The City of Hillsboro’s Public Art Program invites the public to meet two local public artists and learn about the artwork they made for the City’s collection. On October 10, artist Tim Gabriel will be at the North entrance of the Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve from 10 am – 12 pm to share about his artwork, Steward’s Gateway. Linda Haworth will be at the Hillsboro Civic Center South Plaza on October 23, 10 am – 12 pm, to showcase her artwork, Kids Games. Both events are free and open to all.
Sunday, October 10 | 10 am – 12 pm | Jackson Bottom Wetlands Preserve – North Entrance
Steward’s Gateway represents the doorway to restoration and stewardship, incorporating cattails and wapato plants as a reminder of the time when the wetlands sustained Native Americans. Visitors will have the opportunity to talk with Gabriel and view his artwork. Information about the wetlands and a family-friendly activity will also be available. Following this event, join Jackson Bottom Wetlands staff at the main entrance at 12 pm for their Wetlands Exploration Days.
Saturday, October 23 | 10 am – 12 pm | Civic Center – South Plaza
Kids Games is a series of glass mosaics that showcase four traditional games that children have played for generations, reinforcing the notion of family, group interaction, and healthy play. Public Art staff and Haworth will be onsite to teach families how to play the games and answer questions. This event takes place during the Hillsboro Farmer’s Market, allowing visitors the opportunity to explore other great offerings from the local community. These events take place during Hillsboro Arts Month, a city-wide celebration of arts and culture. For more information about Arts Month, visit HillsboroArtsMonth.org.