Exhibits

EARTH - WIND - FIRE

June 20, 2014 - November 1, 2014

Location: Grounds

Three renowned, award-winning artists from the tri-state area will showcase their works both on the Arboretum grounds and in the Wisner House Gallery.


EARTH, the first of nature's symbols, will be represented by the art of Cindy Booth. Having trained in multiple media and techniques, Booth honed her metal working skills to produce copper and steel "canvases" upon which she then uses solder and patinas to produce chemical reactions for results reminiscent of fantastic landscapes and botanical forms. Kinetic sculptor, Drew Klotz, will bring his popular outdoor, wind activated sculptures, for which he is best known, to highlight WIND. And glass artist, Barbara Galazzo, melds light and color into a kaleidoscope of movement, shadow, and texture with her fused-glass sculptures, representing FIRE. Together, they will provide the backdrop for Reeves-Reed Arboretum's major fundraiser, as well as the inspiration for the Arboretum's many environmental education programs.

On Sunday, July 13 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, the general public will have an opportunity to meet and chat with the artists responsible for the current installation, EARTH – WIND – FIRE, on the grounds of Reeves-Reed Arboretum as well as in the Wisner House Gallery – Cindy Booth (EARTH), Drew Klotz (WIND), Barbara Galazzo (FIRE).

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John Maggiotto

August 1, 2014 - November 1, 2014

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The works displayed at the Hat Tavern follow John's passion for New York, horses, and auto racing. The Chrysler Building, Grand Central Terminal, and Federal Hall are all recognizable icons of the city. Few images are more American than the horse. John captures the regal dressage stance and the charging stallion. These two exhibit the effect of the marble background. Silver Cloud and the earlier Horse Eye are portraits. From horses to horsepower, from hard edge to soft focus, Maggiotto's look at the world of auto racing, as it appears on his television screen, brings an idealized beauty to man's mastery of speed over distance. The archival prints are mounted on wood panel with a beeswax coating. Green Racer and others take us back to the days of ABC's Wide World of Sports.

Artist John Maggiotto lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. He studied Art History and studio photography at SUNY Buffalo. His true apprenticeship in fine arts took place at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center (Buffalo) from 1977 to 1980, becoming the director in 1979. He has exhibited in major museums, galleries, and venues nationwide. Influenced by such masters at Steichen, Muybridge, and Warhol, Maggiotto works with large prints as the vehicle to frame his vision.

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Sunil Garg

August 1, 2014 - November 1, 2014

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Summit resident Sunil Garg began painting, drawing, and playing music at a young age in India, without any "formal" training, but rather in the age old "guru" system of apprenticeship to established artists, sculptors, designers, and musicians. After earning a B.S. in chemistry at St. Stephen's College in New Delhi, he came to New York to pursue a Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry and Physics at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, simultaneously pursuing his art and music aspirations, sharing the stage with such names as Ornette Coleman, Beaver Harris, Dave Burell, and Archie Shepp. He also went on to earn a law degree specializing in environmental, energy, and natural resource issues. Over the past years, Garg has amalgamated his scientific and technical experiences with his artistic aspiration to create art that adapts to its environment. Using lightweight materials such as wire mesh, expandable foam, discarded plastic bags, and packaging materials, he creates works resulting in transparency, translucency, lightness, and mobility.

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