UPCOMING EVENTS FOR 2013
Premiere Woodshed Art Show"Near and Far: The Original Paintings of Sy Ellens"
November 2, 2013 - January 3, 2014
Sy Ellens is well-known for his creative portrayals of rural landscapes from an aerial perspective. This exhibit is especially exciting because it features some of his other works alongside his trademark landscape pieces, including two pieces from his China series, several "close-up" scenes of rural life, and several pieces from his National Parks series. Throughout, the collection is characterized by a celebration of the land, both in the smallness of its specificity and in its widest expanses.
Liberty Hyde Bailey, the Father of Modern Horticulture and a founder of the New Agrarianism movement in philosophy, was a great proponent of rural life and culture -- but he was also heavily influenced by his own excursions to China around 100 years ago, and was an enthusiastic supporter of the National Parks system during its infancy. For these reasons, each of Ellens' paintings resonates strongly with Bailey's fascinating story, which visitors can explore, as always, through the museum's main exhibit.
Opening Reception with the Artist"Near and Far: The Original Paintings of Sy Ellens"
November 2, 5:00-7:00 PM
Please join us for this opening reception with artist Sy Ellens! Sy will be here to mingle and answer questions, and will give a short address around 5:15 or 5:30. Light refreshments will be served, and admission is free. No RSVP is necessary.
PAST EVENTS, 2013
Special Summer Exhibit"Star of the Lake: Legacy of a Pioneer Farmer and Master Mason"
(June 1 - August 31)
Some 150 years ago, Liberty Hyde Bailey, Sr., a settler from Vermont became the quiet founder of the community we know today. Father to the famed horticulturalist of the same name, Bailey began the first serious experiment in commercial fruit farming in S.H., but he is perhaps less well-remembered for his equally important role as a social backbone for the community. In 1864, he founded and named the Star of the Lake Masonic Lodge, the longest-lived social organization in S.H. and still active to this day. One hundred years ago, ground was broken for the current lodge building on Center Street. In partnership with the Lodge, we celebrate this centennial with our second annual special exhibit at the LHBM. Join us as we enter the life of L.H.Bailey, Sr., pioneer farmer and Masonic Grand Master, and walk into South Haven's dark, wooded beginnings, a world of quiet frontiersmen and the place they gathered to relax, to socialize, and to plan the future of a town we now call home.
Brown Bag Botany(Friday's at 12:30pm)
June 14: Simplicity vs. Complexity, Eaters Guild Organic Farm
June 21: Ode to Blueberries, Ron Bodtke
June 28: Community Food Systems, Beth Clawson
July 05: No Program
July 12: No Program
July 19: Southwest Michigan Landscape Conservancy, Geoff Cripe
July 26: Community Gardening & Growing Your Veggies, Doug Ferrall
August 2: TBD
August 9: No Program
August 16: From Fruit to Seed:150 years of Horticulture at MSU, Dr. Frank Dennis
August 23: The Gardener's Companion, John Stempien
August 30: Planning Your Winter Garden, David Fenske
Brunch at the Baileys'(Saturday's at 11:00am)
June 15: McIntosh Winery, Bruce McIntosh
June 22: No Program
June 29: Botanical Art, Jane Cowley
July 6: Beekeeping Basics, Caroline Abbott
July 13: No Program
July 20: Weaving and Spinning, Midge Lewis
July 27: Learning in Your Own Backyard, Rebecca Linstrom
August 3: Children's Gardening, Jane Taylor (off-site at North Shore Elementary)
August 10: No Program
August 17: Birds 101, Russ Schipper
August 24: Member & Volunteer Appreciation Brunch
August 31: TBD
Plein Air Watercolor Workshop(Saturday, September 07, 9am to 4pm)
Led by Kalamazoo educator and artist, Don Marek.
Demonstrations and personalized instruction will be offered throughout the day. The morning will focus on use of the value sketch to get a strong design, pigment application and employing a three step painting process. The afternoon will concentrate on using shapes, colors, and brush work to enhance self expression. The day will end with a fun discussion of our results. All are welcome to join this one-day workshop and experience art in its purest form! *Registration required. Plein Air Workshop Brochure (PDF)
Other events to be announced...
MAY - SEPTEMBER: Wednesday-Saturday; 9am-4pm
OCTOBER - APRIL: By Appointment
Liberty Hyde Bailey Museum
P.O. Box 626, 903 Bailey Avenue, South Haven, MI 49090
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E-MAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org, (269) 637 - 3251
John Linstrom, Museum Director: (269) 637 - 3251
Anne Long, Chair, Board of Trustees: (269) 639 - 2412