Dance to be held in Founders Memorial Garden on UGA campus

Dance to be held in Founders Memorial Garden on UGA campus

Athens, Ga. – “Bloom,” a dance performance that weaves through Founders Memorial Garden on UGA’s North Campus, will be held on Thursday and Friday, April 26-27, beginning at 6:30 p.m. each evening.

In the event, dancers will collaborate with their surroundings as the audience is invited to choose their viewing position.

The dance is directed by Denise Posnak, visiting lecturer in the department of dance in UGA’s Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, and dancers will be students in the department.

In 1936, the Garden Club of Georgia began a fund to create a living memorial to the 12 founders of the Ladies’ Garden Club of Athens, the first garden club in America, organized in 1891.

Dean Hubert Owens, his staff and students of the Landscape Architecture Department, working with funds contributed by the Garden Club of Georgia members, designed and developed the Founders Memorial Garden, completing the project in 1946. This garden not only serves as a museum of landscape design, but as a natural laboratory for plant biology, forestry and related disciplines.

The event is free and open to the public.