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Art in the Gardens: Lizards & Snakes Opening Reception

Posted by Edison Ford Winter Estates On April 11th

Art in the Gardens
Lizards & Snakes

Opening Reception
Edison & Ford Winter Estates
2350 McGregor Blvd., Fort Myers, FL

Sunday, April 15, 2012,  2 – 4 p.m.
Heritage Garden

Twenty four talented student groups and their teachers joined with the Edison Ford to create imaginative and artistic sculptures of Lizards & Snakes for the gardens.

Also enjoy:

  • Activities and Show with the Wild Wizard
  • Hold a hissing cockroach with Truly Nolen
  • Learn about insects with Lee County Mosquito Control
  • Touch a bearded dragon from Mariner High School
  • Refreshments

    Lizards & Snakes Exhibit at the Edison Ford continues through May 2012

    Thank you to our sponsors: The Foundation for Lee County Public Schools, Inc. and Truly Nolen

5 Responses

  1. Kim Torgerson Says:

    Hello, I am a preschooler in Coeur d’ Alene Idaho. I was browsing on the web and came across you lizard&snakes exhibit, which I love! I would would like to make the snakes with my preschoolers. I was hoping you would share with me the process that you did with the children that made the snakes.

    Thank you, Kim

    Posted on June 2nd, 2013 at 11:56 am

  2. Edison Ford Winter Estates Says:

    Hi Kim,
    This exhibit, Art In The Gardens, is a celebration of Art students and their teachers in Lee County Florida. Edison Ford partners with 25 Lee County Teachers and their students to create kinetic, garden art that can withstand all weather elements for a month long outdoor exhibit. Each year is a different theme. We started five years ago with Big Bugs, then Butterflies, Bees, Snakes and Lizards and just recently we closed Gators in The Gardens. Teachers chose to use multiple different recycled materials that include but are not limited to, flower pots, plastic bottles, screens, paper mache that is coated with a spray (not sure what spray), plastic bags, and so many other materials that are used separately and also combined. The teachers become more and more creative each year! The month long exhibit is loved by the community and Edison Ford visitors from around the world. If you would like advice on how to start a project like this in your community please contact me at (239) 334-7419.

    Have a wonderful day!

    Merry AP Coffman, Education Manager

    Posted on June 4th, 2013 at 1:53 pm

  3. Kim Torgerson Says:

    I am a teacher not a preschooler. I guess I better check what I am typing before hit send. :0)

    Posted on June 2nd, 2013 at 12:00 pm

  4. Sally McAlinden Says:

    Hello, I was just at the Sheboygan WI Storybook Gardens and was fascinated by their snake made from metal dryer vents. Looking for this I discovered your gorgeous snakes. What kind of black tubing did you use?

    Posted on August 4th, 2015 at 9:49 am

  5. Edison Ford Winter Estates Says:

    Thank you – this particular part of our Art in the Gardens Exhibit came from a (now retired) art teacher at a local elementary school, so we do not have exact details. We believe the material was the standard vinyl tubing available at most hardware and home improvement stores. Keep an eye out for next year’s Art in the Gardens – the exhibit usually begins in April and runs through the end of the school year.

    Posted on August 18th, 2015 at 12:06 pm