Pysanky at the Gardens
October 25 - October 27 2014
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily, Magnolia Room
What happens when you combine brilliant dyes, beeswax, and an eggshell? In the hands of a skilled pysanky artisan, a spectacular Ukrainian Easter egg. This event brings together hobbyists and professionals from all over the U.S. and several foreign countries. Using one of the world’s oldest techniques for creating lost wax (batik) designs, they craft incredible pieces of art using both traditional and modern motifs. Eggs covered with seemingly endless, intricate designs emerge as patterns “written” in wax are removed to reveal jewel-toned dyes underneath. And don’t miss displays of pysanky masterpieces by some of the world’s most accomplished practitioners. Eggs available for sale, prices range from $15 to $1000 depending on size and complexity. Or, join us and learn how to make your own colorful pysanky!
Show is free to all garden visitors, please come in!
$160 Event Registration (includes 8 meals, optional pricing including lodging available for out of town registrants), Advance Registration for participants required. Call 501-262-9300 to register.