Thursday, November 1
12 Noon - Ticketed Luncheon
Hall and Raftery will deliver a presentation to be held at The Pavilion at Grace Church.
"The Autobiography of a Garden"
Gardens—culturally significant living works of art— are inherently difficult to preserve. The Autobiography of a Garden is an installation of twelve earthenware plates transfer-printed with engraving that shows artist Andrew Raftery going through the year performing gardening tasks appropriate to each month—a contemporary response to the medieval book of hours.
The garden at Raftery's mother's home in Providence, Rhode Island, is both the inspiration for his work and a separate creative entity. In discussion with James Brayton Hall, President and CEO of The Garden Conservancy, Raftery will explore the relationship between the eight years it took to develop this project, the constantly renewing cycles inherent to gardening, and this novel approach to “preserving” an ephemeral garden.
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5:30 p.m. - Keynote Lecture
Speaker: Ron Henderson, FASLA
7:00 - 9:00 p.m. - VIP Reception
Come mingle with keynote speaker Ron Henderson, Symposium sponsors, and PPS trustees while enjoying drinks, heavy hors d'eourves, and beautiful views of Providence and Waterplace Park.
Ticketed, to be held at Skyline at Waterplace.
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