Saturday, August 18, 2007

Changes Happening in the Forest

Should you visit Fontenelle Forest Nature Center this weekend and during the course of next week, you will notice evidence of many artists at work.

This Saturday, around 2:00 p.m., C. Daniel Newberry will be working with a tree climber to tie off his hanging pieces in the Habitat installation along the second loop of the boardwalk.

Sunday, around 8 a.m., Mary Zicafoose will be wrapping a tree in fabric colored with natural dyes at the intersection of the second and third loops of the boardwalk, part of her multi-location installation. Due to the rapid fading that occurs with this natural dye, the initial time of installation is when you will find the colors at their most vibrant.

Tim Guthrie may also be sighted during this weekend, as he continues to build his three-part piece, Burn, Ring and Scar. David Hansen's Canopy site over the first loop is filling with the reclaimed wood from the red oak and shagbark hickory which composes his work.

Early next week, Jamie Burmeister will begin building his solar-power driven work; a demonstration of a green energy process, as he will be using a solar-powered bicycle of his own design to deliver materials to his site, which will then be illuminated by solar cells embedded in the piece. This is located at the Missouri River overlook along the third loop of the boardwalk.

Les Bruning and Wendy Krecek also will build their installations in the upcoming days. Look for Les at the intersection of the second and third loops and Wendy along the second.

Please join us at Fontenelle Forest Nature Center this coming Friday, August 24th, from 6-8 p.m. for the opening of our exhibition. Fontenelle Forest members may attend free of charge; visitors to the center may attend for $3.00 per person. The Forest will offer trolley service for overflow parking at Southroads. Fontenelle Forest Nature Center is located at 1111 North Bellevue Blvd, Bellevue, NE; you may reach the Center at (402) 731-3140 to obtain more information about our event.

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