Sensory Garden Sculptures
The addition of sculptures created by local artists in June 2013 have greatly enhanced the visual and tactile elements within the sensory garden. These stimulating pieces of art are the result of a competitive grant offered by the Lansing Lions Club with support of the City of Lansing Arts & Cultural Grant Program funded through the Lansing Economic Development Corporation and administered by the Lansing Economic Area Partnership with assistance from the Arts Council of Greater Lansing.
The Jabberwocky, Paul Nilsson, Artist
from Through the Looking Glasss and What Alice Found There by Lewis Carroll, 1872
Snow Leopard, Dace Koenigsknecht, Artist
The snow leopard perches atop strata of snow covered rock, depicting the often barren and remote habitat this species calls home.
River Song, Lee J. Kronenberg, Artist
A whimsical bird of paradise
Call for Artists - Lansing Host Lions Club
- No entry fee required.
- Artists whose principle residence is located in the greater Lansing region (Ingham, Eaton, Clinton and Shiawassee Counties) are eligible to apply. More than one piece may be submitted for consideration.
- Artists must be 18 years and older.
- Artists must apply as an individual and not as part of an organization or group.
- Artists must not be enrolled as a full-time student.
- Works already executed must have been created within the last three years.
- All works must be original to the artist applicant in concept, design, and execution as reflected by the artist’s submitted portfolio of past work.
- Quality of the proposed work and quality of previous body of work.
- Ability for the sculpture(s) to highlight the unique, public setting of the Sensory Garden at Potter Park Zoo and be designed for persons of all ages or abilities to see and to touch.
- A sound installation and maintenance plan.
- Demonstrated concern for the environment by outlining the use of non-toxic materials and finishes that are safe for humans and animals, and
- The degree to which the proposal encourages education and dialogue that speaks to the caring of animals and/or depicts animals.
- A brief written narrative and initial sketches describing the proposed concept or high quality jpegs submitted on disc of pre-existing artwork proposed for installation. Please also list the media, including non-toxic materials and finishes, and approximate dimensions.
- Estimated budget for the sculpture(s) proposed.
- An installation plan for the work being proposed including your plan to create and install a base, type of fasteners you will use, or any other materials or information needed for installation (for example: you will be delivering the piece on a flat bed truck, or that it will take two weeks to pour concrete before fastening, etc). In addition, please provide requirements necessary to maintain the piece over time.
- Up to 10 images of your past artwork submitted on a disc as high quality jpegs. Please do not submit prints, photos, slides or actual work. Only high quality JPEGs on disc will be reviewed. Each image on the disc must be saved with the artist’s LAST name, title (i.e. Smith, Composition #1).
- A corresponding image description sheet of the artwork you have included on your disc. The list should describe the title, medium, dimensions, and year of each artwork created.
- An artist resume that includes your education, training, list of previous exhibitions, and contact information.
- A SASE if you would like your materials returned.
- 5 complete sets of the above materials must be submitted by February 28, 2013 to:
Sculptures pictured below are on temporaty loan and depcit the desired locations. One on either end of the raised-bed planter and one on the right side of the gazebo. It is preferred that sculptures be placed so that they are "touchable" from the walkway. See the orange pentagonal icons in schematic at the bottom of page. Note: gazebo pathway depicted in schematic has changed and likewise, the location of the sculpture at the gazebo (howling wolf).