Join Cylburn Arboretum for a Celebration of Art, Oct 1 & 2

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On Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, the Cylburn Arboretum will host the fourth annual Celebration of Art at Cylburn.

Three events — a Saturday preview brunch and lecture, a Saturday evening gallery reception, and a Sunday lecture and bonsai demonstration — will highlight the juried work of Baltimore artists. Sales will benefit the Cylburn Arboretum Association.  Denise Koch, one of the news anchors of television station WJZ, will serve as honorary chair.

The Celebration of Art events will take place at the Vollmer Center at Cylburn Arboretum, 4915 Greenspring Avenue. Buy tickets online (click here) or by phone at 410-367-2217. All tickets will be held at the door.  

Paintings, drawings, collages, indoor and outdoor sculpture, and photographs by top regional artists, chosen by a panel of judges, will be on exhibit all weekend on the grounds of Cylburn Arboretum. Prizes will be awarded in various categories.  (To see some of the art that will be on display, visit the Cylburn Facebook page.)

Get a first look and chance to buy art at the preview brunch and lecture on Saturday from 11:30-2:00 p.m. Carolyn Turgeon, author and editor-in-chief of Faerie magazine, will speak on what makes a garden “enchanted.” Using mythology and folklore, as well as photographs of unique gardens around the world, the lecture will explore ways to create enchantment in the garden. A champagne brunch prepared by Rouge Catering will follow the discussion.  Tickets are $125.

On Saturday evening, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m., enjoy a gallery reception and the sounds of cool jazz as waiters pass delicious hors d’oeuvres created by Rouge Catering. Sip a glass of prosecco or a hand-crafted beer by Union Craft Brewing as you talk art and make your choices. Which one will go over the mantle? Tickets are $100.

Sunday at 2 p.m., bonsai expert Steve Miller will give a lecture and demonstration on The Art of the Bonsai. A Japanese tradition dating back thousands of years, bonsai is the long-term cultivation and shaping of miniature trees, cutting and wiring tiny branches to achieve the artist’s vision of perfection. Examples of Mr. Miller’s work will be on display and for sale. The lecture and demonstration are free, but sign-up is required.

Cylburn Arboretum is a city park with arboretum and gardens, located at 4915 Greenspring Avenue, in Baltimore. It is open daily, 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. — excluding Mondays — without charge.

Edited from Press Release

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