Art of the Garden Art Show and Sale through June 21

Art of the Garden to benefit the Haverford Township Free Library.

The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library announce Art of the Garden, an exhibition by 100+ artists, curated by Laura Jean Zito, to "Sow the Seeds of Our New Library" for The Haverford Township Free Library. Haverford Township's only library is an essential social hub to an active and cultured population of all age ranges, with over 800 visitors a day and 300,000 people a year-more than a small museum! The "Sow the Seeds of Our new Library" fund will contribute to the library's annual upkeep, seriously curtailed in the last two years by a 33% budget cut of more than $300,000.00.

Art of the Garden is a juried exhibition of over 100 artists: painters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors, potters and jewelers, from local artists of suburban Philadelphia to national and international artists. All works will be available for purchase, with 20% of sale benefiting the "Sow the Seeds of Our New Library" fund. The show opened on April 8 with a reception and awards for the prize winners.  Wine donated from Auburn Road Vineyard and Winery of Pilesgrove, NJ for tasting, and hors d'oeuvres by Kaya's Fusion Cuisine of Havertown, PA, and Havertown Pizza were enjoyed by many attendees with their compliments, while Testa's Bakery of Havertown provided pastries.  Art of the Garden Grand Prize Judges, Melinda Moritz, chairwoman of The Philadelphia International Flower Show, Alan Fetterman, renowned Bucks County Impressionist painter and Barbara Greenfield, PAFA Board member for over 45 years, were present at the opening reception to award the top prizes.  Prizes were sponsored by Peony's Envy of Bernardsville, NJ (www.peonysenvy.com), Merion Art and Repro (www.merionart.com), Artist and Craftsman Supply (www.artistcraftsman.com), Orner Garden Center of Havertown, Robertson's Flowers (www.robertsonsflowers.com), Ring of Roses of Havertown, Mayfield Florist in Upper Darby, Presidential Florist (www.presidentialflowers.net), The Bouquet Shop (www.thebouquetshop.com), Overhill Flowers (www.overhillflorist.com), eTravelWholesale.com (www.PremiereTravelCenter.com), and others.

Image: Richard Prigg “Hydrangea”© 2010  Oil on Linen 9.25” x 12” $375.00