Panel Discussion

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Sunday December 15

3:00 PM  –  4:30 PM

Panel Discussion

Co - Curators Franklin Hill Perrell, Debbie Wells and guest Naturalist Richard Weir

Paintings & Plants of the Seasons on Long Island 

Join us for a panel discussion with three speakers, two stars of Art History, Franklin Perrell and Debbie Wells and one of Horticulture, Richard Weir. Guest co-curators Franklin Hill Perrell and Debbie Wells take you through the seasons for an entertaining look at the paintings, sculpture, photography, fashion and design in the museum’s exhibition, The Seasons. Joining them on the panel will be popular radio personality and lecturer Richard Weir, Horticultural and Environmental Educator/Author at Cornell University. Weir will give his perspective on the impact of the seasons in nature and in art with a special focus on plants mainly from Long Island and the northeast (and his expert tips on how to plant and care of them!).

Perrell and Wells will show how the artists in the show respond to color, texture, and shapes from nature and celebrate the transition between the seasons, such as the cavalcade of flowers shrubs and trees that denote each time of year. As a special bonus, all three speakers will give expert commentary on their select pieces in the exhibition and give the audience opportunity to discuss their favorites. Join us after for a wine and cheese reception.