Arts @ the Arb: A Focus on the Artwork of Anne Jaster

By Chandra Burkhart

Lan­dis Arbore­tum is grate­ful to have received many botan­i­cal draw­ings cre­at­ed by the late Anne Jaster, for­mer Board mem­ber, nat­u­ral­ist, and a life­long artist. Her pas­sion for the nat­ur­al world is vis­i­ble in each flower, leaf, and stem. Her art, while sim­ple in col­ors, is rich in detail and show­cas­es the del­i­ca­cy and indi­vid­u­al­i­ty of the plant kingdom.

The draw­ings are cur­rent­ly on dis­play in the gallery con­nect­ing the Meet­ing House and the new Emer­gency Shelter. 

The offi­cial open­ing of the art gallery at the Meet­ing House com­plex will be held on Fri­day, July 29, from 4 to 7 PM. It will be a mem­bers-only event. Food and bev­er­ages will be served. Please RSVP by email to info@​landisarboretum.​org or phone 5188756935 by July 22.

The Lan­dis Arbore­tum has a his­to­ry rich in the arts since its incep­tion. In the 1950s, it was a meet­ing place for writ­ers of poet­ry and nov­els, dancers, painters, actors, and musi­cians, all using its loca­tion and the beau­ty of nature as the back­drop. Fred Lape, the Arboretum’s founder, was him­self an accom­plished poet and musi­cian. The Arbore­tum con­tin­ues to be a haven for cre­ative minds, wel­com­ing artists of all media: sculp­tors, painters, musi­cians, actors, and writers.

Summer 2022

Volume 40 , Number 2

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