Come celebrate the autumn season at the first ever Wine Under Glass: A Celebration of Food & Wine at the Garfield Park Conservatory!
This event on Thursday, October 1, will feature wine tastings from over 35 choice vineyards from around the world, with food pairings from some of the city’s finest local chefs and restaurants. Attendees will enjoy these delectable tastings surrounded by their new art installation “solarise: a sea of all colors.” Join the Garfield Park Conservatory under glass for a one-of-a-kind food and wine experience from 6 until 9:30 p.m.. Tickets are $60 per person for non-members, and ticket purchases help support public and education programs at the Garfield Park Conservatory. You must be 21 years old or older to attend this event.
“solarise: a sea of all colors” shines a new light on Garfield Park Conservatory. This art installation has been on display since September 23, and will remain through September 22, 2016. The solarise exhibit at Garfield Park Conservatory is a series of light and sculptural environments created by Luftwerk – Chicago artists Petra Bachmaier and Sean Gallero. “solarise: a sea of all colors” is Luftwerk’s site-specific response to the Garfield Park Conservatory’s historic structure and natural collection. Inspired by the groundbreaking and innovative vision of Jens Jensen, the godfather of naturalistic landscape and conservatory design, Luftwerk’s series of art installations throughout the conservatory echo Jensen’s sentiment for public interaction with nature, elevating and highlighting the perception and importance nature plays in society and urban planning. The response comes in the form of five dynamic, immersive installations inspired by each piece’s surrounding exhibit: The Beacon, Portal, Florescence, Seed of Light, and Prismatic. Each artwork invites the visitor to interact with color, light, and nature in new perspectives, highlighting awareness for the visitor’s natural surroundings, the relevance of Jensen’s visionary landscape, and the architectural and societal significance of the building and grounds.
The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance changes lives through the power of nature. They aim to inspire, educate and provoke exploration through innovative programs and experiences in one of the nation’s largest and finest historic conservatories. The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance is a diverse group of experts that join their talents to create programs and workshops for practical experience with plant science and horticulture. The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance changes lives through the power of nature, and aim to inspire, educate and provoke exploration through innovative programs and experiences in one of the nation’s largest and finest historic conservatories. The Garfield Park Conservatory is owned and operated by the Chicago Park District, which is responsible for the maintenance and sustainability of the collections, grounds and physical facility. Park District floriculturists propagate plants, mount seasonal flower shows, and maintain all outdoor gardens. Since the Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance was originally formed in 1995, it has enhanced the Garfield Park Conservatory with programming and events, and has helped the Chicago Park District present world-class exhibits and displays to the people of Chicago and beyond. The Garfield Park Conservatory Alliance was instrumental in the milestones at the Garfield Park Conservatory.