Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Press release ART OF THE GARDEN 2011

1601 Darby Road
Havertown, PA 19083                   FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Laura Jean Zito             Curator and Exhibition Coordinator      

                        “ART OF THE GARDEN”


Opening Reception and Awards Ceremony on Friday, April 8th, 2011 5:30 – 8:30 PM    Free and Open to the Public
     and  Master Gardener Lecture Series  Fridays at Noon

The Friends of the Haverford Township Free Library ( announce  ART OF THE GARDEN (,  an exhibition by 100+ artists, curated by Laura Jean Zito, to  “Sow The Seeds of Our New Library”  for The Haverford Township Free Library (  Haverford Township’s only library is an essential social hub to an active and cultured population of all age ranges, with over 800 visitors a day and 300,000 people a year, more than a small museum! The “Sow The Seeds of Our New Library” fund will contribute to the library’s annual upkeep, seriously curtailed in the last two years by a 33% budget cut of more than $300,000.00.

ART OF THE GARDEN is a juried group exhibition of over 100 artists:  painters, photographers, printmakers, sculptors, potters and jewelers, from local artists of suburban Philadelphia to national and international artists.  All works will be available for purchase, with 20% of sales benefiting the “Sow The Seeds of Our New Library” fund.  
The show will open on Friday, April 8th with a reception and awards ceremony from 5:30 to 8:30 PM.                    
Come join us for a glass of fine wine from AUBURN ROAD VINEYARD & WINERY of Pilesgrove, NJ ( and hors d’oeuvres by KAYA’S FUSION CUISINE of Havertown, PA (  
Art of the Garden Grand Prize Judges, Melinda Moritz, chairwoman of The Philadelphia International Flower Show,  Alan Fetterman, renowned Bucks County Impressionist painter and Barbara Greenfield, PAFA Board member for over 45 years, will be on hand at the opening reception to present the Artists’ awards.  Sponsors include, Peony’s Envy of Bernardsville, NJ  (, Merion Art and Repro ( ), Artist and Craftsman Supply (, Orner Garden Center of Havertown, Robertson’s Flowers  (, Frames and Company  (, Ring of Roses  in Havertown, PA, Mayfield Florist  in Upper Darby, PA, Presidential Florist (, The Bouquet Shop (, Overhill Flowers (, (, Whole Foods Market, Lou Testa's Bakery, Havertown Pizza, Sampan Inn, Presidential Flowers, The Photo Review and others.                                              

The GARDENERS’ GATHERING lecture series Fridays at Noon between March and June.
April 15 - Shade Gardening - presented by Master Gardeners Janae Alberts and Joe Daniels.
May 6 - The Gardens of The Historic Grange Estate - presented by Master Gardener Jay Trolley with Elizabeth Mellon from The Grange
June 3 - The Bees - presented by Master Gardener and Grange beekeeper Hazel Delikatny.
"ART OF THE GARDEN" runs through June 21, 2001.

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