Cultivating Place: Art In The Garden, Art From The Garden With Melody Overstreet

May 10, 2018

Credit Photo courtesy of Melody Overstreet

Art in the garden, art from the Garden – these are concepts familiar to most gardeners and yet for many of us also perhaps still largely unplumbed. This week, we visit with Iranian-American artist and plant person, Melody Overstreet to speak more about the culture of plant and land based art and the crafting of pigments, inks, dyes and watercolors.  Melody shares her cultural, artistic and plant based journey with grace and in a way that interweaves her art with her world view and ethics.

"As food, as medicine, plants have played a very important role in my life helping me to heal my body and mind, helping to connect and re-orient myself as a human being." - Melody Overstreet

Melody will be on the campus of California State University Chico on Saturday May 26th to teach a workshop on naturally crafted, locally sourced pigments for the Friends of the Chico State Herbarium. Link to registration information is here.

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