We're thrilled Elisa Contemporary Art artist Amy Cheng will be a featured artist in this summer's exhibit, Flora Fantastica! at Wave Hill.
Here's a little about the exhibit and upcoming events:
A counterpoint to Wave Hill’s lush summer gardens, this exuberant exhibition shows the work of four artists, Nancy Blum, Amy Cheng, Elisabeth Condon and Jill Parisi, who share an interest in pattern derived from cultural and botanical sources to create fantastic hybrid forms.
Each artist has developed individualized techniques to create work that inspires a sense of awe and wonder.
A special thanks to curators Jennifer McGregor, Gabriel De Guzman and Tracy Fenix!
Special Events during Flora Fantastica! include:
Opening Reception, Sunday, July 16 from 2:00-4:30 pm
SAT, JUNE 24, 2PM. Talk & Tour: The Horticulturalist’s Eye
Tour the Hudson River Museum’s summer exhibition, Robert Zakanitch: Garden of Ornament, with Wave Hill’s Assistant Director of Horticulture Matthew Turnbull and Hudson River Museum Curatorial Chair Laura Vookles. This event is part of the Museum’s series “Talk and Tour” series.
SAT, SUN, JULY 22, 23, 10AM-1PM. Family Art Project: Spray a Watercolor Garden
In conjunction with Flora Fantastica! Be inspired by the flowering plants at Wave Hill and paint the colors of summer into a garden painting made without brushes. Work with mists of watercolor in a painting outdoors and combine it with color-soaked paper flowers to create your own blooming vision.
This event is part of Wave Hill’s Bountiful Blooms Weekend. Free with admission to the grounds.
SAT, JULY 22, 1PM. Wave Hill Garden Walk: The Language of Flowers
The Victorians viewed individual flowers as objects of beauty as well as symbols of emotion and sentiment. Walk the gardens with Director of Public Programs Laurel Rimmer to decode hidden
messages in herbs and flowers according to the Victorian “Language of Flowers.” Free with admission to the grounds.
SUN, JULY 23, 1?4PM. Art Workshop: Drawing Flowers?An Introduction to Botanical Illustration
Botanical Illustration is the intersection of art and science. Observe and record the intricate details of Wave Hill’s summer flora with artist and naturalist Gabriel Willow. Using pen and pencil techniques, practice accurate and scientific depictions of buds and blooms. All skill levels welcome. Registration
required, online at www.wavehill.org or at the Perkins Visitor Center. Space is limited. $55/$45 Wave
SUN, JULY 23, 1PM. Cooking Demonstration: Edible Flowers
A surprising number of beautiful flowers are edible, adding color and zing to salads or subtle floral aromas to desserts. Sample some delicious flowery recipes with Chef Stephen Rosenberg of Great Performances, then take a stroll with a Horticultural Interpreter to view gourmet blossoms in the garden. Free with admission to the grounds.
SAT, AUG 5, 2PM. Illustrated Curatorial Talk: Floral Inspiration
This presentation at Wave Hill looks at the flowers of Glenview, the 1877 historic house at the Hudson River Museum. Hudson River Museum Curatorial Chair Laura Vookles discusses how floral decorationwas used for every aspect of the Victorian house, from wallpaper and woodwork to stenciling and all varieties of its interior design. Jennifer McGregor, Wave Hill’s Senior Curator, discusses how the artists in Flora Fantastica! are bringing flowers to the fore in public art projects around the country. Free with admission to the grounds.
Two of Amy Cheng's limited edition giclees will also be available on site in the Wave Hill Shop.
Wave Hill is located at West 249th Street and Independence Avenue (main entrance), Riverdale NY
Open select summer evenings until 8:30PM:
Sunset Wednesdays–June 28, July 5, 12, 19, 26, August 2, and 9
Thursdays--July 6, 13, 20, 27, August 3 and 10
For more information, visit: www.WaveHill.org