Art of the Heirloom in NYC

by Ken Greene

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.