Soaring Gardens Artists' Retreat: The First Ten Years
February 1 through March 15, 2013
Darlene Miller-Lanning. Soaring Gardens Artists' Retreat. Digital photograph. 2012.
In 1973, Ora Lerman, an artist based in New York City, purchased a farmhouse in the rolling hill country near Laceyville, Pennsylvania. Inspired by a residency at Monet’s home in Giverny, France, she later developed the four-bedroom farmhouse, adjoining building, and twenty-three acres of land as Soaring Gardens, a country retreat featuring two large studios, extensive flower gardens, and a pond. Today, the Soaring Gardens Artists' Retreat offers residencies to visual artists, writers and composers between May and September. Maintained by the Ora Lerman Charitable Trust, facilities include both the farmhouse and a nearby turn-of-the-century church, converted into two studios and living quarters by the painters Jules and Cornelis Kirschenbaum and gifted to the Trust in 2000. This exhibition highlights work by artists awarded residencies at Soaring Gardens over the past ten years.
Friday, February 1, 2013
“Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat: Ten Years”
Josephine Dunn, Ph.D, Professor of Art History, Art and Music Program, History Department, University of Scranton
Brennan Hall, Room 228, at the University of Scranton
5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
The Hope Horn Gallery
Hyland Hall, 4th Floor, at the University of Scranton
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The Hope Horn Gallery is offering Drawing Workshops based on themes found in “Soaring Gardens Artists’ Retreat: Ten Years.” Using colored pencil, students will produce fantastic drawings of imaginary creatures and places. School and community groups may call to schedule times.