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.
Michael Alfano, Turning Heads
Karin Stanley, Triplicity Spheres: Triasphere, Squaresphere, Spiralsphere
Josie Campbell Dellenbaugh, African Pieta
David Adilman, Epiphany
Larry Elardo, Bell and Arch