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GLEAM

 

GLEAM, Art in a New Light, is an annual exhibit featuring local, national and international artists creating light-based installations throughout Olbrich's 16-acre outdoor gardens. Visitors wind their way through dimly lit pathways, encountering strange and surprising forms that pulse and shimmer in the night around every corner. Experience the gardens after dark and be dazzled and inspired.

2018 GLEAM Exhibit Dates

August 25 - October 27

Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays

Times vary by month

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2018 Installation Request for Proposal

Interested in submitting a light installation proposal for Olbrich's 2018 GLEAM exhibit?

Review the Request for Proposal guidelines and then WOW the GLEAM team with your

brilliant idea!

All materials should be submitted digitally, in a combined PDF format (proposals submitted with multiple attachments will not be considered), to David Wells Creative Services, dwcreativeservices@gmail.com by 11:59 p.m. on February 16. Questions should also be directed to David Wells.

For an overview of previous exhibits, check out the installation images below!

2015- 2017 GLEAM Installation Images

 

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Sponsors

SVA Certified Public Accountants

In-Kind Supporters

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Interested in supporting this exciting, educational exhibit?

Contact Special Events Manager, Missy Jeanne, to learn more about the great benefits and recognition opportunities GLEAM sponsors receive!

608-246-5616 / mjeanne@cityofmadison.com

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Project Collaborators

David Wells, Artistic Director

David Wells is the Gallery Director at Edgewood College as well as an independent exhibit curator. In 2014, he curated Reflections: Madison for the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison. He has served on numerous jury panels and curated exhibitions for the Madison Museum of Contemporary Art; the Dubuque Museum of Art; the University of St. Catherine (St. Paul, MN); the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection (UW-Madison); the Memorial Union Galleries (UW-Madison); and numerous other exhibitions in Wisconsin and the Los Angeles region.

Jeff Epping, Director of Construction/Installation

Jeff Epping has been Director of Horticulture at Olbrich Botanical Gardens for more than 20 years. He oversees the horticultural operations and garden designs of more than ten inspirational display gardens, showcasing the best plants for south-central Wisconsin. A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Jeff holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Ornamental Horticulture. He worked at the Chicago Botanic Garden before joining the staff at Olbrich and has visited, studied and photographed gardens throughout the U.S., U.K., Netherlands, South of France and Thailand.

Paul Hayden and Joel Reinders, Lead Lighting Designers

Olbrich also partnered with Reinders Inc., a local company that carries one of the largest inventories of professional landscape lighting products in the Midwest. Paul Hayden and Joel Reinders served as Lead Lighting Designers for the exhibit, overseeing the lighting component of each installation, and assisting in the procurement of lighting supplies. Reinders works with the very best manufacturers in the industry and currently uses Olbrich Gardens as a test and training site for area lighting designers during the peak growing season.

 

UPCOMING Events

Holiday Express Flower & Model Train Show | December 2 - 31

Holiday Concert Series | December 3, 10, 17

Children of the Rainforest | January 20

Cocktails in the Conservatory | January 26

Bolz Conservatory Exhibit - Maria Sibylla Merian: The Suriname Expedition 1699-1701 | November 4 - March 4

Olbrich Botanical Gardens is operated as a public-private partnership between the City of Madison Parks Division and the Olbrich Botanical Society.
Olbrich Botanical Gardens | 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, WI 53704. | Phone: (608)246-4550 | Fax: (608)246-4719