Enlightened Heart: Fire-engraved Wood Sculpture by Ping Wei

Borrowing from a vast store of East Asian poetry, legends, and spiritual and philosophical traditions, ceramicist and Ikebana master Ping Wei of Phoenix, Arizona uses wood-burning tools to meticulously fire-engrave wood tablets and sculpture of his own design with calligraphy and other images that evoke the theme of the “Enlightened Heart.”

For a preview of Ping Wei’s exhibition and a chance to discuss with him his sources of inspiration, join us at a free artist reception in our Art Gallery on October 15, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.

Then return as often as you like to visit the show, which opens October 16 and runs through December. Viewing hours are Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Tuesday through Saturday, 9:30 am to 4:30 pm. The exhibition is closed Mondays, Thanksgiving Day, and December 24, 25, and 31. Entrance is free with regular Gardens admission, and all items are for sale, tax free.