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Public Art Dedication: “Flower Girl”

October 1, 2016 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Please join Denver Arts & Venues to dedicate “Flower Girl” at the Denver Botanic Gardens into the Denver Public Art Collection.

“Flower Girl” is a 5’ x 5’ x 5’ carved sculpture created by Madeline Wiener at the Denver Botanic Gardens Sensory Garden. The piece is a female figure created from Colorado Yule Marble (Colorado’s State Stone) with outstretched hands holding flowers; visitors are encouraged to interact with the piece, climbing onto the marble and using her lap as a resting place. She is offering a lotus blossom in her right hand and holding a bouquet of stylized flowers that might be recognized throughout the Gardens. Those familiar with Wiener’s artistic style will find the piece immediately identifiable as one of her works.

This event is FREE and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served. Please enter through the Piñión Gate just north of the Visitor’s Center.


More info: http://artsandvenuesdenver.com/event/458575

About Madeline Wiener: Contemporary abstract figures in stone, from marble to sandstone to granite, have been Madeline Wiener’s main focus since studying at The New York School of Visual Arts from 1968-1974.  A trip to Italy and her many days of sketching sculptures at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Museum of Modern Art in New York began Madeline’s journey in stone. Founder/director of The Marble Institute of Colorado, Madeline has remained intent on finding new and expressive ways to create her abstract figurative stone sculptures. Working trips to far-away places like Scotland and India have provided the opportunity to create site-specific, monumental public installations and fulfilled Madeline’s dream of using her art to foster cultural exchange. The creation of the Marble Institute of Colorado’s MARBLE/marble Symposium has provided a venue for cultural exchanges between artists from different countries and varying disciplines.

About the Sensory Garden: This unique garden utilizes architectural features and sensory plantings to enable people of all ages and abilities to interact with plants. Specialized gardening techniques and structures help to minimize barriers and maximize people’s abilities.


October 1, 2016
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Denver Botanic Gardens
1007 York Street
Denver, CO 80206 United States
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