Flowers in Art! A Collaboration with the Newark Museum

FLOWERS IN ART!The White Flower, Georgia O’Keeffe

A Collaboration between Reeves-Reed Arboretum
and the Speakers Bureau of the Newark Museum

Thursday, May 4, 7pm
at
Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Summit, NJ The mission of Reeves-Reed Arboretum is to engage, educate and enrich its visitors, and one of the many ways this is accomplished is through an extensive, thoughtful, and mission-driven visual arts program where rotating exhibitions on nature, sustainability, horticulture and the environment are offered throughout the year.

On Thursday evening, May 4, starting at 7 pm, RRA will join forces with the Newark Museum in presenting, FLOWERS IN ART! at Wisner House of Reeves-Reed Arboretum. As offered by the prestigious Speakers Bureau of the Museum, FLOWERS IN ART! is a lecture about nature, and in particular flowers, in paintings, sculpture, folk art, decorative arts and in jewelry – all from the Newark Museum collections – with a focus on paintings and drawings from Colonial botanical explorers to modern artists, addressing the aesthetic and cultural priorities reflected by the artists' unique vision. The presentation will be led by a proud ambassador and volunteer of the Museum, Judi Robinson, formerly a third grade teacher in Summit, now living in Madison, NJ.

"This presentation nicely dovetails with our current exhibition here at RRA's Wisner House Gallery, HOOKED ON NATURE: hooked & sewn art," according to RRA's director, Frank Juliano. "Each artist participating in HOOKED ON NATURE brings an individual perspective to nature and the environment, but what binds them is a love and passion for textiles, fabric, and color."

FLOWERS IN ART! is offered free to RRA members, $10 to nonmembers. Each attendee will receive a special Newark Museum packet which includes a free pass to the Museum good for six months. To reserve, please go to www.reeves-reedarboretum.org, or call 908-273-8787 x 1010.

About Reeves-Reed Arboretum: Celebrating over 40 years as a historic public garden and education resource, Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week from dawn till 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.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum....a place to grow, for everyone!