Jane Ingram Allen’s WEAD Artist in Residency Project in Lancaster, CA continues this Saturday, March 5, with a Public Workshop at the site for the Lancaster Eco-Quilt at Hull Park, 30th Street West and Avenue J-8, Lancaster. The Public Workshop will be to build a headboard and footboard for the “flower bed” using local branches and all natural local materials. The Workshop will be Saturday, May 5 from 11AM to 1 PM and then from 3 PM to 5 PM at Hull Park.

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Jane looking at “flower bed” of soil prepared for the Lancaster Eco-Quilt.

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Hull Park Staff helps to prepare the site for the Eco-Quilt and puts a protective fence around the site.

You can see the “bed” is already taking shape as the park’s maintenance crew took up the grass at the selected site and put in some soil to shape a bed and then erected a temporary fence around the area to protect it until the artwork is installed. Come out this Saturday to help build the headboard and footboard using local branches and all biodegradable natural materials.

Everyone is also invited to come out to Hull Park next Saturday, March 12, 2-4 PM to help install the handmade paper quilt with seeds in the pulp to grow California Poppies, California Blue Bells and Baby’s breath wildflowers.  The Lancaster Eco-Quilt is all biodegradable and will produce new life as the all biodegradable quilt dissolves and the seeds start to sprout, grow and bloom.

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Jane laying borders for the quilt at Cedar Arts Center.

Keep looking at this Blog to see more photos and posts about Jane’s artist in residency  project with the Lancaster Museum of Art and History Cedar Center for the Arts and WEAD (Women Eco Artists Dialog at http://www.weadartists.org). Photos here are by Timothy S. Allen (http://allentimphotos2.wordpress.com).