LAYTON, NJ – In celebration of the National Park’s 100th Anniversary, Peters Valley School of Craft is hosting a special exhibition, Botanification, in the Sally D. Franciscso Gallery October 23-November 15, 2015. An Opening Reception will be held October 30th from 5-8pm with an Artists’ Talk at 6:30.
Botanification showcases the photography of Mitzi Campbell and 3D printing design and technology of Darlene Farris-LaBar to provide a close up and personal look at some of the indigenous plant life of the Delaware Water Gap Region. The exhibit allows people to be inspired by models and photos of a sampling of the beautiful and essential plants that propagate our natural world so that they may consider the importance of plants they may have otherwise overlooked. The exhibit draws awareness to form, color and significance and connects people with nature prompting meaningful interaction that can be translated to authentic experiences with botanicals in the wild. The historic Eve’s Herbarium, on loan from the Pocono Environmental Education Center, accompanies the exhibit and shows actual samples of the plant life preserved in a vintage botanical collection.
This exhibit is currently on view at the Delaware Water Gap National Park Headquarters located in Bushkill, PA off of River Rd until October 21st when it travels to Peters Valley. Additional proposed shows include the Philadelphia Flower Show March 4-13 2016. Don Miller (Renown Naturalist), Mitzi Campbell and Darlene Farris-LaBar will be giving a unique presentation on October 10th at 3:00 at the National Park Bushkill Meeting Center off of Rt 209.
Botanification is possible because of a wonderful community partnership of organizations and individuals that support the pristine surroundings that include the Delaware Water Gap National Park. Partners involved are: Delaware Water Gap National Park and Recreation, Peters Valley School of Craft, Pocono Environmental Educational Center, East Stroudsburg University of PA, Don Miller, Mitzi Campbell and Darlene Farris-LaBar.
For more information visit: http://www.botanification.com/
Events at DEWA and Peters Valley venues are free and open to the public during scheduled hours.
Peters Valley School of Craft is a non-profit educational center for the exploration, promotion and practice of the craft arts, located in the Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area. Funding for Peters Valley is provided by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts, the Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation, Hudson Farm Foundation and by the generosity of its members and individual donors. Please visit www.petersvalley.org for more information.
Peters Valley Gallery hours are Thursday – Tuesday 10a-6p (closed Wednesdays)