Exhibits

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

Art Displays

"What lies beneath:" Wood art by Lisa M. Narloch

Lisa M. Narloch’s recent work includes a variety of local woods from her own property and around Central New York. Drawn to the imperfect, unusual, weathered and broken, her unique, natural art embraces the idea of giving a new life to a fallen tree and showing us “what lies beneath.” 

She has recently created some pieces from wood from a big leaf magnolia and northern catalpa she received from the arborists at Cornell Botanic Gardens, which will be on display.

Lisa is very careful to determine the state of each tree before it is gifted to her. Most of them have storm, rot or ant damage, and are already down. Some trees needed to be removed to expand a road, or were too close to buildings. She also uses 100% food grade hemp or walnut oils and beeswax (a gift from a local beekeeper) for natural finishes for the majority of her work.

Meet the artist at an opening reception on Wednesday, March 22 from 4:30- 5:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

This exhibit will be on display until the end of August, 2017 and is made possible, in part, with the funding from The Community Arts Partnership of Tompkins County. CAP Brings Creativity to Life!

Nature: Framed by Trina Bruno

Trina Bruno spent her childhood amidst the frenetic rhythms of Manhattan, observing nature through windows. Using varied textures and materials, and putting her own boundaries on the haphazardness of nature, her focus is to connect the visual and emotional contrast of the man-made and natural worlds. She uses various paint techniques on paper; sands and wraps sections of Masonite, and reuses paint-packing materials to piece together designs that interpret the natural world.

Please join us for an opening reception on Sunday, May 7, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. in the Nevin Welcome Center lobby.