Turning Stone Into Water

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The River of Stone tradition continues. Constructed in the mid 1990’s, the pathway in front of the Visitor’s Center has become one of the most unique elements at Bok Tower Gardens. With over 100,000 hand-selected pebbles, Kevin’s vision for a spectacular mosaic pathway welcomes visitors at the entrance to the new Children’s Garden, which opens in the late summer of 2016.

Atlanta native, Kevin Carman is a self-taught, multi-medium artist who has been creating and exhibiting nationally since 1994, and his compelling works have received many honors. Carman collects the majority of materials he uses to produce on-site installations, mosaics and various private commissions.

Paul O’Neill of Chiggerbritches Films has created several short documentary films about Bok Tower Gardens, most notably a feature on Margaret Pan a former Singing Tower Carillon Fellow. See the full Pebble Mosaic Artist short documentary below.

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Share the Gift: A Letter of Thanks!

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Dear Bok Tower Gardens,

On behalf of the Alzheimer’s Association-Florida Gulf Coast Chapter, I extend my sincere appreciation for the partnership with Bok Tower Gardens and my Chapter. The 2012 Caregivers Day Out was a wonderful event and like last year proved to be very beneficial to caregivers.

As indicated by data collected, we served more than 60 people affected by Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia. In addition, admission passes will be presented to caregivers in need of a visit to the Gardens.

The Share the Gift program is making an impact on many lives, including those affected by Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia. At the Gardens, people experience stress reduction first hand, which in return lessens the burdens of caregiving.

I look forward to working with Bok Tower Gardens for the 2013 Alzheimer’s Association Caregivers Day out.

Thank you for the continual support and partnership.


Stefanie A. Thompson
Senior Program Specialist
Alzheimer’s Association
Florida Gulf Coast Chapter
Polk County Office