Exhibition Opening: Wreath Interpretations
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
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Parks & Recreation is pleased to present the 29th annual Wreath Interpretations exhibition, a holiday tradition at the Arsenal Gallery in Central Park. Among the fine artists, horticulturalists, and other creative individuals who have created this year’s wreaths are artist Cara Enteles, artist/taxidermist Takeshi Yamada, and Parks’ blacksmith Larry Hagberg.
This year’s exhibition offers an eclectic collection of over 30 wreath interpretations, from classic organic to contemporary styles. More traditional wreaths are made from birch bark and harvested rice stalks, while other artists used more eclectic materials, such as paintbrushes, chopsticks, soldered metals, piano keys, a doily measuring 8’ and even money! This year, artists have approached a number of different themes including the use of animal furs in fashion, worldwide drought, extinct Pterodactyls, the 99%, and the coronation of Roman Emperor Charlemagne.
The individuals and groups who produced the pieces are: Jennifer Cecere, Angelyn Chandler, George Choma, John Clarke, Oliver Corwin, Cara Enteles, Terese Flores, Linnea Gad, Edward Gormley, Parks Department Grants Unit, Judith Hoffman Corwin, Larry Hagberg, the Horticultural Society of New York, Anastasia Ionkin, Lori Knowles, Stephen Koren, George Kroenert, Alexandra Leff, Kim Lomba, Bob Mitchell, Justin Nissley, Samantha Nurmi, Partnership for Parks’ Technical Assistance and Catalyst staff, Wendy Popp, Carolina Prinzivalli, Randall’s Island Sports Foundation, Colleen Reinhart, Leonora Retsas, Adrian Smith, Barbara Wallace, Takeshi Yamada, Madeline Yanni, and Audrey Zeidman