Second Saturdays are for Families

Putting Down Roots // Stretching Our Branches

This Second Saturday, we are continuing to explore This Land – the fall exhibition on view this season – as well as THIS land – the land Laguna Gloria occupies.

We invite educator Kate Gibbs out to guide us on a storytelling and artmaking journey inspired by the flora, fauna, and history of Laguna Gloria. Participants will consider artists' responses to the landscape and its narratives, as well as our own ideas and imaginings about change in nature.

Join us for sculpture building using found, foraged, and man-made materials as we create our own hybrid trees together. All are welcome!

This event is part of the Touching Grass at Laguna Gloria series. Inspired by both exhibitions on view at the Jones Center, This Land and HOST: Aryel René Jackson, we are excited to bring opportunities to Laguna Gloria to explore our physical relationship to the landscape, engage with the history and function of native plants, and even make art with/and inspired by nature!

About kate gibbs!

Kate Gibbs is a museum educator, art historian, and teacher of creative arts engagement. Kate facilitates connections between people and art through her work with MINDPOP, The Contemporary Austin, and other local organizations. She has prior experience at the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, and Guggenheim Museum in NY. Outside of the arts, she teaches yoga in southwest Austin and volunteers in her community. Learn more about Kate at