Young Life: Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden Hosts Genworth Free Community Day | Entertainment
By COLLETTE CAPRARA FOR THE FREE LANCE-STAR
The folks at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden invite everyone to its fifth annual Genworth Free Community Day for fun nature exploration, adventurous and creative play opportunities in the children’s garden, and walks along its woodland paths.
Monday’s event also offers families the chance to experience the captivating installations created by the two artists in residence for the summer, Unicia Buster and Alfonso Pérez Acosta, as well as the interactive and engaging works of art by the artist and landscape designer Cristina Taphouse.
“This is one of our favorite days because, with the sponsorship of Genworth, we can invite the whole community to come and see the garden for free. We see so many people from different backgrounds, many of whom may have never visited the garden before, ”said spokesperson Beth Monroe. “We are anticipating up to 4,000 visitors during the day.
The M&T Bank exhibit “RESTORE: The Healing Power of Nature” features two art installations by Taphouse.
“Cristina’s ‘Flock’ creation hangs from the canopy of trees and depicts birds in a stained-glass-like environment, so it’s full of color when sunlight shines on it,” said Monroe.
Another Taphouse creation, “Refresh,” is a mobile of “raindrops”, each of which is engraved with a question that can spark personal reflection and spark conversations among family members about their experiences at home. over the past 15 months, including the challenges they have encountered. faced, who they were able to support and what became most important to them.