Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens
The Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens (ANSG) is commemorating a forty-year history of art and nature with an inaugural Earth Day Celebration. ANSG will host a collaborative initiative engaging five Palm Beach County non-profit institutions to provide a forum for the dynamic intersection of art, science and the natural world. Participating organizations include, ANSG, Loggerhead Marinelife Center, the Manatee Lagoon - An FPL Eco-Discovery Center, the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation and the South Florida Science Center and Aquarium.
ANSG will feature a special shared artist talk and tour to kick off the morning. Todd McGrain will discuss The Lost Bird Project, his traveling exhibition that spotlights the tragedy of modern species extinction through monumental memorial sculptures immortalizing five North American birds, currently on display at ANSG. Dr. Paul Reillo, with the Rare Species Conservatory Foundation, will present a presentation on the Florida Grasshopper Sparrow, one of North America’s most endangered birds teetering on the edge of extinction.
The participating organizations will partake in a panel discussions titled, Exploring the Beauty and Wonder of our South Florida Environment with a question and answer session. Following the panel, guests will have the opportunity to visit and learn more about the mission of each organization through interactive “learning stations” presented by educators throughout the garden. Guided tours of the garden and current ANSG exhibitions will be offered as well.