Art and Gardens go together like fine wine and a gourmet meal. Each year, Tower Hill's Alice Milton Gallery features the work of local artists who have been inspired by the gardens and nature. The art is available for purchase, and the proceeds support the mission and ongoing development of Tower Hill Botanic Garden. The artwork remains on display through the duration of the exhibit.
Each exhibit is accompanied by a Reception with the Artist, which is free and open to the public. However, if you plan to visit during regular opening hours, an admission fee is charged to enter the Garden, unless of course you are a Member. Join today!
Featuring the works of artist in residence Barry Van Dusen. This will be Van Dusen's third solo show at Tower Hill Botanic Garden. The exhibit will feature more than 40 original paintings—many on display for the first time. Along with botanical subjects, there will be paintings featuring birds, farm subjects, butterflies, dragonflies, and New England pastoral scenes. Read more about Van Dusen's residency at Tower Hill at the link at left.
See Photos from the Reception with Barry Van Dusen that was held on May 9th
Jonathan David MacAdam is an internationally known artist who was born in London and lived there ten years before coming to the United States. He is a graduate of Gordon College in Wenham, Mass., where he studied painting and sculpture with a concentration in painting. MacAdam also studied Italian Renaissance art, literature, and architecture in Orvieto, Italy. Recently, he traveled throughout England, Ireland, and Scotland where he painted commissioned landscapes. He has many paintings in private collections throughout New England. MacAdam's exhibit will feature recent paintings which are reflections at dusk on gardens and fields. MacAdam focuses on ambiuous moments of movement. The landscape is seen from the perspective of a moment of flux. The images invite contemplation of the subtleties of the land and invoke wonder at the familiar.
Reception with the Artist
Thursday, June 27, 6-7:30 pm
FREE and Open to the Public
Mixed Media and Prints of Kim Henry and Susan Jaworski-Stranc
Kim Henry is an artist and environmental scientist from Groton, Mass., who has studied pastels. Her exhibit will feature mixed-media landscapes created with soft pastels and acrylic paints applied to an under-painting of scraps of mulberry paper. The mulberry papers come in a variety of colors and textures that she uses to capture the depth and fabric of the landscape. Her technique highlights what she loves most in the natural landscape: light and shadow on trees and slopes, lush vegetation and bright flowers, an glimpses of distant hills and secluded gardens.
Susan Jaworski-Stranc is an artistic printmaker from Lowell, Mass., who has studied at SUNY Buffalo and the University of Maryland. She also received her Teaching Certificate from the Massachusetts College of Art. Jaworski-Stranc specializes in the creation of reduction linoleum prints. Her exhibit will focus on tree forms within an informal landscape. Their unique shapes, linear beauty and textures are what she likes to describe in her block prints. Born from one block of linoleum, her relief prints have the color nuances and rich textural surfaces of an oil painting.
Reception with the Artists
Thursday, August 1, 6-7:30 pm
FREE and Open to the Public