(PRESS RELEASE)_(West Palm Beach, FL – August 28, 2023) Friends of the Mounts Botanical Garden is proud to announce the next major exhibition in Palm Beach County’s oldest and largest botanical garden, a beautiful 20-acre oasis located just minutes from downtown West Palm Beach.
ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN
January 7 through May 12, 2024
Created by Santa Fe artists Jennifer and Kevin Box, 20 larger-than-life sculptures inspired by the ancient Japanese art of origami will emerge skyward throughout Mounts—each one a stunning merger of art and nature enhancing and celebrating the verdant environment.
Artist Kevin Box takes origami to another level, transforming paper into museum quality metal sculpture through processes he has pioneered in teamwork with foundries, fabrication shops, and his studio staff. ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN features not only his compositions, but also moving collaborations with world-renowned origami artists Robert J. Lang, Te Jui Fu, Beth Johnson, and Michael G. LaFosse.
“Among the thoughtful and inspirational titles of the origami creations are Star Unfolding, Rising Cranes, Pegasus Unfolded, White Bison, Painted Ponies, Emerging Peace, Flying Folds, and more. One highlight of the exhibit is certain to be Master Peace, the 25-foot sculpture representing 1,000 stainless steel origami peace cranes,” says Mounts Curator-Director Rochelle Wolberg.
“The natural and yet scientific setting of a botanical garden makes it the ideal environment for an exhibit that combines art, science, and nature to entertain, educate, and inspire the senses of visitors enjoying both the art and the outdoor setting,” explains artist Kevin Box. “Botanical Gardens are the most beautiful living, outdoor museums in the world. There is no better place for the exhibition of a sculptural art form like origami, which actually originates from paper and the plants that form it.”
Admission to ORIGAMI IN THE GARDEN at Mounts is $20 for adults; $18 for seniors (65+), college students, and military with ID; $13 for ages 6-17; and free for children under 6.
Mounts Botanical Garden & Bloomberg Connects
Explore Anytime, Anywhere with Mobile Garden Guide
Visitors can now explore Mounts Botanical Garden anytime from anywhere across the globe with Mounts’ Mobile Garden Guide. Launched in partnership with Bloomberg Connects, the free arts and cultural app created by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is designed to elevate and enrich the visitor experience by making it easy to discover more of what people love before, during, and after their visit to the Garden. Multi-media content includes maps and information on Mounts Botanical’s 25 display gardens, art in the garden, and current and upcoming exhibitions, as well as an ever-growing spectrum of new photo, audio, and video content available exclusively via the app. To learn more and download the app, visit www.mounts.org/mobile-garden-guide/ [mounts.org].
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