November 18, 2019 – April 5, 2020
Sturt Haaga Gallery | Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Programming for Fruiting Bodies
October – April
elkology sign projects
Street artist ELKPEN and Rath create temporary artworks with area college students about Descanso’s incredible biodiversity. Look for these intimate signs throughout the gardens.
Sunday, January 26 1:00 – 3:00 pm
Rath and composer Robert Hoehn lead a garden walkthrough of solitary bee hotels and outdoor works along with a gallery tour.
Saturday, February 29 12:00 and 2:00 pm
Sunday, March 1 10:00 am
Fruiting Bodies Forages with nance klehm
5thgeneration horticulturalist and ecological systems engineer nance klehm leads specially designed plant forages throughout Descanso.
Saturday, March 7 5:45, 6:30 and 7:15 pm
Bee Song Master Chorale Performances
World renowned CSU-Long Beach Chamber Choir will perform a special arrangement of BEE SONG by composer Robert Hoehn. Written for the Resonant Nest, this 15-minute score was inspired by the daily activity of a bumblebee colony.
Sunday, March 15 12:00 – 3:00 pm
Radical Botany Screening and Discussion
Early 20thcentury botanical film screening followed by a talk with Jessica Rath and Professors Natania Meeker and Antónia Szabari, co-authors of Radical Botany(Fordham, 2019).
selected press and publications
rootsimple podcast on Farm Unfixed
Artillery on The Ocelots of Foothill Blvd.
KCRW ‘All Things Considered‘ on a better nectar
Smithsonian article on Ripe
Radical Botany by Antonia Szabari and Natania Meeker, Fordham University Press
X-TRA review by Ellen Birrell (Summer 2013)
Art in America review
Tedx talk on Youtube