In the lobby of the Nevin Welcome Center, works of art and plant-focused displays change throughout the year.

Art Displays

Quiet Labor

Creating textiles from natural dyes is a laborious process involving cultivation, harvest, textile preparation, and dye extraction.  Add to this the various surface design techniques and natural dyeing becomes a labor of love. Cornell Professor Denise Green and students in her Natural Dye Studio course designed textiles in brilliant hues of yellows, reds, greens, blues, purples, and more. These naturally dyed textiles made from a range of plants, including marigold, sunflower and Japanese indigo are on display through June 2018.

Read more about the students and their work in the February 12 Cornell Chronicle article, "To dye for: Exhibit showcases naturally tinted textiles."

On display January - June, 2018



Nature's Mysteries by Helena Cooper
A series of images taken at different nature locations in the Ithaca area.

Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Helena Cooper grew up in a family of artists, surrounded by sculptors, painters, designers, jewelers, and photographers. Through her photography, she explores the potential for water and earth to nourish, heal and restore the mind, body and soul. She specializes in creating beautiful abstract interpretations of nature with her camera, translated onto canvas, acrylic, and print in large and small formats.

On display July 2 to September 5, 2018