An artist creating sculptural Installations that connect us to the natural world
This year I was invited to create an original image for the Rare Plant Auction.
Held annually at Longwood Gardens, in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania for hundreds of plant lovers from across the nation who plan their calendars around this annual event. The Rare Plant Auction® is acclaimed for a premier selection of unusual, newly-introduced or difficult to propagate specimens.
This evening at Longwood Gardens raises more than $100,000 each year, and my original watercolor garnered a small portion of the proceeds that benefit Delaware Center for Horticulture’s Community Greening Program, which uses horticulture to beautify Delaware and to improve the quality of life for residents in urban neighborhoods.
In this great book filled with images, paper is showcased in remarkable works that demonstrate the virtually boundless potential of this everyday material. Juror Gene Mc Hugh showcases over 150 artists and craftsmen in a book published by Lark Crafts 2013.
Opening Reception: October 5, 2012
Noyes Museum in Oceanville, NJ.
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Along with Bonnie Ora Sherk, founder of Life Frames Inc., we established the first New York- based, “Community Garden and Think Park” on Roosevelt Island. Through a program called “A Living Library”, which incorporates local resources and transforms them to become vibrant, content-rich, ecological learning landscapes, the students from PS 217, Child School, and the Beacon After School Program, are introduced to gardening- often for the first time! Encouraged to exercise their math, science, art, and history skills in our garden, the kids make new and exciting connections to their usual curriculum.
In Late May 2012 we worked hard to turn the soil over and make the beds ready for the baby plants which were donated by the Roosevelt Island Operating Corporation. After a few days of back breaking work, the kids and I found some semblance of a garden bed by following the designs of a previous garden.
On Roosevelt Island Day, we were inundated with marvelous volunteers and an assortment of plants, as Martha Kerrs Photo’s will attest…the day was SPECTACULAR! And then “voila” a garden grew on Roosevelt Island. For more stories see the following posts on each month in the drop down menu.
Ana B. Hernandez
Out of Bounds will be installed in a variety of settings around SCEE’s main building: in the large pond that greets visitors at the front of the building; in the Center’s new sensory garden; and in the wooded picnic grove that lead to the forest behind the building. Many of the works recreate and reimagine forms typically seen outdoors, such as Susan Benarcik’s knotted droplets, Ana Hernandez’s bright red fabric fungi, and Scott Pellnat’s giant boat. Others interact with the natural elements, giving the viewer a new perspective on familiar landscapes. Mami Kato’s work floats on the pond, kept company by a community of frogs, snakes and turtles. Caleb Nussear’s installation plays with mirrors amongst the trees, layering the visual experience of the woods. The one indoor installation in the exhibition, Darla Jackson’s “Birthday Party,” enlivens the Center’s foyer with sculptural animals, welcoming visitors and marking the 25th anniversary celebration of the Schuylkill Center’s Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic, which treats and rehabilitates thousands of animals each year.
McNeill Art Group is proud to announce the opening of the inaugural juried art exhibition, Mad About Art + Design. Sixteen artists and designers have been selected by our jurors to be featured in the exhibition at the McNeill Art Group Tribeca Project Space on view from April 25th through September 4th, 2012. Please join us for an open house on Saturday and Sunday, May 5th and 6th from 11am-5pm.