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Final Weeks for wood wide web: trees as tonic

Final Weeks for

wood wide web: trees as tonic


Reeves-Reed Arboretum
165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Summit, NJ The four-month long art exhibition and installation, at the Wisner House Gallery and on the Arboretum grounds, entitled wood wide web: trees as tonic, will close at end of day on Sunday, October 29h. This extraordinary exhibition showcases the mixed-media work by renowned artist, Susan Stair, and features nature-themed photographs and installation sculptures by nine additional artists.

wood wide web: trees as tonic explores the underground world and biological pathways inhabited by trees. It is this unique environment that creates a complex "social community" enabling trees to communicate and 'converse' in a language of carbon and nitrogen. Artist Susan Stair uses clay impressions to illuminate this underground network and to reveal the story of race, age, damage, and survival of her tree portraits.

Also showcased are the nature-themed photographs and installation sculptures from nine featured artists from as nearby as Summit to as far away as France and England, whose works are sited in the Wisner House Gallery and on the grounds of the Arboretum. Those artists include, Peter Hoffer, sculptors Tom Holmes and Insun Kim, musician Rodrigo Guzman S., and photographers Jim Smith, Charlie Waite, Joe Freeman Jr. and Sue Zwick. All works are for sale and the participating artists will donate 30% of each purchase to the Arboretum.

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About Reeves-Reed Arboretum: Celebrating over 40 years as a historic public garden and education resource, Reeves-Reed Arboretum engages, educates and enriches the public through horticulture and environmental education, and the care and utilization of the gardens and estate. Open 7 days a week from 7:00 am till 7:00 pm from April 1 to October 31 and from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm from November 1 to March 31, 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.

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