she leads while serving hundreds with 30 years in clay and sustainable action.

Photo courtesy of The Schuylkill Center.

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