This region has a long tradition of assembling collections of original works of art for display and educational use in public schools. "Dedicated, Displayed, Discovered" will draw from the art collections of regional school districts, revealing remarkable works of art that have not been seen by the public for many years.
Philadelphia native Sam Maitin is best known for his colorful prints, murals, paintings, and sculptures displaying his abstract forms and signature use of calligraphy as a design element. Early in his career, Maitin explored themes relating to the garden, myths, and poetry; the exhibition's curators have worked with the artist's family to compile a selection of these early prints, including a number from his limited edition series "Basic Animals"
This farm-to-table dinner, with complimentary wine pairings, will feature a variety of locally sourced ingredients. Guests will learn about local foods and enjoy delectable dishes in the Edgar N. Putman Event Pavilion overlooking the sculpture gardens.
George Sotter (1879-1953), an artist strongly identified with Bucks County, Pennsylvania, is best known for his magical winter nocturnes, scenes made even more enchanting by the blanket of snow that is a recurring motif in his work. "Light and Shadow" will present the various other types of landscape he produced throughout his career, and will introduce his work as a stained-glass artist, and examine the artistic exchange between the media in which he worked.