Art

Solarise to Shine in Garfield Park

Solarise, a new light installation, launching at Garfield Park Conservatory


Garfield Park Conservatory is one of the most beautiful, peaceful, lush garden spaces in Chicago. Because it’s essentially a large greenhouse, it’s a place you can visit all year to get your fill of flora from around the world — and warm up during winter.

On September 23rd, the conservatory, known for launching grand exhibits, will introduce Solarise: A Sea of Colors and will run for a year, closing on September 22nd, 2016. The installation is a collaboration between the Chicago Park District and Luftwerk. Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero, the Chicago duo behind Luftwerk, will introduce a series of light and sculptural installations around the building.

All in all, five installations — the Beacon, Florescence, Seed of Light, Prismatic and Portal — will allow guests to interact between plants and light to showcase nature’s process with plant life. Whether through photosynthesis, shadows, water and more, the fully interactive exhibit will prove educational, entertaining and exhilarating. Get the lowdown here on the exhibit.

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