Prior to the white man’s arrival in Sonoran Desert, indigenous groups used native plants for strictly utilitarian purposes such as housing, ladders, and security. Today, the woodturning of Arizona’s indigenous plants spawns new thoughts about potential uses. Working with everything from mesquite to saguaro ribs, the brothers Moulthrop — Philip and Matt — carry on a family tradition of highlighting nature’s beauty through finely crafted bowls and sculpture.
“Arizona Indigenous” features their work on display from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 10, at the Desert Botanical Garden, 1201 North Galvin Parkway. Admission is $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $12 for students, and $10 for children 3 to 12. Visit www.dbg.org or call 480-941-1225.
March 3-May 3, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 2015