The Green Gallery opened in 2009 and features exhibitions and programs that compliment the botanical gardens and Heritage Farm. Recent exhibitions include Giardini di Toscana, the New York Chinese Scholars Garden History & Development and Art of Healing. The gallery is located in Building P and is open to the public Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
ART OF HEALING: LAURA DEL PRETE
October 28 – December 28, 2012
Laura Del Prete presented Shimmer in Shadows a new series of collages that played with light and shadow via inspiring memories. The artist describe her bird cage assemblages as a reflection of the ability to break free of social conventions. Del Prete’s collages inside suitcases offered metaphors for lessons from her journey through life. She has exhibited at Spattered Columns, Art Lab and Art by the Ferry. She has a Bachelors from CUNY, Staten Island and was recently awarded grants from the Puffin Foundation and Staten Island Arts.
Shimmer in Shadows was made possible, in part, by a DCA Premier Grant from the Staten Island Arts with public funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.
ART OF HEALING: CHRYSTAL WOODSON
October 28 – December 28, 2012 Green Gallery, Building P
Chrystal Woodson presented Emergence from a State of Oblivion, a series of portraits done on canvas and works on paper that explored both real and imagined subjects. The artist’s images ranged from celebrities such as Spike Lee and Cary Grant to musicians such as Billie Holiday. Some portraits were reminiscent of a bygone era. A new series of works on paper used color and composition to express individuality and capture the vitality of the subject. Woodson has exhibited at the Caribbean Cultural Center and the Theresa A. Maloney Gallery. She received a BA from the New School for Social Research and an MPA from Baruch College.
NEW YORK CHINESE SCHOLAR’S GARDEN: HISTORY & DEVELOPMENT
May 1 – August 31, 2012
Thirty photographs and a video illustrate the development and construction of the Garden in 1999.
ANTHONY GIACOBBE: Star Spangled Landscape
July 20 – August 28, 2011
Anthony Giacobbe is a borough-based photographer and State Supreme Court Judge who has been capturing dramatic landscapes of federal parks across the United States for forty years. The exhibition featured recent photographs of landscapes and firework shows. Giacobbe began photographing Staten Island in the 1950s. Work include the original farm at Snug Harbor.