HENRICO COUNTY, Va. – An iconic Richmond street artist is getting an official exhibit at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden.
For the past 15 years, the Knitorious M.E.G. has been yarn bombing the city by leaving works of yarn art around poles or benches across the Metro.
Michelle Israel, the garden’s exhibitions and programming coordinator, connected with the artist on Instagram about a collaboration. As a result, the knitter will take over a portion of the gardens with an exhibition called “Love the Garden.”
“She knitted beforehand most of the pieces and she has just been here to install and do all the seaming around,” Israel said.
The botanical garden exhibit will be up through March.
And you may also spot some of the artist’s so called “love bombs” around town. She hopes to have 150 pieces of her work displayed around Richmond by Valentine’s Day.
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