Your (Un)natural Garden opening day

April 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Descanso Gardens
1418 Descanso Dr
La Cañada Flintridge, CA 91011
Free with admission
Descanso Gardens
(818) 949-4200

Artist Adam Schwerner asks visitors to please touch the art! Join us on opening day of Your (Un)natural Garden, an experience like nothing Descanso has had before. All activities are included in the price of admission, no reservations required.

Music Walk | 10am–2pm | Various locations
On opening day, the path to the Hilltop Gardens will be dotted with special live musical performances. Wander up to the exhibition and enjoy special musical performances along the way.

  • Talking Strings: Keenan Webster a virtuoso on the West African string instruments kora and kamile nguni and cellist Peter Jacobson weave original and traditional Griot compositions with improvisational chamber music.
  • Tsering Dorjee (Bawa): Tsering Dorjee is a Master in Tibetan performing arts from the Tibetan Institute of Performing Arts, Dharamsala, India. A musician, dancer and actor, he teaches at the Tibet Arts Studio in Northern California and is deeply committed to practice and performance of Tibet’s folk arts.
  • Jessica Fichot: Accompanied by her accordion, toy piano, and fiery band, LA-based vocalist/songwriter Jessica Fichot draws from her French, Chinese, and American heritage to create an intoxicating repertoire of French chanson, 1940s Shanghai jazz, gypsy swing, and international folk – sung in 7 languages!
  • George T. Abe: George Abe is a musician who specializes in bamboo flutes and percussion of Japan. He was a founding member of Kinnara Taiko, one of the first taiko groups formed in the US. He teaches and performs in SoCal.
  • On That Note A Cappella: On That Note A Cappella is a UCLA performance a cappella group founded on the belief that there is a place for anyone in music. They strive to foster a fun-filled community while cultivating their unique sound, and spreading joy in their communities by sharing their art.

Garden to Gallery Walk and Talk | 1pm | Meet at Center Circle
Join us for a walk, led by artist Adam Schwerner, who will share information about art installations leading up to the gallery and insights into the pieces in the Boddy House and Sturt Haaga Gallery.