Welcome spring with unabashed joy in a workshop series celebrating nature. Participants will make sculptures from recyclable materials and use them in a celebratory parade. People of all ages and abilities are welcome to join for any and all of the events. The program is organized with Nina Ganci, ecologically considerate clothing designer and owner of Skif International, and Artica, a group of artists providing a platform to celebrate the creative spirit of St. Louis. Artica celebrates the river in an annual festival along the Mississippi River.

Inspired by the current exhibitions, Faye HeavyShield: Confluences and The Nature of Things: Medieval Art and Ecology, 1100-1550, the series considers the environmental impacts of artmaking, honors nature, and delights in making art together.

RSVP to any or all events below. Please let us know if you require accommodations to participate.


Sat, Mar 25; 1–5pm: Let’s Make Art!
Workshop leaders will guide you in making sculptures from plastic bottles and other recyclable materials. Everything you make will be used in a public celebration and parade the following weekend. All materials will be provided. Drop in at any time and stay for as long as you please.

Sat, Apr 1; 1-3pm, Celebration at 2pm: Spring Festival
Join the celebration! A parade with artwork and music begins at the museum and ends at the Spring Church. All sculptures will be installed at Park-Like, which will be on view for a week. Enjoy musical entertainment by Joia and Saint Boogie Brass Band. Light refreshments will be provided.

Mon, Apr 10; 12–1pm: Offering Reclamation at Park-Like
To close out the series, all are invited back to dismantle the sculpture so its parts and pieces can be recycled or taken to be enjoyed at other parades. Light refreshments will be provided.