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Wild Art: A Journey Off Canvas at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

  • Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden 1800 Lakeside Avenue Henrico, VA, 23228 United States (map)


Monday, May 15, 2017 through Thursday, May 25, 2017

A Butterfly’s Journey

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The butterfly is a rich symbol for change, diversity, and interdependence. Explore this walking meditation as part of your journey with nature in the wattle-woven copper and sapling walls of the Butterfly’s Journey. Declare (and write) an intention and weave it into the walls as you open to this new experience. 

Arbor Quilt

Arbor Quilt

Like quilting, gardening is often a piece by piece endeavor. We stitch together plants that have meaning for us, shared from a friend’s garden or collected from a plant sale, to wrap our homes in the beauty of nature. 

Arbor Quilt is an example of piecework in a garden setting. Using the Log Cabin quilt pattern, we will stitch together a vertical tapestry of plants and mosses in the main arbor walkway. 

About the Artist

These two installations are created by Richmond copper artisan Cathy G. Vaughn. Vaughn is a full-time artist and copper wrangler at her studio, Tracery 157, in Richmond, VA. An avid tinkerer, Vaughn taught herself the basics of working copper over two decades ago, and has been pushing the boundaries to reimagine and repurpose industrial-grade copper ever since.
A native of rural South Carolina, she learned the makers' ethic in her fathers’ workshop. Vaughn has a BFA in graphic design from the University of South Carolina, is active in craft guilds from North Carolina to Pennsylvania, and is passionate about the intersection of science, art, and design.


May 26, 2017 through October 1, 2017


Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, 1800 Lakeside Ave., Richmond, VA


Earlier Event: March 17
American Craft Show | Atlanta
Later Event: June 17
Talbot Street Art Fair