Urban Plant Research slideshow and discussion on October 14 at Open Source Gallery in South Slope, as part of the gallery’s ‘Church of Monika’ program of Sunday morning art-related gatherings.
NATURE TRAIL: a growing installation by Debbie Hesse
317 E 9th St.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
6-8pm: Opening Reception
7:30pm: Slideshow by Urban Plant Research
Leslie presented a slide show of our work during the opening reception of an exhibition by friend and fellow artist Debbie Hesse.
Urban Plant Research in Residence
251 17th Street, Brooklyn
August 15 – August 30, 2009
We installed a temporary community plant research center, inviting all to participate in exploring plants in the neighborhood and join us in discussing urban gardening, city trees, edible weeds and more. While working in residence, we kept regular open hours and led a full schedule of events.
- Saturday August 15, 7-10pm: Opening
- Sunday August 16, 1-5pm: Local herb tea on the stoop; 5pm: Field trip to the Waterpod, a “floating green home” currently docked at Brooklyn Bridge Park (departs from gallery at 5pm)
- Saturday August 22, 6pm: A Walk Around the Block, an urban nature walk led by the artists, followed by a happy hour featuring local mint mojitos
- Thursday August 27, 6pm: Visit to 6/15 Green, a nearby community garden (departs from gallery at 6pm)
- Friday August 28, 3-5pm: Activities for kids
- Sunday August 30, 1-5pm: Acoustic Jam for the Plants, a jam open to all levels and genres of musicians. Bring your acoustic instrument and join in, or just bring along your houseplant and listen!
Index II (Open Studios preview exhibition)
July 30 – August 29, 2009
50 Orange Street, New Haven, CT
Opening reception: July 30, 6-8 pm
This exhibition featured a preview of many of the artists opening their studios at the open studios festival in October.
Glück Gehabt: Kunst im Untergrund (That was Lucky: Art in the Underground)
Neue Gesellschaft für Bildende Kunst (NGBK)
Bernauer Straße Station, Berlin
1 Nov. 2008 – 30 May 2009
In three stations on Berlin’s U8 subway line, the New Society for Visual Art presented an art exhibition using the advertising spaces behind the subway tracks. We created the U8 Plant Quiz, featuring six plants that we spotted near stations on the U8 line (see below).
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