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Gardens and Grounds: A Celebration of Haverford's Landscape


The exhibition offers not only a pictorial history of the landscape but also displays the work of four woodworkers. Tom Pleatman '69, Pete Dorwart '63, Brad Whitman and Dinyar Chavda, through their bowls, vessels and furniture, have given new life to what once grew at Haverford.

Gardens and Grounds: A Celebration of Haverford’s Landscape Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery at Haverford College February 27 – March 29, 2009 Opening Reception: Friday, February 27, 2009, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

The environment that is Haverford extends beyond academic walls to a landscape that is as old as the college itself. Generations have enjoyed the beauty of this, the oldest college arboretum in the country. Several trees on the original 1834 landscape plan still stand and are joined by many, many others ~ some rare, some very large and some just beautiful. When these trees fall, woodworkers reveal a new beauty as they fashion logs into furniture and functional vessels that become pure art. Each variety of wood responds differently under the hand of the woodworker. Each tree grows differently, with resins and mineral impurities giving it special colors, with insect damage or traces of rot adding artistic interest.

The exhibition, Gardens and Grounds: A Celebration of Haverford's Landscape, offers not only a pictorial history of the landscape but also displays the work of four woodworkers. Tom Pleatman '69, Pete Dorwart '63, Brad Whitman and Dinyar Chavda, through their bowls, vessels and furniture, have given new life to what once grew at Haverford.

Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery Hours Monday - Friday • 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. Wednesday • 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Saturday - Sunday • 12 p.m. - 5 p.m. For more information please call (610) 896-1287 or visit us on the web at www.haverford.edu/HHC/exhibits. To learn more about the Arboretum or to become a member please visit www.haverford.edu/Arboretum

Exhibitions Coordinator: Matthew Seamus Callinan Exhibition Co-Curators: Martha Van Artsdalen, Plant Curator Mike Startup, Horticulturist

Originally posted at: http://www.haverford.edu/news/stories/16431/11