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June 2017

GardenFest

June 9 - June 18
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Gardens at the Florence Griswold Museum, Old Lyme, CT

Visitors to the Museum understand immediately the site's appeal to the artists who stayed at “Miss Florence” Griswold’s boardinghouse over a century ago. Her house, gardens, and river view were favored subjects of her artistic boarders. Highlights include, Garden Luncheon Friday, June 9 and Blooms with a View June 9, 10, and 11.

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Blooms with a View 2017

June 9 - June 11
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Blooms with a View: A Display of Art and Flowers, floral artists interpret artwork - playing off colors, lines, shapes, and subject matter. Each display reflects its inspiration in masterful ways. This year, designers not only find inspiration in the works in the special exhibition, Flora/Fauna, but for the first time ever, the impressionist masterpieces in the Florence Griswold House as well.

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Garden Luncheon 2017

June 9 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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You are cordially invited to Garden Luncheon at the Florence Griswold Museum
Art, music, flowers & food! Luncheon prepared by Jonathan Rapp of River Tavern Enjoy light jazz by the Tangerine Trio Guest Speaker: Curly Lieber Botanical Illustration: An Ancient Art in a Modern World

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The Botanical Art of Curly Lieber

June 9 @ 10:00 am - June 11 @ 5:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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The Botanical Art of Curly Lieber complements the naturalist art found in the Flora/Fauna exhibition. Some years ago, horticultural designer Curly Lieber turned her keen eye for the natural world towards the passionate study of botanical art and illustration. This small exhibit of her work exemplifies the way contemporary artists continue the pursuit of capturing nature with scientific accuracy. Lieber uses a fine brush (often with just one or two hairs) to paint as many as 30 layers of watercolor on natural calf skin vellum or paper to achieve the exquisite detail and translucency of her work. Blooms with a View and The Botanical Art of Curly Lieber are included with Museum admission.

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Family Nature Show: Colors and Patterns of the Animal Kingdom

June 10 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Animal Embassy, Wildlife and Environmental Conservation Specialists Shows at 11:30am & 2:30pm The vibrant colors and patterns found in the Animal Kingdom have served as inspiration to artists throughout history. Coloration aids animal survival in their habitats by sending a warning to potential predators, attracting a mate, and regulating an animal’s temperature. Animal Embassy will discuss these diverse colors and patterns as we meet a Fire-bellied Toad, a Red-Eyed Tree Frog, a family of Red-foot Tortoises, a Sinaloan Milk Snake,…

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Drop-In Event: Mini Masterpiece Pots

June 11 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Decorate small terra-cotta pots with paint, gems, and more. This event is free with Museum admission. And Visitors 12 and under are always free!

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$5 - $7

Gardening in Early New England

June 14 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Leslie Evans, Historian and Museum Director, Avery-Copp House Museum, Groton, CT Join historian Leslie Evans for a look at plants and gardening practices from the Colonial era through the early 20th century. Topics include gardening by European colonists in the 17th century, the impact of exotic plants brought home from around the world by seafarers, and changes in gardening styles during the Victorian era. Finally, we will consider some gardening methods from the past that are still useful in our gardens…

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Gallery Talk: The Artist-Naturalist in Early America

June 15 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Join Curator Jenny Parsons for a talk discussing America’s pioneering artist-naturalists like William Bartram, the Peale family, Alexander Wilson, and John James Audubon. Learn more about their work in Philadelphia and how the study of natural history in early America was often a ‘family affair.’ This event is free with Museum admission. John James Audubon and Joseph R. Mason, Black-billed Cuckoo, 1828, from The Birds of America, first edition. Engraving, etching, aquatint, and watercolor on paper, 39 x 26 in.…

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Drop-In Event: Father’s Day Garden Cards

June 18 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Create a design for dad (or others) on foam before printing the image with bright inks on colorful cardstock. This event is free with Museum admission. And Visitors 12 and under are always free!

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$10 - $12

Gardening as if the World Depends on Us

June 18 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Florence Griswold Museum, 96 Lyme Street
Old Lyme, CT 06371 United States
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Tovah Martin, Garden Author Worried about the world? Take action! Actually, just by being a gardener, you are already making a big difference. This lecture is filled with ideas from gardeners who rallied their acreage in backyards large and small. The results are ravishing—these gardens bristle with beauty and overflow with pride. With a trowel in hand, you can save the earth.

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