This weekend, lovers of art and architecture in the Washington/Baltimore area can discover a new work featuring Zahner architectural metal, designed by artist Marc Fornes. Located in Columbia, Maryland, The Chrysalis will be be unveiled to the public during a grand opening celebration on Earth Day, April 22, 2017. The official dedication will take place in the morning followed by a festival in the afternoon and into the evening.
About The Chrysalis
The Chrysalis is a multi-purpose space designed by Marc Fornes as part of an initiative developed by Inner Arbor Trust. With its name, The Chrysalis pays homage to the larval transitionary stage of a butterfly. With its form, The Chrysalis references the low-lying cypress tree seen in the eastern United States marshland. Its enormous roots provide the structural capability for a sweeping array of performances and events. As a building, the venue will attract larger productions while also providing an intimate space for smaller gatherings.
About the Organization
Inner Arbor Trust is an independent 501(c)(3) created to design, develop and operate Merriweather Park at Symphony Woods, a new kind of culture park where the landscape becomes a setting for arts, culture and civic uses, as mandated by Howard County's 2010 Plan for Downtown Columbia.