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Arts, Culture & Fun: Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic by Artist Susan Stair

Saturday, April 22, 2017

10:00 a.m.4:00 p.m.

This event repeats every week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday between 11/25/2016 and 4/29/2017.

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This exhibit of clay castings by Susan Stair forms portraits in trees used by the Lenape Indians for food and medicine. Conference House Park is home to the largest burial site of the pre-Columbian Lenape tribe in the five boroughs of New York City.

Susan Stair worked with John Kilcullen, Director of Conference House Park and certified arborist, in choosing the trees that were important to the Lenape. A sculptor who fixes her actions in the material, Stair captures the spirit of living trees as she reveals species, age and endurance. Viewers are encouraged to touch her work in the way one would meet a tree.

Lenape Landscape: Trees as Tonic has been extended and runs through Saturday, April 29, 2017 in the Lenape Gallery at Conference House Park Visitor Center. The gallery is open on Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Admission is free. The gallery is closed on holidays.

Viewers will be encouraged to partake in a walk using a trail map identifying the trees included in the exhibit.

Location

Conference House Park Visitor Center in Conference House Park Accessible
298 Satterlee Street
Staten Island
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Cost

Free  

Event Organizer

Conference House Park

Contact Number

(718) 227-1463

Contact Email

francis.gessner@parks.nyc.gov

Categories

Art

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