Clara Kittleson – Washed Ashore

a sculpture piece from a sculpture exhibit that looks like a giant fish with seaweed below it and a person smiling next to it. This sclpture is madee from trash

Each year, Reiman Gardens has a theme, and this year the theme is water. You can see this all throughout the Gardens in the plants that are growing, in the programs that we offer, and in the exhibit that is on display. This summer, Reiman Gardens is hosting some of the Washed Ashore sculptures based out of Oregon. The Washed Ashore exhibit uses trash collected from beaches to create beautiful artwork which brings to light the problems of plastic trash in the oceans. It is really fun to have these sculptures in the Gardens, and they create a great base for some of the educational programs that we offer.

One set of programs that focus directly on the Washed Ashore sculptures are our discovery stations. These happen every other Saturday throughout the summer and each one focuses on a different animal which is highlighted by the Washed Ashore exhibit. These stations provide learning opportunities for children and adults to understand their impact on animals and what we can do to help. There are only two left for the summer, so be sure to stop by and see what you can learn!