Artist Talk with Jen Rose
This talk has been cancelled due to low registration.
Dallas-based artist Jen Rose crafts tiny sculptures that are not only beautiful, they help pollinators as they go about their work of supporting plants and our ecosystems. These sculptures, called bee cups, are eco-friendly watering stations made from hollow porcelain cones that resemble colorful flowers. Each one collects a few drops of water from the sprinkler or rain and provides a bee-friendly resting station for pollinators. Placed together in groupings called an “oasis,” the bee cups range from a colorful arrangement of a dozen or so, to an ombre gradient of over 500. The Garden’s original installation, Texas Bee Oasis, is made of roughly 3,000 bee cups. Its location in the Fuller Garden gives respite and water to our Garden pollinators, as well as beauty and joy to our visitors.
Bee cups are available for sale in our three gift shops – they make beautiful additions to your own garden while supporting ecological health and diversity.
Speaker: As a native of San Angelo, a quirky town in west Texas, Jen Rose found ways to entertain herself through creativity and small-town capers. She received her MFA in Ceramics from the University of North Texas in Denton in 2002 and remained in North Texas after graduating. Currently, she holds a faculty position at Richland College. In addition to her teaching, Jen Rose has exhibited regionally and nationally. Highlights include solo exhibitions at the Dallas Contemporary, Carneal Simmons Gallery, and the Morean Center for Clay in St. Petersburg. Florida..
Registration Deadline: November 1
$8 / $5 members
Location: Garden Center (Lecture Hall)*
*Space is limited to the first 50 registrants. Complimentary admission for registrants to visit Texas Bee Oasis in the Fuller Garden prior to the talk.
Image courtesy Jen Rose