Inspired by Amy Stewart’s best-selling book, “Wicked Plants: The Weed that Killed Lincoln’s Mother and other Botanical Atrocities”, Wicked Plants: The Exhibit is a fun-filled, family-friendly look at some of the world’s most dangerous plants, many of which are commonly found in homes and gardens.
Exciting interactives fill a Victorian-era ramschackled home, where visitors move from room-to-room uncovering secrets and learning about the history, science, and legend of various medicinal and poisonous plant life.
Funded by The North Carolina Arboretum Society and the Creel-Harison Foundation.
FREE Community Event
Make a splash and join Indiana Humanities for the premiere of three new short films about the White River and the lives it touches.
Through the films, you’ll meet volunteers, artists, activists, farmers, engineers, developers, city officials, hikers and parents. You’ll paddle downstream with friends of the White River, tunnel under the city with Dig Indy, and soar overhead with the great blue herons of our region.
Again and again, you’ll see views of the river and perspectives on Central Indiana you never knew existed. We hope these films awaken new appreciation of the White River and spark meaningful conversations about its future.
At this premiere event in partnership with Minnetrista and the Muncie Sanitary District you’ll have a chance to view these films for the first time and to mix and mingle with film aficionados, nature lovers, and Central Indiana ambassadors. After the films, we’ll have a Q&A with the filmmakers. Hors d’oeuvres and complimentary Upland Brewing Co. beers will be served.
6:30 PM Reception with filmmakers
7:15 PM Film screening begins
8:00 PM Q&A with filmmakers
Friends, families, and fellow artists alike are invited to experience the beautiful and awe-inspiring artwork of professional and avocational artists throughout Indiana in the Twenty-Ninth Minnetrista Annual Juried Art Show & Sale. Venture into a world of art, discover your own inner artist, and even purchase the work of these artists’ to liven up your home.
Try something new with this workshop exploring creative connections between glasswork and copper! By kiln firing glass onto copper, you can create custom jewelry pieces to wear or give as gifts. Come together with friends and Minnetrista experts to learn a new skill and leave with treasured piece of art.
Cost: $35; member discounts apply
Registration deadline: February 21
Join the Minnetrista Horticulture team for a special volunteer day to help maintain and further our lively gardens! Volunteers will have the opportunity to learn and grow in their knowledge of the garden cultivation alongside helpful professionals. Whether cleaning and preparing soil for future seeds or digging and planting, there’s always plenty of work to be done!
To sign up, contact: 765.287.3530