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Please join us Saturday, April 8, and Sunday April 9, for Rites of Spring, the annual LongHouse celebration of the new season. The garden will be blooming with spring flowers. There is much to be discovered, with new works of art  and many “visitors’ favorites” relocated on the grounds.

All visitors – children and adults – are invited to assist Artist Maren Hassinger in creating Monuments, her site-specific sculptures, by weaving branches from our gardens. A native of Los Angeles, Maren Hassinger (b. 1947) is a multimedia artist whose practice bridges fiber arts, installation, performance, and sculpture. Incorporating everyday materials such as wire, rope, newspapers, plastic bags, petals, and dirt, Hassinger’s art explores the subjects of movement, family, love, nature, the environment, consumerism, identity, and race. Hassinger has stated that her work “focuses on elements, or even problems—social and environmental—that we all share, and in which we all have a stake…. I want it to be a humane and humanistic statement about our future together.”

Maren will be with us both Saturday and Sunday; nest building is included with admission. Please bring your own pruning shears to help Maren cut twigs for the weaving. 

On Easter Sunday, come for a garden stroll in your Easter bonnet! LongHouse founder Jack Lenor Larsen collected hats – what better way to honor his legacy than by parading in your bonnet? Easter treats available for kids of all ages.


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