In the lobby of the Nevin Welcome Center, works of art and plant-focused displays change throughout the year.
"Ceramics from the Garden," by Marc Keane
Marc's works are made from substrates of leaves and meadows grasses,some of which were harvested at the Plantations itself. The works, which resemble nests and cocoons, are fired for 5 days in a traditional Japanese wood-kiln. The color patterns and textures of the surfaces are the result of the serendipitous effects of flame on raw clay. The exhibit also includes two ceramic pieces by Momoko Takeshita Keane, Marc’s wife and noted sculptor.
Marc has also designed a new East Asian garden for Plantations. Learn more here.
March - April 2012
View this 7-minute video of Marc discussing his sculptures:
Upcoming Art Exhibits
"Ancient Medicinals" by Pam Shade, Cornell Plantations Gardener
May - June 2013
“Digital Collages” by Daniel McPheeters
July - August 2013
Nature Photos by Paul Schmitt
September - October 2012
"Trees," watercolor paintings by Camille Doucet
November - December 2012
Chocolate: A Tasty Transformation
From tree to tasty treat, this colorful display illustrates the processes taken to make the chocolate we buy in the store. Along the way, you can learn the differences between white, milk and dark chocolate.
October 2012 - March 2013
This scupture "Twin 3" will be featured. This 27" tall wood-fired stoneware was created by local sculptor Momoko Takeshita Keane. Learn more here.
March - June 2013