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Dream City Art + Open House

July 16, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dream City Art
Sculptural Gardens
James Shipman + Gary Pletsch
Saturday July 16
10:00 a.m. to Noon

Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue, Wilkinsburg, Pa 15221

As part of the second Dream City Works, an initiative that showcases Wilkinsburg artists and their spaces, the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center, will open its doors for the duration of the day’s events, and will host a lecture/workshop demonstration on how to create Sculptural Gardens and garden art.

James Shipman, master ceramist and sculptor, and Gary Pletsch, a studio potter and an avid gardener, will give a joint lecture and demonstration on how to transform vacant and often blighted land into sculptural gardens. Discussion topics will include maneuvering seasonal changes and plant growth, specific plants for certain use, and how to incorporate what is already there to create a sculptural plant landscape.

The session will also include a demonstration on how to create planters from discarded materials and James Shipman will give a tour of his newly created sculpture garden, explaining his artwork and how it functions in a garden setting.

This event is free and open to the public as part of the Dream City Art collaboration.

Stop by and learn more about the programs of the Landmarks Preservation Resource Center and also the restoration efforts of the Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation in the Hamnett Place neighborhood, a National Register-listed historic district in Wilkinsburg.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.


July 16, 2016
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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Landmarks Preservation Resource Center
744 Rebecca Avenue
Wilkinsburg, 15221 United States
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Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation

100 West Station Square Drive, Suite 450

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Phone: 412-471-5808  |  Fax: 412-471-1633