August 1 through 31, 2018
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, on display until 8 p.m. on Monday and
This work, by Carla Real, Melanie Mitera,
and talented students from Beadle Middle School, has been on display at numerous
locations in our community and is now making its way to Lauritzen Gardens for
the month of August.
Approximately 50 students from Beadle Middle School picked up trash at Pipal Park (near 78th and West Center Road) alongside Mick
Manley, who finds creative ways to get others involved in community service
through his local nonprofit, We Can Make A Difference. The trash was sanitized and
combined with broken and recycled items to create a relief sculpture of Frida
Kahlo based on one of her paintings, titled "Self Portrait with Thorn
Necklace and Hummingbird." Students learned about Kahlo and about using
alternate materials to create art.
Echoing the messages displayed during the garden's spring exhibit
"Metamorphosis: From Reclaimed Plastics to Works of Art," this work
of art draws awareness to the importance of environmental stewardship and
plastic pollution, but also showcases how beautiful reclaimed materials can
The project was also recently featured in an issue of the Omaha World-Herald.
August 3, 9, 22, and 29, join the garden's education department to participate
in a free, make-and-take art project using a variety of reclaimed materials.