Gardens Turn 10, 10¢ Entry on 10/10

Lauritzen Gardens will celebrate its tenth anniversary with 10-cent admission Oct. 10. The discount is a large one; adult admission to the garden is normally $7. Visitors will be able to see a new kinetic sculpture featuring large steel maple leaves inspired by the garden, which will be installed in the Garden in the Glen. The garden is located at 100 Bancroft St. Visit lauritzengardens.org. Springfield Artworks is celebrating an anniversary, too: it’s first. The gallery will host a series of special events and classes Nov. 4-6. Nationally recognized jewelry artists Rona Horn ad Kay Kaduce, both from Wisconsin, will teach a special classes. Horn will lead two classes Nov. 4, teaching students to make a basic micro macramé bracelet using design work with beads and a second class on how to make felted beads using wet felting techniques. Students will combine the handmade beads with shells, glass, resin and wood to make a one-of-a-kind necklace. The macramé class runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and costs $95 including materials; the felting class runs from 4-8 p.m. and costs $90 including materials. Students can learn to make lamp work beads during any of the half-day classes. Nov. 4 Instructor Kay Kaduce will teach a class on making wet felt vessels. Students will learn to wet felt over a form and get tips on embellishing the finished vessel. The class is from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; cost including materials is $170. Nov. 5, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Horn will teach students to make a faux freeform and felt bracelet or necklace in one all-day class; a second during the same time taught by Kaduce offers the chance to make a Nuno felt scarf using hand-dyed wool and silk. Both classes are $155 including materials. Springfield Artworks will have a trunk show featuring Kaduce and Horn’s work, Oct. 28-Nov. 20. The women are best known for their book The Big Book of Needle Felting. Finally, Nov. 6, gallery owners Glenn and Margie Trembley will have a special exhibition of their private collection of glassworks including works from Josh Simpson, an internationally known contemporary glass artist best known for his Infinity Project, where more than 1,500 glass planets were placed around the globe. Glass jewelry, sculpture, beads and window glass are part of the Trembly’s collection. The event runs noon-4 p.m. Horn and Kaduce will also be leading gallery goers in a quick make-and-take flower activity, which costs $8 and runs 11:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. The gallery is located at 183 Main St. in Springfield, NE. Omaha artist Renee Ledesma opens Human Touch at Kearney’s Museum of Nebraska Art Oct. 9. Part of the museum’s “Nebraska Now” series, Ledesma will show two and three dimensional works as part of her solo show of both recent and previous works. She’ll give a gallery talk Oct. 9, at 1:30 p.m. Mixed Media is a column about art. Get local art updates at weekfiftytwo.com. Send ideas to mixedmedia@thereader.com.

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on Wednesday, October 06th, 2010

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