Seasonal space: Planting, mild weather, sculpture garden increase new plaza use
Warm weather, new seating, the addition of two new sculptures and the planting of SLO’s gardens mean increased activity this week on the newly remodeled Student Services plaza.
The sculptures are the end result of work by artist Teresa Lind, who presented a series of workshops on iron casting, including a final pour (pictured below) for those enrolled in sculpture classes at UW-Green Bay in December of 2012.
Lind (with installation of the art last week) received her MFA from UW-Milwaukee, studied in Italy at the Florence Academy of Art, and has participated in a number of residencies and workshops including the Palazzo Rinaldi Artist’s Residency in southern Italy. She works in bronze, iron or aluminum and is known for contemporary exploration of the feminine form, gracefully poised, but armored with steel, wire and uniforms.
Organizers from the Sustainable, Local, Organic Food Alliance (SLO) began the planting of vegetables in their new campus garden plots this week. If all goes well, they will hold periodic farmers market-style sales on the plaza this summer. Details on dates and times to follow.