Yew Dell Botanical Gardens will present the fifth year of its annual Garden Sculpture Show.
The show will be on the Yew Dell grounds from May 18 through July 29. The exhibit is free with regular admission.
For the past five years regional artists have submitted works of garden art to the Yew Dell Gardens jury.
For the 2012 version, more than 23 artists will display 50 sculptures throughout the gardens and arboretum at Yew Dell, according to a news release.
This year’s show includes work from top national glass artist Stephen Rolfe Powell, who is based at Centre College in Danville, Ky., as one of 10 artists new to the show.
Powell’s distinctive multi-colored glass vessels sell for upward of $50,000.
Artists representing all three Oldham County high schools also will participate. Oldham County teacher Tammy Passafiume’s students have created pieces for Yew Dell Gardens since the sculpture show’s inception, according to the release.
From the release:
Passifume’s students submit ideas, then discuss their concepts and the execution process. This year’s idea came from a young student from Guatemala. His idea was inspired by the flower petal blankets that line the streets during lent. After several discussions his idea morphed into 5’ x 40” piece composed of 410 individual tiles that is inspired by Georgia O’Keefe’s Poppies in the style of Chuck Close.
All sculptures are for sale and prices range from $125-$25,000.
The show begins with an opening reception on Friday, May 18 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
The reception will provide guests an opportunity to mingle with artists, with appetizers from The Cheddar Box, Limestone Restaurant, Mayan Café and Wiltshire Pantry.
Tickets are $25 for members/$35 for non-members, for more information call 502-241-4788 or visit www.yewdellgardens.org.
The show itself is free with admission.
About Yew Dell Botanical Gardens: Yew Dell Botanical Gardens is a 34-acre public botanical garden and horticulture resource center dedicated to helping people develop beautiful and sustainable gardens across the region. Yew Dell offers garden, plant & environmental educational programs for all levels; these programs include formal lectures, informal hands-on workshops, casual plant walks and community events. As a leading horticultural research center (just 15 minutes from Louisville) , Yew Dell focuses on development of superior garden plants to enhance gardens, increase biological diversity in our communities, and decrease the need for pesticides.