Opening on June 11, “The Art of the Garden,” a juried show, organized by United Hebrew of New Rochelle, will feature 50 beautiful and evocative paintings, photographs, sculptures and mixed media by 33 emerging and established artists from across the New York metropolitan region and beyond, depicting nature in all its glory.
The exhibition was organized by Robin Zane, Curator, and Jodi Moise, Gallery Advisor for United Hebrew. Zane said they received over 100 submissions, ultimately selecting a mix of pieces that ooze color and beauty in an array of textures designed to engage viewers, according to Zane. “Gardens have long been a place for us to experience beauty, to reflect, to heal. We expanded upon that idea and included single blooms, landscapes, birds and butterflies. The idea was to expose viewers to a smattering of images from the region and around the world,” said Zane.
The artists whose work will be shown include Judith Aronow; Lois Bender; Mary Ann Balco Berry; Karen Silver Bloom; Nina Birnbaum; Arnold Breisblatt; Tatiana Ferraro; Lynne Friedman; Sarah Harding Glickman; Michelle Golias; Claudia Gorman; Alice Harrison; Lydia Hassan; Simone Kestelman; Corinne Lapin-Cohen; Linda Lighton; Tina Link; Sharon Linsker; Carla Lobmier; Angela Manno; Claire Marcus; Monique Michaels; Harvey Milman; Terri Olson; Yangyang Pan; Lesia Prokopiv; Renee Pasquale; Aija Sears; Annie Shaver-Crandell; Regina Silvers; Dennis Thornton; Mitchell Visoky; Liliana Washburn.
What can you expect from The Art of the Garden? A riot of colorful flowers fronting a beach town shop, an endless path snaking through the woods, and a sun-dappled rose garden in a New England village are in three of the selected works.
And, there’s so much more!
According to Rita Mabli, President and CEO of United Hebrew, “When you see these works, you feel transported to a sunny day from your past or a far-away land you’ve yet to see. We always look for works that connect viewers to the art and each other—residents in our care, their families, and visitors. “For some of our residents, for whom going outside is difficult, the artwork brings the outside in, for them to enjoy.”
The Art of the Garden will be free and open to the public daily, 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at United Hebrew’s Lazarus Gallery. A portion of the sale of artwork will support United Hebrew’s expert services and enriching programs. For more information contact Linda Forman, Senior Advisor to the President, United Hebrew, 914.632.2804 x1224 or firstname.lastname@example.org.