Monthly archives: July, 2014

Transforming Waste Material into Art!

Photo Image of an osprey bird sculpture by local artist "Piloto"

This summer, the UIC Heritage Garden interns created bird sculptures out of waste plastic materials and tree branches for a “Birds of Migration” exhibit with local artist Alfonso “Piloto” Nieves Ruiz. The project continues to highlight the parallels between the migration of people, birds, and Monarch butterflies across national borders. You can check out the exhibit at the satellite gardens  gardens around the East Campus at UIC!

What grows in UIC’s Heritage Garden?

The UIC Heritage Garden is a hands-on learning project where students work with faculty, staff and community members to connect horticulture with sustainability, diversity and social justice.

Check out the UIC news article here!