The Mix for March 15, 2013
March 13, 2013 3:22PM
Casey Canady, of Mokena, shows the planters, window boxes and shutters that he makes. Some of his work is on display at the Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier. | Brett Roseman~Sun-Times Media
Updated: April 16, 2013 3:13PM
Here is a look at cool things to do.
Suggestions include the Chicago Flower & Garden Show, which features the work of a Mokena man and artists from a Tinley Park gallery.
The 2013 Chicago Flower & Garden Show at Navy Pier, 600 E. Grand Ave., Chicago, closes March 17.
Mokena “self-taught” craftsman Casey Canady’s work is featured among the artistic gardens and landscape displays.
The founder of Custom Architectural Design, which will have a booth at the show, said he is excited about his second appearance at the event.
The show also features Garden Gallery & Studio clients’ re-creations of famous paintings.
These artists from the Tinley Park gallery include Nicholas Harris, who painted Vincent van Gogh’s “Starry Night”; Danielle Dato who painted Claude Monet’s “Branch of the Seine near Giverny”; Sophie Komperda, who painted Katsushika Hokusai’s “The Great Wave off Kanagawa”; and Veronica Hein, who painted Keith Haring’s “Best Buddies.”
Show activities include seminars, floral arranging classes, how-to gardens, children’s activities and a garden gourmet stage featuring demos by local chefs.
Hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. March 15-16 and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. March 17. Tickets are $15-$17 or $5 for ages 4-12. Visit chicagoflower.com.