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Melissa Martinez

The Forest Floor

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO OF THIS INSTALLATION Summer 2015’s immersive installation by Tempe artist, Melissa Martinez, conjures up the mystery and magic of a walk through the woods –  like in Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, or Jack in the Beanstalk. Take a journey of discovery free of charge during regular […]

Jun 23 - Aug 31, 2015

CLICK HERE TO WATCH A VIDEO OF THIS INSTALLATION

Summer 2015’s immersive installation by Tempe artist, Melissa Martinez, conjures up the mystery and magic of a walk through the woods –  like in Hansel and Gretel, Little Red Riding Hood, or Jack in the Beanstalk. Take a journey of discovery free of charge during regular library hours through The Forest Floor, where fairy tales and personal stories unfold.

Walking down the hallway towards the gallery, you’ll notice a slowly gathering butterfly swarm leading you into the gallery where you’ll enter The Forest Floor.

As you pass through the verdant green and lush tunnel of fantastic plants and ferns, become transfixed by giant mushrooms to relax and read under. See the giant luminescent Morpho butterfly tree within a dark forest land, where you can make your own butterfly to add to the swarm. Marvel at the poisonous garden’s giant flowers, but don’t touch! Play in the enchanted cottage, where magical potions and delicious meals can be prepared. Discover fascination for the smallest life under the microscope in the cottage’s arbor. Find a garden box to plant your flowers in. Write your own personal fairytale. Listen to the whistling trumpet flowers, and play with the butterflies. All around you, is a magical world of wonder!

And don’t miss The Forest Floor parties and workshops!

July 9 Opening Reception

July 23 Mothers Who Write

August 6 Wooden Spoon Puppet Workshop

August 20 Fairy Tale Succulent Garden Workshop co-presented with Desert Botanical Garden

August 29 The Forest Floor Fabulous FairyTale Ball

Free workshops at The Gallery @ The Library are made possible by support from the Horne Family.

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