“Art of the Garden: Daniel Dienelt at the Conservatory”
Summer/Fall Exhibit, July 14-November 11
While some gardens feature art, this garden is its own work of art. “Art of the Garden” blurs the line between landscape and fine art, interpreting natural features -- forest, mountain, and lake – in a human-made aesthetic experience. The exhibit is designed to evoke surprise, intrigue, and moments of reflection in the visitor. Constructed using natural materials and innovative fabrication, the exhibit mimics, but does not copy, nature. A reflecting pond, a grove of trees and colorful, textured plantings are complemented by contemporary art works including mural paintings, a multi-media artifact wall and the sculptural representation of a mountain. Experience this collaborative art and garden installation created by local artist Daniel Dienelt and landscape designer Chad Shaw.
Sponsored by WAJI Majic 95.1,
WISE-TV, Channel 33 / Fort Wayne CW, the M.E. Raker Foundation, the Ian and Mimi Rolland Foundation, and the Wilson Foundation.
Gardens of Europe: Photography
June 3-August 31
Ramon F. Miller of Gera, Germany, is a landscape architect with a photographer’s eye. On his travels through Europe to visit private and public gardens, Ramon has captured images that reveal his own aesthetic priorities as well as the breadth and glory of Western garden design. This photographic exhibit brings the horticultural wealth of Europe across the ocean in vibrant color and lively definition. Ramon’s works will be displayed at the Botanical Conservatory throughout the summer, coinciding with Germanfest in early June and extending through our Botanical Roots concert season to the end of August. The exhibit is included in Conservatory admission. Sponsored by the Fort Wayne Sister Cities International, Inc.
European Gardens through German Eyes
Thursday, July 19, 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Photographer and landscape architect Ramon F. Miller of our Sister City Gera, Germany, will be visiting Fort Wayne during the Three Rivers Festival. Meet the artist and enjoy light refreshments as you join the discussion. Ramon will provide personal insight into his photography exhibit of stunning European gardens, on display at the Botanical Conservatory this summer. A question and answer session will follow. Sponsored by the Fort Wayne Sister Cities International, Inc. Included in regular admission; Conservatory members and volunteers