art&garden – A Celebration for Public Art!
May 5, & 6, 2017
Sneak Preview on Thursday evening, May 4. The event kicks off for two full days on Friday & Saturday, May 5 & 6, 2017. If you love art, landscaping design and gardening, the experts at art&garden will inspire you to try something new, while your purchase of a ticket serves as a donation that will fund regional public art projects.
What You’ll Do at art&garden
Thursday, May 4, 2017
2:00 - 5:00pm Registration Opens
6:00 - 8:00pm Opening Celebration and "art&garden" sneak preview garden party
Open bar, hors d'oeuvres, live music and art & flowers exhibition. Meet contemporary garden sculpture artist, Barbara Kobylinska.
Friday, May 5, 2017
8:00am Registration Opens, Stryker Building
9:00am All art&garden Exhibits & Vendors Open
Art & Jewelry Pavilion, at Stryker Building
Tablescapes for Garden Parties, at Trinkle Hall
Garden Art Pavilion, Stryker Lawn
Garden Gear & Flower Arranging Supplies, Williamsburg Community Building
9:30am Lisa Ziegler (Gardening Expert) "Growing Gorgeous Spring Flowers" class, Trinkle Hall
9:30am Carol Reese (Horticulture Expert) "Using Plants for Artistic Impact”, Williamsburg Library
11:00am Diana Balmori (Architect, Whitehouse Lawn Project) “Reinventing the American Lawn”
11:00am Lisa Ziegler (Gardening Expert) "A Summer of Bouquets" class, Trinkle Hall
Noon Cash & Snack Bar Opens, Stryker Building Lawn
1:00pm Rachel Merriman-Goldring "Environmental Art" talk, Williamsburg Library
1:00pm Nancy Hugo, "Windowsill Flower Arranging" class, Trinkle Hall
2:30pm Andrea Wulf, New York Times Best Selling Author, “The Invention of Nature”, Library
2:30pm Ziegler, "Growing Gorgeous Spring Flowers" class, Trinkle Hall
4:00pm Denise Amses, “Creating Public Art for the Empire State Building & Rockefeller Center” Library
5:15pm "Art in the Garden" w/Sculpture Artists. Stop by the cash bar and meet sculpture artists on the lawn of the Stryker Complex. Bronze pouring demonstration by Merrilee Cleveland.
7:30pm Cash Bar Closes
8:00pm Carol Reese (Horticulture Expert) "Sex in the Garden" Library Theater
Saturday, May 6, 2017
8:00am Registration Opens at Stryker Building
8:30am & All Day until 4:00pm: At your leisure, drive on your own from Williamsburg to Historic
Yorktown Village to tour 10 private cottage gardens and select kitchens. Don’t miss the
Celebrate Yorktown Committee Annual Plant Sale. Musicians and artists will add to the
garden party experience.
9:00 am art&garden Vendors at Williamsburg Community Building & Stryker Complex are open for
Ticketholders. The public may enter the vendor areas for a donation of $5.
10:00am & Repeated at 2:30pm: Flower Arranging for Garden Parties and Porch Living demonstration.
This flower arranging class is open to art&garden ticket holders only; and will be offered twice
on Saturday at Trinkle Hall, so you may visit the Yorktown Gardens in the morning or afternoon.
The art&garden schedule is subject to change and additional speakers and classes are being developed. Please check the website, TACL-VA.org, for the most current information.
Register Now at TACL-VA.org/art&garden/register
Thursday Night, May 4, 2017, Opening Celebration, $25.00 (Trinkle Hall)
Friday, May 5, 2017, Classes & Presentations & Vendors $94.00
Saturday, May 6, 2017, Garden Tours & Flower Design Demonstrations & Vendors $86.00
Friday & Saturday Full Event Ticket $160.00 (saves $20.00)
VIP Dinners & Lunches with Speakers: $65 for lunch & $95 for dinner (Limited number available.)
It is an 8 minute walk from Trinkle Hall at 200 South Boundary Street, to Stryker Building at 412 N. Boundary Street (the two end-points for this event.) There are great shopping and dining opportunities along the way.
- Trinkle Hall is located on the campus of the College of William & Mary behind The Reves Center, across from Barrett’s Seafood. Park in lots near Merchant’s Square or off Grigsby Drive.
- Stryker Municipal Building, 412 N. Boundary Street. Free parking in adjacent deck and across the street.
- Yorktown Garden Stroll & Celebrate Yorktown Committee Plant Sale: Take State Route 199 to enter the Colonial Parkway at Naval Weapons Station; take Battlefields Exit off Parkway and follow signs for parking (Note: the Colonial Parkway will be closed that morning toward Jamestown for Peddle the Parkway race.)
Meet the Experts
Amses - New York artist Denise Amses recently unveiled sculpture "Rhythms of Infinity" in the Town Center of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. The 12-ton, 10-foot high, 5-foot deep, 32-foot long sculpture is made of light, crystal, steel, etched glass and stone. Amses will talk about the cultural impact of public art and her experience working with a wide range of clients including the Empire State Building and Goldman Sachs Bank Headquarters in London. A few themes permeate Amses artwork - natural and geometric forms, plant and biological structures, and the imagery of the cosmos that she draws from observation, visual interpretations of scientific phenomena, and the boundaries between representation and abstraction. The details of a dandelion seed or the geometric expression of an exploding star are points of departure for the creation of a personalized universe.
Balmori - In addition to serving on the committee for the redesign plan for the White House, architect Diana Balmori’s credits include being named as one of fifty "Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World." She was also named Fast Company's Third Most Creative People in Business (June 2013) and one of 10 Innovators by Architectural Digest (September 2013.) At art&garden, Balmori, will speak about the relationship between ourselves and each of the elements of nature: soil, water, air, plants and animals. Two sustainable design principles guide her "Redesigning the American Lawn," perspective - low-impact and regeneration.
Cleveland - The City of Williamsburg recently purchased a lost wax bronze sculpture, “Dawn” by Merrilee Cleveland, through the public art program for the Stryker Complex. The piece has a mysterious quality that takes inspiration from ancient art, literature, mythology, and cultural studies. Cleveland will be displaying her works at art&garden and will also demonstrate art bronze metal pouring using her portable kiln.
Merriman-Goldring - College of William & Mary senior, Rachel Merriman-Goldring is TACL’s 2017 Student Artist Resident. She volunteers with the Chesapeake Bay Foundation, and received grant funding from the Monroe Scholars program to create an environmental art installation on campus.
Hugo - Nancy Ross Hugo lives, gardens, writes, and arranges flowers in central Virginia. Hugo is garden columnist for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, education manager for the Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, and writer for major gardening and natural history magazines. Her books include Earth Works: Readings for Backyard Gardeners, Remarkable Trees of Virginia, Seeing Trees: Discover the Extraordinary Secret Lives of Everyday Trees, Trees Up Close: The beauty of bark, leaves, flowers, and seeds, and Windowsill Art: Creating One-of-a-kind Arrangements to Celebrate the Seasons.
Kobylinska - Barbara Kobylinska is art&garden’s 2017 Featured Sculpture Artist. She was born in Warsaw, Poland, where she received a Master's degree in Graphic Design and later a Master's in Costume and Stage Design at Warsaw's Academy of Fine Arts. From her Virginia Beach studio she creates garden-sized, colorful ceramics birds, bugs and flowers that mirror the natural world with an abstract, fanciful twist. Meet Barbara at the Thursday evening Opening Reception at Trinkle Hall; her work will be displayed at the Stryker Complex for the duration of art&garden.
Reese - Carol Reese is University of Tennessee's Ornamental Horticulture Specialist for West Tennessee. She is a gardening columnist for the Jackson Sun and a contributor to several gardening magazines, including Fine Gardening and Horticulture. Carol will be sharing her own version of the "birds and bees" talk with her presentation titled, "Sex in the Garden," on Friday evening. She will also speak on Friday morning on the topic of "Using Plants for Artistic Impact." She brings humor and wit to her discussions and was a recent speaker at Colonial Williamsburg's Spring Garden Symposium.
Wulf - New York Times bestselling author, Andrea Wulf trained as a design historian at the Royal College of London and is a full-time writer, publishing five books. She also is a contributor for the Sunday Times, Financial Times, Los Angeles Times and writes book reviews for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. Her books include Founding Gardeners, Brother Gardeners and Chasing Venus. Her topic for Saturday afternoon will be her latest book, The Invention of Nature, which was selected by the New York Times as "10 Best Books of 2015," and winner of the LA Times Book Prize for 2016 and the Ness Award 2016 among many additional honors.
Ziegler - Lisa Ziegler is a leader in the cut-flower growing industry, author, accomplished speaker and the owner of The Gardener’s Workshop. At art&garden you will find Lisa’s garden and flower arranging shop is overflowing with all the gear to make your garden a success (Williamsburg Community Building.) Your ticket includes three gardening programs by Lisa on Friday at the demonstration pavilion (Trinkle Hall.)
Your Ticket for art&garden Supports Public Art
Triangle Art & Culture League (TACL) is a non-profit public charity that develops, supports and raises funds for public art in Williamsburg, James City County and York County. Taking the broadest view of public art, TACL projects include sculpture in the Williamsburg Arts District and downtown, free pop-up concerts, funding for the W&M Global Film Festival; support of arts infrastructure such as band shells and parks; sculpture art playgrounds, and arts education for artists.
Become a member at TACL-VA.org