Events and News

Events and News

The Gillespie has events year-round.  Monthly Science Cafés feature presentations on a range of environmental topics, and monthly Science Saturdays offer hands-on educational fun for scientists of all ages.

Check out our upcoming and past events at the museum!

Spring 2021

Natural Dyes - Kayla Powers

Natural dyes textile artist Kayla Powers

February 1, Monday, 4-5 p.m., (virtual online; for link, RSVP to: gillespiemuseum@stetson.edu)

Naturally Dyed Textiles by Kayla Powers - Exhibit Opening and Artist's Talk

Kayla Powers is a weaver and natural dyer whose studios are in Detroit, Michigan.  Her work focuses on local, natural color derived from plants - foraged from and cultivated in the city.  She will present an online Artist's Talk on February 1, from 4-5 p.m., and a workshop the next day for Stetson art students, exploring local natural dye plants and demonstrating sustainable practices in creating a swatch book of botanical color.  Her Naturally Dyed Textiles exhibit will be on display from February 1-26 in the Environmental Gallery of the Rinker Environmental Learning Center (RELC) adjacent to the Gillespie Museum.  (In-person or online viewing, tbd, depending on current health guidelines.)  See more about Powers's art on her website.  Cultural Credit available for Stetson undergraduates.

February 2, Tuesday, 3-4 p.m., (virtual online; for link, RSVP to: gillespiemuseum@stetson.edu)

Natural Dyes Demonstration by Kayla Powers

Weaver and natural dyer Kayla Powers will present a dye demonstration related to her textile artwork on February 2, from 3-4 p.m.  Her Naturally Dyed Textiles exhibit will be on display from February 1-26 in the Environmental Gallery of the Rinker Environmental Learning Center (RELC) adjacent to the Gillespie Museum.  (In-person or online viewing, tbd, depending on current health guidelines.)  See more about Powers's art on her website.  Cultural Credit available for Stetson undergraduates.

 

Earth Monument of Florida - Alan Sonfist

March 2, Tuesday, 5-6 p.m., (virtual online; for link, RSVP to: gillespiemuseum@stetson.edu)

Earth Monument of Florida by Alan Sonfist - Exhibit Opening and Artist's Talk

Renowned environmental land art pioneer Alan Sonfist will have work on display in both the Gillespie Museum and the Hand Art Center, March 2-26, in a joint exhibit called "Earth Pandemic."  His Gillespie installation Earth Monument of Florida is a geological artwork from his landmark "Corings" series, developed between 1971-2012.  The Hand Art Center display will feature some of his other works and include an interactive soil collection and time capsule project.  In late April Sonfist will visit Stetson to talk about his earth art pieces and to participate in a Time Capsule Celebration.  You can learn more about Alan Sonfist's art on his website.  Cultural Credit available for Stetson undergraduates.

April (date/time, tbd)

Alan Sonfist - Campus visit and Time Capsule Celebration