Taking Columbus by Swarm

Friends of the Conservatory

4% of $5,253
$5,043 of $5,253 to go
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About This Project

In 2014, Franklin Park Conservatory will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its harbinger of spring exhibition, Blooms & Butterflies.  The Conservatory would like to invite artist Tasha Lewis to jump start the celebration by bringing The Swarm – more than 2,000 printed butterflies – to Columbus. 

Ms. Lewis conceived of The Swarm in 2012.  Since then, she has “exhibited” the fabric butterflies, created using a cyanotype process and fastened to magnets in what she calls guerilla art installations, first in Indianapolis and since in New York and Chicago. Ms. Lewis has moved her colony of fabric butterflies around to different public places, transforming doors, newspaper boxes, fences, sculptures – anything that a magnet can stick to – into a wave of blue butterflies.  These impermanent installations are typically in place for less than an hour – time enough to delight and be photographed.

For Blooms & Butterflies, Ms. Lewis’s gallery show will consist of an installation of The Swarm and photographs of her guerilla art installations. 

In 1994, the tropical butterflies of Blooms & Butterflies took Columbus by storm for the first time.  With your help, Tasha Lewis will take the Conservatory by Swarm in 2014.

$1,700                         Art fee and shipping                 

$1,550                         Artist travel

$1,000                         Signage

$450                            Installation materials

$553                            power2give administration fees.

$5,253                         Total

For more information on the Conservatory and our programs, please visit www.fpconservatory.org or our PowerPhilanthropy profile at Franklin Park Conservatory.

Donor Benefits

Gift of any size – a heartfelt thank you letter from Bruce Harkey, executive director

Gift of $50 or more -- name listed on Conservatory website (www.fpconservatory.org)

Gift of $150 or more – opportunity to meet Tasha Lewis during installation process