Karen Fitzgerald


Cosmic Landscape Revelations


Reeves-Reed Arboretum

June 10 through November 3

165 Hobart Avenue
Summit, NJ 07901

Summit, NJ ART in the Garden® traditionally celebrates the kick off for the Arboretum's season of visual and performing arts with, this year, the installation of Karen Fitzgerald 360⁰: Cosmic Landscape Revelations. Large-scale, gilded tondo oil paintings alongside watercolor landscapes, as seen through a looking glass, showcase this extraordinary artist's unique vision and style. Guests might even catch a glimpse of the Arboretum's gardens through one of Fitzgerald's magical circles.

Fitzgerald's sense of wonder and the witnessing of natural energy is at the core of her work, and her paintings occupy a very special niche in contemporary art. Her unique, circular format claims independence from straight lines, offering the viewer a free-floating, unfettered quality. The use of gold in her work, especially around the continuous edge of a painting or hovering close to the center, is a reference to the spiritual, like light emerging from darkness.

Karen Fitzgerald 360⁰, Cosmic Landscape Revelations, has been chosen as the featured exhibit for the Arboretum's gala, ART in the Garden® and will continue at the Wisner House Gallery through November 3. All works are for sale and the artist will donate 30% of all sales to the Arboretum. A meet-the-artist reception will be scheduled soon.

For information about this exhibition, and all programs and events at Reeves-Reed Arboretum, please visit www.reeves-reedarboretum.org.

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, 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.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum....a place to grow, for everyone!

(images: Annunciation ll, oil with 23k gold, on panel; Study for Cloud Painting @ Reeves-Reed, watercolor and oil with 23k gold, on paper; Shy Moon, oil with 23k gold and palladium on panel)