Innovative Exhibition Invites You to "Celebrate the Source" Design for a Living World Connects Day-to-Day Life with Natural Materials
December 05, 2011
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The Nature Conservancy in Arizona
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Desert Botanical Garden
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[PHOENIX, AZ] Get ready to “Celebrate the Source” by indulging in a creative connection between our daily lives and natural materials at the Design for a Living World exhibition beginning January 16, 2012. The Nature Conservancy and the Desert Botanical Garden bring this world-renowned exhibition to Phoenix following successful stints in New York City and Chicago. Design for a Living World will have you wondering where the cotton for our shirts and the beans from our coffee come from.
Other cool designs include a handbag made from palm leaves by Paulina Reyes of Kate Spade New York. Plus, Maya Lin crafted a striking piece of furniture that highlights the beauty of a single tree.
Conservation and sustainability are a critical part of the Desert Botanical Garden’s mission, making this exhibition a natural partnership. According to Garden executive director, Ken Schutz, "Design for a Living World will inspire our visitors to see the natural world, especially plants, for the critical role they play in sustaining humanity and the rest of life on Earth. The exhibit offers hope for those who mourn the rapid decline of biodiversity, and celebrates the creative spirit that makes us unique as a species."
Design for a Living World is sponsored by presenting sponsor Northern Trust and supporting sponsors APS, Certified Folder Display, Cox Communications, The Dorrance Family Foundation, First Solar, SRP and Walton Family Foundation.
The exhibition will run from January 16 - April 1, 2012 from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Desert Botanical Garden located at 1201 N. Galvin Parkway in Phoenix. To learn more about Design for a Living World, visit www.nature.org/azdesign.
Garden Admission Rates: $18.00 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students with ID, $8 for children 3-12 years-of-age; Garden members and children 2 years and younger are admitted free.
To learn more about the Desert Botanical Garden exhibitions and events, visit www.dbg.org.
|The Nature Conservancy is a leading conservation organization working around the world to protect ecologically important lands and waters for nature and people. To date, the Conservancy and its more than one million members have helped protect 130 million acres worldwide. Visit The Nature Conservancy on the Web at nature.org/Arizona.
A “Phoenix Point of Pride”, the Desert Botanical Garden is one of only a few botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is a privately funded, non-profit organization and depends on revenues from admissions and gift shop sales, as well as contributions from individuals and businesses to fund its programs of environmental education, plant conservation and research.