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Two interactive bug “springers” and a climbing apparatus illustrate how nature and art — with a sprinkle of mischief — can inspire creativity and amusement in both children and adults. Bugs is Laumeier’s first commission of a permanent artwork by a St. Louis-based artist, and the first work commissioned specifically for the Children’s Sculpture Garden. The exhibition is free and open to the public.
During the exhibition, Huck will also serve as an Artist-In-Residence at the Saint Louis Science Center. “This collaboration with the Science Center will help to expand Laumeier’s focus on the intersection of art, nature and science,” said Marilu Knode, Laumeier’s executive director. “With Bugs, Tom Huck will illustrate how these disciplines, when experienced together, can inspire creativity and critical thinking about the various creatures that share the landscape with us.”
A free opening celebration will be held Friday, Oct. 10, from 6-9 p.m., and will feature an artist talk at 6:30 p.m. A campfire chat is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 30.
Laumeier Sculpture Park is at 12580 Rott Road, St. Louis, MO, 63127. Call 314-615-5278.