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Art & Science: Five Patterns in Nature



Summer was a time of discovery for the campers and I, revolving around the patterns found in nature. Specifically five patterns; admittedly, some writings champion greater numbers, with categories slightly different, being more or less inclusive, but five served us quite well. Spiral, meander, explosion, packing, and branching are the…

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Art & Science: Tannins, Rope, and the St. Johns Riverkeeper



It is July, about half way between school terms, and it is week five of Camp Cummer. As usual, the summer at the Cummer has its rains and heat, its humidity and sweating brows. Art fills the studios, curiosity echoes in the galleries and lunchtime brings out a “roaring” play in the Gardens, as the campers tap into new found energy. Except for Wednesdays…

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Art & Science: Time to Park Your Car



Dart right over, Caravan the family, it won’t Bug us if you pick up friends and Escape to The Cummer. The parking lot is done and ready to receive you in your Prius or your Pinto, your Cube…

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Art & Science – Part II: How The Cummer has “Greened” its Parking Lot



So, The Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens decided to make its parking lot disappear – environmentally speaking. That meant making…

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Art & Science – Part I: The Greening of a Parking Lot



Our daily travels can often be mapped out as a series of parking lots that we travel to and from.  My short two and one half mile journey to work each morning takes me by no less than 50 surface lots.  This does not even account for the multi-story parking complexes and the numerous parking […]

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A Story about Arthur and Mrs. Sigh



Don’t throw that away! Keep it’; exclaimed Arthur, as he seemingly reached for a shard of a broken bottle on…

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