Gallery Gratitude

Young farmers pondering pack art. Young farmers pondering pack art.

On Saturday evening, around 150 people stopped by Roos Arts, in Rosendale, for Pollinator Dreams, our second annual gallery exhibition of original artwork featured on our Art Packs.

Thank you to everyone who attended--the show was a great success, and it was terrific to meet many of you and talk seeds, art, and gardening. Also, many thanks to all the folks who provided the delicious local vegan chow: Lagusta's Luscious, Cafe Mio of Gardiner, Hollengold Farm, The Alternative Baker, and Lani Raider of the Culinary Institute of America.

Two pack artists, Michael Gellatly and Joan Lesikin, meeting for the first time. Two pack artists, Michael Gellatly and Joan Lesikin, meeting for the first time.

Roos Arts will continue to exhibit the work through December 12th; the space is open Thursday through Sunday, 1-5 pm, and other times by appointment. The original artwork is all for sale. No original works were purchased on the first night, so they're all still up for grabs. Do stop by or contact Heige at Roos Arts if you're interested in any of the original works. While our Art Packs make great stocking stuffers, the original artwork makes a special, one-of-a-kind, archival-quality gift for any gardener. (We'll be featuring the artwork in upcoming blog posts, so stay tuned.)

People packing the pack art show, including artist Dana Gentile. People packing the pack art show, including artist Dana Gentile.

Also, many of Ayumi Horie's beautiful "Pest and Pollinator" plates that were on view that evening are still available. Ayumi is known for her illustrations of various fauna on functional and comfortable ceramic wares. These plates feature drawings of those species that are important in the lives of gardeners: the pollinators responsible for making plants set seed and develop fruit, and the voracious pests that chow down on garden foliage whenever they're given the chance. To see all the plates in the series, click here. Contact Heige at Roos Arts to purchase.

Lastly, Roos Arts will carry the 2010 Art Packs for the duration of the show, so if you'd like to grab some and you find yourself in Rosendale on the weekend, feel free to drop by!

Many thanks again to all who attended the opening. We had a great time, and we hope you did, too.

2 thoughts on “Gallery Gratitude”

  • Marie Viljoen

    I found your seeds at GRDN in Brooklyn, and bought plenty of packs to include with my holiday cards this year. I targeted the trout lettuce and arugula as they would be the easiest for a novice to grow...

    I wrote a short post about the lovely seeds on our company blog (link below). We design, build and plant gardens in NYC :-)

    http://hwandv.blogspot.com/2009/11/hudson-valley-seed-library.html

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