At the 30th Annual wreath show at The Arsenal Gallery in Central Park are 41 wreaths of the most nontraditional sort. Above, "Joy to the Whirl" by Denise Corley (wire, parchment and gouache).
"If You Walked in My Shoes... You Would Know" by Vivian Jett, Willie Serrano, Desiree Pabon, and Karen Gripper of the Brownsville Rec center (shoes, wood frame, shoe laces, shoe polish, glitter, shoe horn, fabric). Written pieces on the soles of the shoes.
"The Almond Villager Wreath" by Leonora Retsas (whole almond shells collected from grandparent's farm in Greece). Perfectly simple, perfectly evocative. Other Ellen, FYI, these are for sale.
Ed Gormley "Yetz is Ze Tzeit to Essen" (Chinese take-out boxes, aluminum rivets, wire, plywood). I'd like it better if the containers were recycled, not new.
See the whole exhibit FREE Mon- Fri until Jan10, closed holidays.
Guide to NYC Urban Landscapes: A Book Talk New York City is easily-recognized worldwide by its skyscrapers and densely-populated urban environment. Robin Lynn and Francis Morrone in their newly-published Guide to New York City Urban Landscapes point to the less obvious—the city’s low-scale open spaces, as inspiring as those found in nature. Join FRIENDS for an illustrated lecture on places and landscape design, from 19th century cemeteries to the Upper East Side’s Conservatory Garden, with stops in-between. Morrone, rated one of the best tour guides in the world by Travel + Leisure magazine, provides an exciting insider’s look at New York’s outstanding and surprising urban oases.
Wednesday, November 20th 6:30 p.m. The Arsenal, Third Floor Gallery, 830 Fifth Avenue $15 members, $20 non-members Co-sponsored by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, the Historic House Trust, and CIVITAS. Here is a link to the events website: And here is a link to purchase tickets:
See what Julie Bawden Davis said about my book Artful Collage from Found Objects on her Healthy Houseplants blog.