by Frank Juliano
Three renowned, award-winning artists from the tri-state area are currently showcasing their works both on the Arboretum grounds and in the Wisner House Gallery at Reeves-Reed Arboretum as part of the current installation, EARTH – WIND – FIRE. The public is invited to a special “meet-the-artists” reception and gallery tour on Sunday, July 13, from 4 pm to 6 pm.
EARTH, the first of nature’s symbols, is represented by the art of Cindy Booth. Having trained in multiple media and techniques, Booth honed her metal working skills to produce copper and steel “canvases” upon which she then uses solder and patinas to produce chemical reactions for results reminiscent of fantastic landscapes and botanical forms. Kinetic sculptor, Drew Klotz, brings his popular outdoor, wind activated sculptures, for which he is best known, to highlight WIND. And glass artist, Barbara Galazzo, melds light and color into a kaleidoscope of movement, shadow, and texture with her fused-glass sculptures, representing FIRE. Together, they provided the backdrop for Reeves-Reed Arboretum’s recent major fundraiser ART in the Garden, as well as the inspiration for the Arboretum’s many environmental education programs.
EARTH – WIND – FIRE will continue through November 1st. All works are for sale and the artists will donate 30% of each purchase to the Arboretum. The reception on July 13 is free to the public and light refreshments will be served.
For more information, please check out our website, www.reeves-reedarboretum.org, or contact Executive Director, Frank Juliano, at 908-273-8787 x 1717, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Celebrating over 40 years as an historic public garden, education resource, and non-profit conservancy, Reeves-Reed Arboretum seeks to engage, educate and enrich the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week from dawn til dusk, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.