Form in Flora III Sculptural Exhibit Takes Root at Lincoln Park Conservatory

Rio Verde, by Elena Rakochy
Rio Verde, by Elena Rakochy
© Don Fuller

A unique sculptural exhibit entitled “Form in Flora III” takes root at Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Dr. from now through November 2, 2012.  Admission is free and open to public during Conservatory hours, daily 9 a.m. – 5 p.m

”The Lincoln Park Conservatory is the perfect backdrop for these intriguing works of art,” said Mary Eysenbach, Director of Conservatories.  “We are thrilled to offer the public a chance to check out some unique sculptural displays from some talented artists that drew inspiration from nature to create these magnificent pieces.”


“Nature is where we find ourselves," said Vivian Visser, curator of Form in Flora III and with the Chicago Sculptural International. "This is a great opportunity for the artists and the visitors to the conservatory to share this experience.”

The 21 different artists  participating in the exhibit drew inspiration from nature and include: Nikki Renee Anderson, Joe Barrington, Sharon Bladholm, Sarah Barnhart-Fields, Ray Katz, Sheila Ganch, Mike Helbing, Terrence Karpowicz, Ray Katz, Jill King, Tess Little, Bruce A. Niemi, Corinne D. Peterson, Robert Pulley, Elena Rakochy, Eric Steele, Fisher Stolz, Allison Svoboda, Steph Van Doren, Jason Verbeek and Vivian Visser.  The exhibit was curated by Vivian Visser, Jason Verbeek and Steven Meyer.

The exhibit will feature nature-based sculptures created with various mediums that include metal, stone and earthwork.  The sculptures are set throughout Lincoln Park Conservatory’s display houses and on the surrounding grounds 

The artists in the exhibition are members of Chicago Sculpture International, the Mid South Sculpture Alliance or the Texas Sculpture Group, all affiliates of the International Sculpture Center, a national organization and publisher of Sculpture Magazine. This exhibition coincides with the 23rd International Sculpture Conference being held this year in Chicago during October, 2012.

For more information about “Form in Flora III” call 312.742.7736. 

About Chicago Park District

For more information about the Chicago Park District’s more than 8,100 acres of parkland, 583 parks, 26 miles of lakefront, 10 museums, two world-class conservatories, 16 historic lagoons, nearly 50 natural areas, thousands of special events, sports & entertaining programs, visit or contact the Chicago Park District at 312/742.PLAY or 312/747.2001 (TTY). 

About Chicago Sculpture International
Chicago Sculpture International was founded in 2004 as the first regional affiliate of the International Sculpture Center (ISC). Chicago Sculpture International (CSI) is open to any sculptor, individual, or organization that joins the ISC.  CSI holds regular meetings that bring useful technical, critical and business related information to its members.  CSI maintains a strong record of organizing professional exhibitions, guest speakers and other events. 

Lincoln Park Conservatory, 2391 N. Stockton Drive, is located just five minutes north of downtown. From Lake Shore Drive, exit Fullerton Avenue and travel two blocks west. From I-94, exit Fullerton Avenue and travel two miles east. The Conservatory is located on the southeast corner of Fullerton and Stockton. Alternatively, take CTA bus line #156 weekdays or #151 everyday to Stockton Dr. and Fullerton Ave.


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