Allison Svoboda

Seedbombs. Native plant nature walk and workshop

Marshall J. Gardner Center For The Arts


Join a nature walk with artist Allison Svoboda exploring our own Miller Woods and the beautiful native plants on display. Allison will teach participants how to make seed bombs that can be used to help spread native plants and support pollinators. Suitable for adults and families with kids ages 8 and up. Minors must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Please wear sturdy walking shoes and clothing you can get a bit messy in.

Allison Svoboda is an exhibiting artist with solo shows at Walker Fine Arts and the Milan Expo. Her installations have been commissioned internationally with sculptural public works exhibited in Chicago and as far away as Australia. Svoboda has been the recipient of many residencies including a Hemera Fellowship to study shibori, orizomegami, and calligraphy in Japan in 2016. For the past three years, she has also been involved in the Chicago Conservation Corps, a group that creates pollinator parkways.

Allison is an internationally exhibited artist who often creates delicate, ephemeral installations of paper and other materials. Nature is her inspiration.

April 5th–May 31st

Event Hours:

Allison Svoboda Itinerary

Opening Reception
Friday, Apr. 5th
6 – 8 pm
Orizomegami Workshop
Saturday, Apr. 6th
1 – 4 pm
Artist's talk
Sunday, May. 5th
1 – 2 pm
Seedbombs. Native plant nature walk and workshop
Sunday, May. 5th
2 – 5 pm

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“Seedbombs. Native plant nature walk and workshop” is part of the larger “Allison Svoboda” event, and part of our Workshops series.

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