Tree Veneration Series

Venerate:  to regard with reverential respect or with admiring deference

In this series of four seasonal workshops at the Knoxville Botanical Garden and Arboretum, Gerry Moll will lead an artistic investigation into our relationship with trees. Participants will explore both historic and modern cultural and aesthetic traditions honoring trees and create temporary art installations venerating trees on the Arboretum grounds.

Gerry Moll lives and works as an artist, naturalist and gardener in Knoxville TN. He received an MFA in sculpture from the University of Michigan, is the founder of Mollworks studio and co-founder of the Native Plant Rescue Squad.

No trees will be permanently altered or damaged during the installation of these temporary installations. Good photographic documentation will be a critical part of the artistic process so please bring your cameras.

Spring: Bark HeART, April 2018

Summer: Personification of Bough & Limb, June 2018

Fall: Between the Crown & Ground, Saturday October 27th 9:00 a.m.

Winter: The Wreath & the Shiminawa, Saturday December 1st 9-12pm

Download the Tree Veneration Workshop Schedule to learn more about each of the classes that will be offered.

Registration for individual classes $15 per class for Garden members and $20 per class for non-members.  Participants who register for the entire series in advance save 10%.  Pre-registration is required.  Online registration for the last class, The Wreath and the Shiminawa, is open.  Please call 865-862-8717 or email with any questions.



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