“Shell-ebration” of Art and Nature Activities

Caponi Art Park is taking a day to celebrate one of its favorite animal residents—the turtle. Visit the park for some craft activities and a special opportunity to hear from Minnesota artist Wayne Potratz, the creator of the recently installed sculpture, The Last Turtle Wain

“Weave Your Own Turtle Friend” Craft Activity
3:00–4:00 p.m.
Activity Center

Join the Caponi Art Park education staff to create your own tiny turtle using yarn and mini craft sticks—great for all ages!

“Pour Your Own Turtle Friend” Craft Activity
3:00–4:00 p.m.
Activity Center

Mimic the process of metal casting by pouring colorful melted wax into turtle-shaped molds. Caponi Art Park staff will be on site to assist.

Artist Encounter: Wayne Potratz and The Last Turtle Wain
3:30–3:45 p.m.
Office/Studio

Learn about an exciting new sculpture from the artist who created it! Wayne Potratz has been a central figure in Minnesota’s metal casting community for decades and regularly features turtle iconography in his work.