Day/Time: Sunday, April 23 1:30 PM (180 minutes)
Location: Workshop PavilionArtist, educator, and mycologist Philip Ross will teach a three-hour long workshop on growing mushrooms for beginners. In this workshop Philip will demonstrate how to build a laboratory, create culture plates, and the transfer and amplification of the mushroom from either tissue samples or spore prints. Mr. Ross demystifies the ideas for this process using non-scientific language while using cheap and easy to find materials.
After taking this workshop a participant will have the experience and knowledge to begin their own growing at home.
Related site: http://www.philross.org/
Philip Ross uses living organisms as the inspiration and means by which he makes his artwork. Through the design and creation of highly controlled environments Mr. Ross manipulates, nurtures and transforms a variety of living species into sculptural artifacts, much as one might train the growth of a Bonsai tree. The artworks that are made from this process are at once highly crafted and naturally formed, skillfully manipulated and sloppily organic. Though natural in their materials these artworks also exhibit obvious human design.