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Bartram’s Boxes Remix at the Center for Art in Wood May 2 – July 19

May 2, 2014 @ 5:00 am - July 19, 2014 @ 12:00 pm

Bartram’s Boxes Remix, a new collaborative exhibition with Bartram’s Garden, will be on display at the Center for Art in Wood at 141 N. 3rd Street, Philadelphia, from May 2 – July 19, 2014.

In the spirit of John Bartram’s desire to share his passion for trees and other plants, the Center put the call out to artists to propose and create works in wood and other materials, inspired by 13 types of trees which fell at Bartram’s Garden during a dramatic wind and rain storm that took place several years ago. Artists had the option to select from the 13 types of wood found onsite. This exhibition celebrates John Bartram’s legacy of discovery, providing a unique opportunity for artists to “remix” the history, materials and inspiration of one of America’s oldest gardens in their work.

The response was overwhelming with over 100 proposals submitted from around the world.  A total of 32 works were selected from artists spanning 3 continents, and their work is beautifully presented in this exhibition which remixes the history, materials and inspiration of one of America’s oldest gardens as never before. Bartram’s Boxes Remix continues a “Challenge” series initiated by the Center in 1987, which has provided emerging and established international artists with a dynamic forum for advancing new work.

Throughout the exhibition, the Center and Bartram’s Garden will host community events, workshops, and artist lectures for the public. Several works will also be on display during the Bartram’s Garden Spring Plant Sale, May 2-4. The hardcover book, “Bartram’s Boxes Remix,” will be available for purchase beginning May 2, featuring 176 pages filled with 280 full-color illustrations and images.  Following the end of the exhibit’s run at the Center, the show is scheduled to travel to several other locations through 2016.  For further details, please visit: centerforartinwood.org/exhibitions/upcoming-exhibitions.

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Biking & Walking

Birds

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Flowers, Plants & Trees

Gardening

History

Kids' Activities

Sankofa Community Farm

Southwest Philadelphia

Water Quality

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Youth Internships

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Biking & Walking

Follow the Schuylkill River Trail from the North Mile to 56th Street and beyond.

Birds

Look up! More than 100 species of birds rely on this ecosystem.

Boating & Fishing

Enjoy all that the Tidal Schuylkill River has to offer.

Flowers, Plants & Trees

See what’s blooming, find a favorite tree, and stroll the gardens and natural lands.

Gardening

Bring the Garden home! Shop for plants and grow your own food.

History

Uncover the interconnected stories of this historic site.

Kids' Activities

Join us year-round to learn, make, share, and wonder.

Sankofa Community Farm

“Go back and get it!” Growing food sovereignty with an African Diaspora focus.

Southwest Philadelphia

Resources and opportunities especially for neighbors in Southwest Philly.

Water Quality

Find our latest data on the river’s bacteria levels and recent rainfall.

Workshops, Wellness & Culture

Enjoy upcoming workshops, self-care, and events. Are you a Southwest artist? Let’s partner!

Youth Internships

Calling Southwest students: paid internships available with the river, the farm, and the trees.