GARDEN’S NEWEST EXHIBITION PROMOTES RECYCLING THROUGH ARTWORKJanuary 18, 2019
Phoenix, Ariz. – Desert Botanical Garden presents sculpture created with found and recycled materials with New Bloom: Industrial Nature By Michelle Stitzlein. The impressive, large-scale works promote recycling by transforming simple objects into dynamic, natural forms.
Stitzlein’s artwork reuses old garden hoses, electrical wire, computer cables and more, to “create imagery and abstractions born from her imagination.” She says her work is influenced by motifs found in nature, identifying the contradiction of pieces inspired by nature but created entirely with discarded materials left over from mass consumerism and industrial production.
Stitzlein lives and works in Ohio, where she maintains a studio in a former National Grange Hall. Through her many efforts to promote sustainability, Stitzlein teaches art workshops at elementary schools, art camps and festivals. A graduate of the Columbus College of Art & Design, her work has been exhibited in galleries and museums nationwide, including Springfield Museum of Art, Springfield, Ohio, Miller Gallery – Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and the Franklin Park Conservatory, Columbus, Ohio.
WHEN: Feb. 1 – May 5
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
WHERE: Desert Botanical Garden | Ottosen Gallery
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ 85008
COST: Included with Garden Admission
Adult | $24.95
Youth | $12.95
Members and children under 3 | Free
TICKETS: Admissions Box Office (7 a.m. – 8 p.m. daily), Call Center at 480.941.1225 or online at dbg.org
About Desert Botanical Garden
Discover the tranquil vibrancy of 50,000 desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes at Desert Botanical Garden. An Arizona icon celebrating 80 years in the Valley, the Garden has grown into a compelling attraction and desert conservation pioneer, offering worldly plants, vibrant trails, world-class exhibitions, festive events, fascinating classes and so much more.