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Bartram Boxes Remix
Tue, Aug 30, 2011
Challenge VIII: Bartram’s Boxes Remix (“BBR”)
is a collaborative project between the Wood
Turning Center (Center) and Bartram’s Garden,
Philadelphia (home of famed 18th century
explorer and botanist John Bartram). The title
of this project, Bartram’s Boxes Remix,
references the boxes containing seeds, plants,
and curiosities that John Bartram began sending
to his colleagues in England in 1735, making
Bartram’s Garden an international hub of plant
knowledge and sharing.
In the spirit of John Bartram’s desire to share his
passion for trees and other plants, BBR will bring
together artists who will create works in wood
and other materials from Bartram’s Garden. Artists
will be able to select from 13 types of wood
from the Garden felled by a recent storm. BBR
celebrates John Bartram’s legacy of discovery
and will provide a unique opportunity for artists
to “remix” the history, materials and inspiration
of one of America’s oldest gardens in their work.
Submissions are not limited to wood turning
artists; this call includes furniture makers,
sculptors, painters, printers, video, instillation,
performance, and multi-media artists. Collaborations
are welcome. Jurors will consider all submissions
incorporating in some manner the wood and
materials available at Bartram’s Garden.
Bartram's Garden is located at 54th Street & Lindberg Blvd.
For more information
Kim Massare 215-729-5281 ext. 112 firstname.lastname@example.org