Join Friends of Patterson Park for a celebration of our community garden and new sculpture, Dance of the Cosmos, this Saturday, May 27! There will be tacos, ice cream, a bouncy house, music, and screen printing of Friends of Patterson Park t-shirts by Bibliographia. The event is 10 a.m.-12 p.m., with a formal program from 10:30-11 and tour of the garden at 11. If you’d like to volunteer as an ice cream scooper, please sign up here: https://givepul.se/x61n1.
COMMUNITY GARDEN GRAND OPENING
& DANCE OF THE COSMOS UNVEILING
May 27, 2017
10:00 am Patterson Park Community Breakfast
10:30 am Welcome
- Meredith Gauthier, City of Austin
Parks and Recreation Department, Sustainable Urban Agriculture and Community Gardens Program Coordinator
10:35 am Remarks
- Sari Albornoz, Sustainable Food Center, Grow Local Program Director
- Mark Smolen, Patterson Park Community Garden, Chair
- Ladye Anne Wofford, Austin Parks Foundation, Program Director
- Jennifer Chenoweth, Dance of the Cosmos, Artist
- Jennifer Potter-Miller, Friends of Patterson Park, Chair
11:00 am Garden Tour and Park Activities
About the Community Garden
Located at Patterson Park, the Patterson Park Community Garden was realized through a partnership between the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department and Austin Parks Foundation and is sponsored by Sustainable Food Center. The all-organic vegetable garden was first proposed in 2012 and broke ground in May 2016. There are 68 garden plots and community members are welcome to join.
For more information about the garden, visit: https://pattersonparkcommunitygarden.wordpress.com
About the Art
The sculpture Dance of the Cosmos by Jennifer Chenoweth of Fisterra Studio was inspired by Robert Putchik’s Emotional Windows study and a Tibetan lotus mandala. It is part of the XYZ Atlas, a Hedonic Map of Austin, an interactive public art project about our collective experiences of place.
Many thanks to the Austin Parks and Recreation Department, Austin Parks Foundation, and PSW Real Estate for their support of this art project.
For more information about the artist, visit: http://fisterrastudio.com/
Jennifer Potter-Miller (community garden), Michelle Atkinson (Dance of the Cosmos)