SPRING art&garden 2017
SPRING 2017 “art&garden” – Thursday - Saturday, May 4, 5, 6, 2017
What is art&garden?
A celebration for art and garden lovers. Enjoy a tablescape design contest, presentations, classes and demonstrations by landscape designers, horticulture and garden experts, southern lifestyle writers, and leaders from the art and floral design industries. Special guest Andrea Wulf will present "The Invention of Nature," and horticulture expert Carol Reese will show us how to use plants as artistic focal points.
Sculpture Artist Barbara Kobylinska will help you add unique and playful accents. Architect Noemie Lafaurie-Debany, Partner at Balmori Associates, will share public landscape experiences in New York, Rome, Canada and China in her topic: "A Landscape Never Happens Twice:time, change and ephemerality." Nancy Hugo and Lisa Ziegler will teach us how to grow and use flowers in creative ways. Your ticket includes a tour of 10 private cottage gardens & 4 cottage kitchens in Historic Yorktown. Jim Orband will speak about shade gardening during the Yorktown Garden Tour. The "Trend Meets Tradition Celebration" will use Colonial Williamsburg wallpapers as inspiration for tablescape designs. Artwork by Merrilee Cleveland will lead a long list of vendors that offer opportunities to purchase flowers, nature-inspired jewelry, flower arranging supplies, garden furnishings and gardening gear. Proceeds support public art projects in Williamsburg, James City County and York County.
Triangle Arts & Culture League, Inc., (TACL) is a non-profit 501 c 3 corporation located in Williamsburg, Virginia. We support public art projects in all forms including sculpture and visual arts; music, events and performance; architecture and the landscape.
3 Day Event Schedule
What You’ll Do at art&garden
Thursday, May 4, 2017, $25 (free to members) Sponsored by Towne Bank
Join Your Friends for Opening Night and Support Regional Public Art!
5:00pm Registration Opens
6:00 - 8:00pm Opening Celebration and "art&garden" sneak preview garden party
Open bar, hors d'oeuvres, live music. A few special auction items include Shooting
Parties for men and women; an art retreat for women; a cocktail party for you and your
friends or clients. This event is free to League of 100 Members.
Meet contemporary garden sculpture artist, Barbara Kobylinska.
Friday, May 5, 2017, $160 for both Friday & Saturday; $94 for Friday Only
Enjoy Lectures, Demonstrations and Classes - plus Vendors!
8:30am Registration Opens, Stryker Building
10:00am All art&garden Exhibits & Vendors Open
9:30am Carol Reese (Horticulture Expert) "Using Plants for Artistic Impact”, Williamsburg Library
11:00am Noemie Lafaurie-Debany (Architect, Partner, Balmori Associates) “A Landscape Never
Happens Twice: time, change and ephemerality,” Williamsburg Library Theater
11:00am Lisa Ziegler (Gardening Expert) "A Summer of Bouquets" class, Stryker Building
1:30pm Rachel Merriman-Goldring "Environmental Art" talk, Stryker Building
1:30pm Nancy Hugo, "Windowsill Flower Arranging" class, Williamsburg Library
3:00pm Andrea Wulf, New York Times Best Selling Author, “The Invention of Nature”, Library
3:00pm Ziegler, "A Summer of Bouquets" class, Stryker Building
4:30pm Denise Amses, “Creating Public Art for the Empire State Building & Rockefeller Center,”
Williamsburg Library Theater
4:30pm Carol Reese (Horticulture Expert) "Sex in the Garden", Stryker Building
5:45pm Bronze pouring demonstration by Merrilee Cleveland.
6:00 pm Vendors Close, Community Building.
Saturday, May 6, 2017, $160 for both Friday & Saturday or $86 for Saturday only.
Tour 10 Gardens & 4 Cottage Kitchens & View more than 40 Tablescape Designs at "Trend Meets Tradition." Don't forget to visit the vendors!
8:00am Registration Opens at Stryker Building
9:00am & 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 4 cottage kitchens. Don’t miss the
Celebrate Yorktown Committee Annual Plant Sale. Musicians and artists will add to the
garden party experience. 11:00 Jim Orband will speak about shade gardening.
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 & All Day until 4:00pm, view "Tablescapes for Outdoor Living." This design contest is sponsored by Colonial Williamsburg. Leading flower arrangers will be joined by area garden club members who will create more than 20 Tablescape Designs for prizes in several categories inspired by WILLIAMSBURG Trend Meets Tradition wallpapers. Location: Stryker & Community Building, open to art&garden ticketholders only. Not open to public.
11:00 - 2:00 Concert by Smith&Wade on porch of Community Building.
If you would like to compete in the Tablescape Design Competition, click here for more information.
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.
Click here to Register Now for art&garden
All the event locations are steps apart from each other.
757 293-8553, [email protected] | P.O. Box 1742, Williamsburg, VA 23187
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