Reeves-Reed Arboretum Announces Kick-off to Summer Art Exhibit; ART in the Garden Set for Saturday, June 5
Tuesday, August 24, 2010 • 12:06pm
Reeves-Reed Arboretum will host its fourth summer gala, ART in the Garden, on Saturday June 5, from 6pm - 10pm. Co- chaired by Kerrie Mayer and Lisa Meyers, the evening celebrates the opening of the Arboretum's annual summer sculpture exhibit. Come and stroll the Arboretum's gardens and enjoy unique sculptures and art pieces displayed throughout the Arboretum's historic gardens and in the Wisner House.
The featured artist for this year's exhibit will be Pat Brentano. "We do not own nature." exclaims Ms. Brentano. "We are a part of it. Trees are essential to our survival. They help us breathe, and provide food, shelter, shade and beauty. We must act now to preserve our trees for future generations." The Missing Tree installation was created to pay homage to ten different tree species found on the grounds of Reeves-Reed Arboretum.
The cocktail reception will include hors d'oeuvres and a light buffet and dancing to music provided by Crash Cart. A silent auction will be held, including items such as specialty wines, a celebratory dinner at the very popular 90 Acres in Bernardsville, Mets' tickets behind home plate ,tickets to see Rachel Ray and much more. The evening will be capped off with a live auction featuring a vacation week in County Killarney, Ireland, tickets to the nationally renowned Summit Food and Wine Festival and pit passes to the NASCAR Pennsylvania 500.
"The Arboretum has designated 2010 as the Year of the Tree so Pat's environmental art is particularly appropriate. We hope that it will spark a lively dialogue on the importance of trees to the health of our planet." stated Gayle Petty-Johnson, Executive Director of the Arboretum.
Tickets for ART in the Garden start at $175. To purchase tickets please call 908-273-8787 or log on to www.reeves-reedarboretum.org. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Arboretum's horticultural and environmental education programs as well as historical preservation and restoration efforts.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum is the only public garden and one of the largest green spaces in the City of Summit. The Arboretum seeks to engage, educate and enrich its visitors so they may become better stewards of nature and the environment. This mission is achieved through the care and utilization of an historic estate and gardens.
Reeves-Reed Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey Historic Registries. For more information, visit our website at www.reeves-reedarboretum.org or call (908)273-8787.