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Zela Bissett

educator.artist, Education Queensland in Gympie

Seduced by the Stalk

PRESENTED ON SEP 20, 2017
IN SUNSHINE COAST @ VOL 23

Zela Bissett is a versatile artist who works principally with paper, which she makes using local plants that she cooks, pounds and shapes herself. Her botanical handmade papers retain a unique character from the original plant, often complemented by the addition of earths, ochres and recycled waste paper. Zela then uses her paper in a range of art practices including casting (relief shapes in plaster), paper sculpture, collage, paintings, cards and artist books.

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Dolls and Plants

BY LINDA SPÅMAN
@ VOL 2 ON MAY 18, 2012

Linda Spåman shares her passion for art and contemporary gardening, and as you'll see in her presentation, she finds a way to combine both.
(in Swedish)

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Plants to Art

BY SOPHIA EPHÍMERA
@ VOL 1 ON JUL 20, 2012

Sophia Efímera uses her presentation to share her work, which uses the endemic species/plants found in the Mexican state of Baja California as material for her art. (in Spanish)

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How I Left the Arts and Learned to Love the Culture of Plants

BY NINA DUNBAR
@ VOL 13 ON FEB 25, 2015

Nina Dunbar is currently the Director of Development and Communications for the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. A native of New Orleans, Nina and her family moved to Santa Barbara in 2007. She was the executive director of the Santa Barbara Arts Fund for five years before joining the Botanic Garden in 2012. She currently serves as a member of the Arts Advisory Committee for the Santa Barbara County Arts Commission.
Nina has spent more than 25 years as an arts advocate, consultant, and administrator in the public and private sectors. She is a graduate of Temple University’s Tyler School of Art and holds an MA in Nonprofit Administration from the University of New Orleans. Most of her arts career was focused on public art, where she oversaw the commissioning of major site-specific art projects for Phoenix Arts Commission’s award-winning public art program and the San Francisco Arts Commission. From 1994 to 2000, she was a founder and principal in the consulting group, AMPS (Arts Management for Public Spaces), where she worked on arts policy and planning issues and public art commissions in Arizona, California and Vancouver, B.C.

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Gro Selv

BY ESBEN PEDERSEN
@ VOL 30 ON OCT 12, 2016

Presenter Esben Pedersen talks about environmentalism and creating "green projects" and what might constitute a green project at all.

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Perspectives of Contemporary Native Art

BY KEITH BRAVEHEART
@ VOL 20 ON JAN 06, 2017

Keith BraveHeart is from the Medicine Root District (Kyle) of the Pine Ridge reservation, SD. BraveHeart received his BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) in Santa Fe, NM and is currently a graduate student working towards his MFA at the University of South Dakota

 Keith structures his art to honor and celebrate senses of lifestyles & philosophies from his experiences and what he witnesses. Keith is a constant observer of the world, and searches within his abilities as an artist for a definition of "Native Art", especially in contemporary terms. Keith speaks with a voice that represents himself as a Lakota person.

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Landscapes for Better Living

BY KURT VOMFELL
@ VOL 1 ON APR 19, 2017

Kurt Vomfell shares his passion for Landscape Architecture and the subtleties behind site design, planning and vegetation. He gives us an insiders look at how landscape architects go about creating outdoor spaces that fit harmoniously with structures the surrounding lanscape.

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Native Orchids of Ohio- Yes, They are Out There

BY KATHLEEN TILLER
@ VOL 34 ON JAN 18, 2018

Kathleen Tiller shows everyone the diversity of the wild orchid population that can be found in Ohio.

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The Paradox of the Paw Paw

BY CAROLINE CORBOY
@ VOL 48 ON DEC 12, 2018

Horticulture enthusiast Caroline Corboy introduces us to the Paw Paw.

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Creating The Garden

BY ANNA MCMILLAN
@ VOL 49 ON JUN 27, 2019

Anna McMillan describes her journey leading to the opening of The Garden and all the things that inspired her along the way.