ART in the Garden 2014

Three Artists Featured at Arboretum Gala
ART in the Garden 2014

Saturday, June 7, 6 pm to 10 pm

Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Summit, NJ ART in the Garden 2014 will open with a gala event on Saturday, June 7, featuring an art installation entitled EARTH – WIND –FIRE. 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.

ART in the Garden also gives the Arboretum the opportunity to salute and thank some of our major corporate and community supporters. Long time Reeves-Reed friends, Nick and Tracy McKee, will be honored in recognition of their generous support of our summer music series. Additionally, we will honor Kevin Cummings, President and CEO of Investors Bank, who, as a community leader, continues to underwrite activities at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, which, in turn, has allowed us to offer our signature programs free of charge to our members. Highlights of the evening will include a silent and live auction, music by Lenox Underground, and gourmet treats from David Ellis Events. The funds raised during this evening will allow the Arboretum to continue to serve a broad community by providing environmental and horticultural education programs to children and adults, and maintaining our historic house and gardens as a cultural destination and resource for over 60,000 visitors annually.

This year's gala is co-chaired by Nancy Quinn and Wolfgang Guenther, with committee members Anita Bobba, Holly Brown, Jules Duffy, Kerrie Mayer, Sandra McTernan, Patty Olsen, Marnie O'Connell, Sue Rubino, and Samantha Stuart rounding out the team. Please contact Joyce Zemsky, 908-273-8787 x 1414 ( for more information.

About Reeves-Reed Arboretum:  Celebrating over 40 years as an historic public garden, education resource, and non-profit conservancy, Reeves-Reed Arboretum seeks to engage, educate and enrich the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week from dawn til dusk, the Arboretum is listed on both the National and New Jersey State Historic Registers. Funding for RRA has been made possible in part by the NJ Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State, through a grant administered by the Union County Office of Cultural & Heritage Affairs, Dept. of Parks & Community Renewal.