Art of the Heirloom in NYC

Our traveling show of the original works for this year's Art Packs is coming to the Big Apple. The Hort will be hosting the show which includes an artist reception, guided tour of the art, and Seed Library pop-up shop.

This will be our only show in the city this year, come out and get seedy with us!

Art of the Heirloom at the Horticultural Society of New York

February 17 – March 2, 201

Opening reception:
Friday, February 17, from 6 to 8pm

Plea RSVP in the comments if you would like to attend the preview talk from 5-6.

Celebrating the intersection of art and agriculture, Art of the Heirloom showcases the 23 original works commissioned by the Hudson Valley Seed Library for their annual Art Pack collection.  The exhibition features works in a variety of media and styles, including a graphic rendering of Mammoth Long Island Dill by Lynne and Richie Bittner, Melissa Mandel’s anthropomorphic Sparkler Radishes sculpted in felt, a forest scene of Evergreen Bunching Scallion painted by April Warren, and cartoonist Will Sweeney’s illustrative homage to the Cosmonaut Volkov Tomato.  These imaginative interpretations are only a few examples of how the artists in the show have captured the character and diversity of the Seed Library’s evocatively-named heirlooms.

Hudson Valley Seed Library Pop-Up Shop
During the course of the exhibition, the Hort will host a pop-up shop selling seed packs and fine art prints of the works in the show, as well as other items from the Seed Library.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hort and our social service programs.

We would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting the Hudson Valley Seed Library and this exhibition: Cross Roads Hydroponics, Catskill Native Nursery, and Glynwood.

9 thoughts on “Art of the Heirloom in NYC”

  • Becky

    Hi, i'm interested in attending & would like more info. Thanks!

    • ken

      If you RSVPd here in the comments, on our FB page, or by email you are all set! See you at 5pm for the tour and talk. Click on the link to the Hort for all the info about the show. Thanks!

  • William Bryan Purcell
    William Bryan Purcell 02/07/2012 at 10:33 am

    I would like to RSVP for the pre show talk if that is possible? Please let me know what I need to do to make this possible, oh I would lie to bring a friend too. How about that?


  • j.p.

    rsvp-ing for talk. - j.p.

  • ILF

    I have already responded to wishing to attend the reception, and, now would like to add that I would also like to attend the talk at 5:00.

  • Sharyn Dimmick

    I just learned about "The Art of the Heirloom" from another blog. Unfortunately, I live on the left coast and will not be able to get to New York to see the exhibition. What I would like is to learn about the rules for the next exhibition: do you feature only New York artists? My seasonal cooking blog is full of original art, much of it featuring produce. -- I hope you will take a look.

  • [...] Even if you have brown thumbs and prefer concrete to cultivation, we’re going to bet you’ll agree the 23 heirloom seed packets commissioned by the Hudson Valley Seed Library are real beauties. Starting tonight their Art Packs will be on display until March 2 at The Horticultural Society of New York at 148 West 37th Street in an exhibit called the Art of the Heirloom. (There’s a preview talk from 6 to 8 pm tonight, to attend, RSVP in the comments of this page.) [...]

  • Marcia DeAngelis
    Marcia DeAngelis 03/03/2012 at 1:49 pm

    Just picked one of your seed packets at Adams in Kingston and was intrigued..had to visit your website. A am wondering if your seed farm in Accord is open to the public. Do you do field trips??? I am a third grade teacher at Cahill Elementary. We started a raised bed garden at our school last year. It is small, but beautiful. I am always looking for connections. My class will be planting "ultimate salad bowl" seeds as early as possible. Do you have any suggestions for a complimentary seed to go with the lettuce?? We would like to enjoy our salad before the end of the school year. thanks marci d


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