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Garden Lecture: Autobiography of a Garden

Garden Lecture: Autobiography of a Garden
Continuing Education

Dates & Price

Friday, April 6, 2018
6:30–8:00 pm

Fee: $25

Gardens Premium and Gardens Preferred Members: $20

Join us for an evening lecture followed by a wine and cheese reception. Engraver and artist Andrew Raftery created Autobiography of a Garden, an installation of 12 earthenware plates transfer-printed with engravings that depict the gardening tasks he undertook each month of the year in his mother’s garden. Explore this horticulturally driven work as Andrew shares insights into the relationship between nature’s inherent rhythms, the garden as inspiration, and the eight-year creation process of this unique installation, which will be on display during and after the lecture.

Andrew Raftery is an award-winning printmaker specializing in scenes of contemporary American life and a professor of printmaking at Rhode Island School of Design. His work has been featured in exhibitions across the US and is in the permanent collections of the Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and many others.

This event is co-sponsored by the Garden Conservancy and Longwood Gardens. Garden Conservancy Society of Fellow members are free of charge and should call Cara Schaffer at the Garden Conservancy, 845.424.6500, to register.


Andrew Raftery



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