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2019 Exhibition Announced

September 4th, 2019

Cross-pollination: An Evolution in Foliate Forms
(Garrison, NY – August 2019) – Boscobel House and Gardens proudly announces its 2019 exhibition, Cross-pollination: An Evolution in Foliate Forms, contemporary works on paper inspired by plant life. On exhibit from September 7 through November 3, Cross-pollination complements the flora in Boscobel’s renowned permanent collection and illustrates the Hudson Valley’s ongoing, dynamic exchange between design, history, and nature.

Boscobel House and Gardens began 2019 with intense study of plants admired and cultivated in early America. The research has grown into new plantings for Boscobel’s Formal Garden and Cross-pollination.

“Foliate forms such as leaves and flowers are fundamental units of design, seen in every kind of object at Boscobel. Cross-pollination showcases that ongoing tradition with contemporary art,” says Boscobel Executive Director Jennifer Carlquist. “In a year when Boscobel is reimagining and enlivening our own gardens and grounds, we are thrilled to highlight the role of nature in art and life in the Hudson Valley in this way.”

Artists whose work appears in the exhibition include Austin Ballard, Livia Cetti, Jeri Eisenberg, Matthew Friday, Marian McEvoy, Jill Parisi, Wendy Small, Sara Story, Lori Van Houten, Erin Walrath, and Eleanor White.

An opening reception will take place on Sunday, September 8 from 4:30 – 6:30pm. Boscobel will be presenting a number of exhibition-related programs. They include Permaculture 101 on Saturday, October 5, a talk with environmental organizer and educator Colin Wright of the Permaculture Arts Collective and Cold Spring Farmers’ Market, followed by a foraging walk. On the evening of Wednesday, October 16, Boscobel Executive Director Jennifer Calquist will speak on floral imagery in early America during a talk called Florum Antiquum. Guests are invited to take part in a paper flower workshop on Sunday, October 27. Children’s programs such as Bring the Kids! Second Saturdays will include crafts and activities on the exhibition theme, such as lavender soap-making.

Cross-pollination will be on view from September 7 through November 3, 2019 in Boscobel’s gallery and throughout the Historic House Museum, 10:00am – 5:00pm each Wednesday through Monday. Gallery admission is included with grounds tickets. House, gallery, and grounds admission is included with Insider Tour tickets.

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