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Mass Hort and NE Sculptors Assn. Announce 'Gifts from the Garden'

 

Massachusetts Horticultural Society
Announces the Opening of the
New England Sculptors Association Exhibition

“Gifts from the Garden”

This summer when visitors come to The Gardens at Elm Bank, they will experience something new — an extensive sculpture exhibit created by artists of the New England Sculptors Association. Reminiscent of glorious gardens in Italy, sculptures are nestled among the flowers and grasses to evoke surprise and delight around each bend of the garden paths.

The opening of the show, “Gifts from the Garden,” will be in conjunction with the most anticipated event of the season, “Arts on the Green” on Thursday, July 27 from 5:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. This free evening event, sponsored by Wellesley Bank Charitable Foundation, features an Art Walk of regional artists exhibiting and selling their work. There will be live music by LiveWire Boston, wine, beer and other beverages for sale, and garden tours. Visitors can picnic on the lawn and enjoy family activities.

“We are delighted to integrate these sophisticated sculptures into the gardens at Elm Bank. There are works that will appeal to all, as there are 39 sculptures from 21 different artists. They work in a wide variety of artistic styles and materials including stone, clay, metal, and found objects. Many works are inspired by nature. Visitors will be able to visualize how these sculptures can look in their own gardens, and fortunately these sculptural pieces are available for purchase,” said Katherine Macdonald, president, Massachusetts Horticultural Society.

“Visitors will be able to learn about the artists’ creative process through an innovative audio tour,” said Marilyn Ewer, executive director of the New England Sculptors Association. “It’s easy – to access the audio tour, visitors call 617-466-3067 via their cell phone, enter the number of the piece they are interested in, and they can listen to the artist speak about their sculpture.”

Artists in the exhibition include: Elisa Adams, David Adilman, Michael Alfano, Gregory Barry, William Bloomfield, Josie Campbell Dellenbaugh, Kevin Duffy, Larry Elardo, Yetti Frenkel, Douglass Gray, Joseph Gray, Linda Hoffman, Madeleine Lord, Fred Manasse, Judith Morton, David Skora, Karin Stanley, Steve Storch, Alan Weinstein, Joyce Audy Zarins, and Melanie Zibit.

“Gifts from the Garden” runs through October 9, 2017. Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Gardens at Elm Bank, located at 900 Washington Street (Rt. 16) in Wellesley, Massachusetts, are open on Tuesday through Sunday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For more information, visit masshort.org, masshort.oncell.com, and nesculptors.org.

About Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Gardens at Elm Bank:

Founded in 1829, The Massachusetts Horticultural Society's mission is to develop the public's enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of plants, gardens, design, and the environment. Mass Hort is a 501 (c) (3) educational nonprofit and is supported by membership, sponsorships, and donations. The historic and contemporary gardens at The Gardens at Elm Bank demonstrate how plants and design are an integral part of everyday life for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds. Gardens connect people to plants and to the environment through sustainable design, interpretation, cultural practices, and pure enjoyment. Mass Hort offers educational programming to engage both adults and children so they may learn about plants and gardening, and contemporary issues such as health, sustainability, and stewardship of our natural world.

About the New England Sculptors Association:

New England Sculptors Association, founded in 1948, is one of the leading sculpture organizations in the country. Its 130+ juried members work in a variety of media including stone, metal, wood, glass, clay, fiber, and recycled objects. NESA welcomes established sculptors, emerging artists, and students. NESA creates exhibitions and collaborates with partners to co-sponsor exhibits, workshops, and events that advance the understanding and appreciation of sculpture. Our members’ work is featured in National Parks, museums, galleries, universities, corporate settings, garden parks, and other indoor/outdoor venues. NESA is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit and is supported by membership, sponsorship, and donations. To learn more about NESA and view the gallery of our members’ work, visit our website: www.nesculptors.org.

Photo Captions:

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Michael Alfano, Turning Heads

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Karin Stanley, Triplicity Spheres: Triasphere, Squaresphere, Spiralsphere

 

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Josie Campbell Dellenbaugh, African Pieta

 

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David Adilman, Epiphany

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Larry Elardo, Bell and Arch

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Contacts: Mass Hort, Katherine Macdonald, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 617-933-4955
NESA, Marilyn Ewer, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 978.664.3877

 

June 15th Garden Party at Elm Bank offers a 'Peek into the Manor House'

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June 15th Garden Party at Elm Bank offers a “Peek into the Manor House”

June 3, 2017. WELLESLEY, MA Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s Second Annual Garden party will take place on June 15th in the historic Italianate Garden featuring a one-night only “peek” into the neoclassical early 20th century Cheney-Baltzell Manor House. The garden benefit supports The Gardens at Elm Bank located at 900 Washington Street, Wellesley, MA. Henry Platt’s Jazz Quartet will be providing musical entertainment and Kathleen Fahey, Curator of the Wellesley Historical Society will be addressing our robust history of the Cheney-Baltzell estate and its historic Olmsted Brothers’ gardens.

Stephanie Chlan, of Stephanie Chlan Interiors, has decorated the Carrere and Hastings 1908 Manor House ballroom to reflect the grandeur of its time combined with a flair of the present. Guests will be able to peek into the “museum view” of the ballroom to imagine and highlight the possibilities of preserving this historic home.

Committee chair, Alicia Hesse-Cleary and committee members;  Lisa Abeles, Lisa Geiger, Stephanie Chlan, Annette Lee, Betsy Gibson, and Suzanne McCance, President of the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts are planning an exciting evening for everyone to enjoy. Alicia Hesse-Cleary announced: “We will be raffling off two tickets to Hamilton in NYC for this Fall - the house seats are fabulous!”

Join Mass Hort for our Garden Party to support The Gardens at Elm Bank on Thursday, June 15, 2017, 6 - 8:30 p.m. to enjoy live music, cocktails and delicious hors d'oeuvres. Garden Party hats encouraged! For reservation please call Elaine Lawrence at 617-933-4945 or visit Masshort.org and click on the home page party link. Rain location will be in the Hunnewell Building.

The event will help announce Mass Hort’s Master Plan initiative to take us to our 200th anniversary in 2029. The initiative will support our objective to build Mass Hort’s future as a leading regional public garden tourism destination that demonstrates the science and practice of horticulture for the 21st century.  The plan will also address our historic gardens,  Manor House, and visitor amenities such as café, gift show, and visitor center.

Founded in 1829, Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s mission is to develop the public's enjoyment, appreciation and understanding of plants, gardens, design, and the environment.  Mass Hort is a 501 (c) (3) educational nonprofit and is supported by membership, sponsorships, and donations. The Gardens at Elm Bank are open from May 1 through Columbus Day, Tuesday-Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Admission is free for Mass Hort Members, Adults: $10, Children under 12 free with adult. The entrance is located at 900 Washington Street (Route 16), Wellesley, MA.

 

 

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Garden Party 2016

 

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Henry Platt Quartet

 

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Manor House Ballroom 2014

Photos: John Harmon, photography

Massachusetts Horticultural Society holds Amateur Competitions at the Flower Show, 2017

 

March 12, 2017, WELLESLEY, MA. This year’s theme at Paragon’s The Boston Flower & Garden Show, March 22-26, 2017 will be Superheroes of the Garden. The show is held the Seaport World Trade Center in South Boston.

This year’s Photography Competition is sure to please with their interpretation of the show theme. The Adult Division – Super Heroes of the Garden is co-chaired by Chris Wood & Christine Paxhia. The Youth Divisions - Super Heroes of Nature, is chaired by Arabella Dane. The competition is located in the lobby of the conference center.

The Youth Photography Division had a lot of fun with their theme “Super Heroes of Nature” and showcases winning entries from young people, ages 5-15. Judges were Charlie Burke, President of the Photography Society of America, MA, Carol Donnelly, Garden Club of America Photography Judge, ME, and Phyllis Meinke, President Lakes Region Camera Club, NH. Young people included a comment with their photo on how their image portrays a Super Hero of Nature. [Please see images/captions below]

Mass Hort continues its tradition of sponsoring amateur horticulture competition at the show. Floral Design, Division I – Super Powers, is presented by the Garden Club Federation of Massachusetts, Inc. and Chair Lisa Pattinson. Floral Design - Division ll – Champions Among Us, includes the Open Classes presented by Massachusetts Horticultural Society and Chair, Marissa McCoy. You can find these beautiful floral designs in the Waterfront Ballroom in the conference center to the rear of the hall.

Ikebana International is presented by Ikebana International, Boston Chapter and co-chaired by Joanne Caccavale & Kaye Vosburgh. These wonderful designs will be located in the Waterfront Ballroom Lobby. Amateur Horticulture Competition & Exhibits, for the second year, will be located on the main Exhibit Hall Floor, chaired Hannah Traggis, Amateur Horticulture is made up of individual plant owners and societies groups, dedicated to the highest quality of plants and horticulture. On display will be individual plants, plant collections in bay windows and plant rooms. Massachusetts Horticultural Society’s exhibit, “School Gardens, Garden Mentors and Super Plants” will showcase school garden beds and ideas for learning and education through a home or school garden. Mass Hort’s exhibit Chair, John Forti, and designers Hannah Traggis, Seed to Table Educator; Katie Folts, Education Manager; and David Fiske, Gardens Curator have developed this fun exhibit.

Founded in 1829, the Massachusetts Horticultural Society is dedicated to encouraging the science and practice of horticulture and to developing the public's enjoyment, appreciation, and understanding of plants and the environment. Mass Hort’s public gardens, The Gardens at Elm Bank, are located at 900 Washington Street, Wellesley on 36-acres in the Elm Bank Reservation, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The gardens season is from May 1 through Columbus Day weekend.

 

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Succulents. These are both succulent plants in a rock garden. Succulents can grow almost anywhere and can look beautiful while they stop soil from falling down. That is why they are Super Heroes.

Class 5, Entry 1, 1st place, Lizzie D., age 9.

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