‘Windows on the Floating World’ Blooms at Mounts Botanical Garden

Windows on the Floating World opened June 13th, 2017 in West Palm Beach, FL. Article by Jan Engoren in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel discusses the grand opening at Mounts Botanical Garden.

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Visitors file into the new “Windows on the Floating World” exhibit at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach. (Jacek Gancarz/Courtesy)


Visitors to “Walk on Water” at Mounts Botanical Garden

Lajos Heder at Mounts Botanical Garden’s “Windows on the Floating World” Tropical Wetland Garden under construction. (Bruce R. Bennett / The Palm Beach Post)

“Windows on The Floating World” is taking shape at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach, FL. Construction is underway on Mags Harries & Lajos Héder’s public artwork in collaboration with Wantman Group, Inc. (WGI).

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LightPlay Installation Complete

Photo Credit: Zivadin Katanic, 2016

LightPlay creates colorful light effects over the Broad Street SEPTA Station. Photo Credit: Zivadin Katanic, 2016

LightPlay on the SouthStart Lofts, over the Broad Street SEPTA Station downtown Philadelphia, PA is up! See more about Mags Harries and Lajos Héder’s public artwork here: http://harriesheder.com/project/lightplay/

LightPlay Install

LightPlay Install August 2016. Photo credit: Lajos Héder

LightPlay install August 2016. Photo by Lajos Héder

LightPlay‘s dichroic glass panel installation is currently underway in Philadelphia, PA.



Mounts ‘Windows on the Floating World’ Article

Mounts Rendering

The $500,000 project is described as “a series of see-through walkways and permanent and movable aquatic plants that will allow visitors to feel and connect to the tropical wetlands around them.”

Polly Reed, president of the Friends of Mounts, said the exhibit will include boardwalks, benches and displays to let visitors relax and reflect on ecology and the need to protect fresh water.

Transparent, open-gridded walkways will give visitors the feeling of walking on water. Within those walking areas will be four windows planted with aquatics rotated on a seasonal basis. Waterfalls will flow over natural stone. There’ll be an area for wading birds and a wall covered with bromeliads…”


Link to full article: http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/mounts-plans-windows-on-the-floating-world-transpa/nrym3/

Lajos Héder leads PAN Public Art Preconference Tour at AFTA


At the 2016 Americans for the Arts PAN Public Art Preconference in Boston, Lajos Héder lead “Tour 4: Strategies for Survival: Artist Housing and Workspace in Fort Point”. Stops included the Cyber Arts Art on the Marquee, FPAC Public Art, Artists for Humanity and the artist-owned live/work housing at 300 Summer Street, home to the largest, oldest Artist Community in Boston. Lajos was the architect – more on that project found here.


300 Summer Street AFTACON tour


Mags Harries at Gallery Kayafas

Mags Harries

Mags Harries’ Precautionary Tales is at Gallery Kayafas March 4th – April 9th, 2016.

Reception: Friday April 1st, 2016 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm

Artist Talk Saturday April 2nd 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Gallery Kayafas is located at 37 Thayer @ 450 Harrison Avenue Boston, MA 02118. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 11 – 5:30.





Mags Harries Globe Mention

Globe- Week Ahead

Mags Harries show “Precautionary Tales” was highlighted in the Globe’s Week Ahead by Cate McQuaid. “Precautionary Tales” is at Gallery Kayafas in Boston though April 9th, 2016. Tuesday – Saturday 11- 5:30pm.

New Project Ahead!


Mags Harries & Lajos Héder's concept proposal for the Palm Beach County Convention Center Courtyard.

Mags Harries & Lajos Héder’s concept proposal for the Palm Beach County Convention Center Courtyard.

Mags Harries & Lajos Héder with Connie Roy-Fisher are pleased to have been selected for the North Courtyard Enhancements Public Art Project at the Palm Beach County Convention Center!


SunFlowers in Texas Renewable Energy Law Conference











Mags Harries & Lajos Héder’s SunFlowers, An Electric Garden was selected as the imagery for the 2016 Renewable Energy Law  conference presented by The University of Texas School of Law. The photo by David Newsome shows some of the 15 SunFlowers illuminated at night along I35 in Austin. SunFlowers, An Electric Garden generates energy for its own lighting, and the additional energy its solar collectors produce is fed into the electric grid.