Here is a teaser video for the Flint Hills International Children's Festival's Discovery Garden project I am creating this year. The idea of the garden is that it is a world of discovery. There will be interactive elements in the garden where children will find objects and images. The highlight of the garden is this 22' diameter spinning flower that will be on top of a twenty-five foot tree trunk. The Discovery Garden will also include more than 20,000 flowers and plants, a small discovery cottage, discovery boxes and more. I will share more as it develops. I developed this display with Angela Koebler and built the display with many, many people.
The Flint Hills International Children's Festival is produced by the Ordway Theater for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul. This is the eleventh year for the festival. This is the third year I have created a "garden" for it. The festival is the weekend of June 4 & 5, 2011. It is held in downtown Saint Paul in the Rice Park area. Come on down, say "hello," discover things in the garden and see a giant spinning flower.