Olbrich Botanical Gardens is always holding exciting events for the public. 2015 was their first year for GLEAM, a night event featuring art that is illuminated. Here is our visit from last year. We didn’t think they could top that exciting first year, but it seems they did. Monopods are permitted for a steadier shot and also to not get in the way of the other guests.
The route is different than last year, this is the map.
This year they added a cash bar to enhance your stroll through the garden.
We were just amazed by the workmanship and talent of the artists participating this year. You can vote for your favorite after your visit.
We walked through in the daytime also to see what they looked like then. Enjoy the video I made of our visits.
The Fire Monkeys were especially good. Three were in a tree, one was on the edge of a small pond. In the video, you will also hear the jungle sounds that are piped in on a nearby speaker.
Another favorite was “The Soul’s Song” by the family of artist Ted Brusubardis. This is a song of Latvia, a small excerpt is in the video. The name in Latvian is Dvēseles Dziesma. Below is the song in it’s entirety.
The images of the performance is projected onto the back of the waterfall behind the Rose Tower.
The Rose Tower is a beautiful setting for both of the Soul’s Song and Yahara Cloud’s pieces. Inside the tower had a purple light projector.
The view from the tower, breathtaking on this starry night. The streak is an airplane.
See website for more information about this and other events.
Be sure to stop by soon for this wonderful exhibit and bring your friends and family (and your camera)!