Sandwich, Mass.— Noted Cape Cod sculptor Alfred Glover will lead a two-day Rustic Trellis Design and Construction Workshop at Heritage Museums & Gardens on Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, from 10:00am to 2:30pm. The result will be a beautiful natural trellis that participants take home to that special garden spot. The registration fee is $125 for members; $140 non-members (tools and materials will be provided). Heritage is located off Route 6 at 67 Grove Street in Sandwich, Mass. To register, see www.heritagemuseumsandgardens.org or contact Heather Mead, director of programming, at 508.888.3300 ext. 149 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this workshop, participants will take a second look at natural materials that are usually discarded, and will use them to design useful and decorative works of art. The trellises that will be created can be seen as sculpture, although they can also be a functional part of the landscape. Participants will learn basic design and assembling skills that will enable them to continue on to other rustic furniture and sculpture projects.
Instructor Alfred Glover has been working with found wood and other materials since moving to Cape Cod in 1973. An accomplished painter and sculptor, his work is included in numerous public and private collections, including museums, libraries, schools, and hospitals, most notably Children’s Hospital in Boston and recently Cape Cod Hospital’s pediatric ward. Glover has been Assistant Professor of Sculpture at Cape Cod Community College for the past ten years and has conducted many workshops through educational venues, as well as privately at his Cataumet studio. A number of his playful rustic trellises have been translated in bronze with colorful painting. For more information about the artist, see www.alfredglover.com.
About Heritage Museums & Gardens
Founded in 1969, Heritage Museums & Gardens is a place that celebrates American culture and inspires lifelong learning by sharing excellence in horticulture, garden design, and the exhibition of great collections. Heritage is located on 100 acres of gardens and nature trails on the banks of Shawme Pond in historic Sandwich; it is the largest public garden in southern New England. In addition to the magnificent grounds, known for their encyclopedic collections of daylilies, hostas and hydrangeas, the estate holds a nationally significant collection of Dexter rhododendrons, specialty gardens, water features, and sculpture. Hidden Hollow, a new family-friendly feature, is a place for exploration of the natural world and learning about environmental stewardship. Heritage also offers three buildings housing permanent exhibits of world-class automobiles, American folk art, historical artifacts, a working carousel, and changing special exhibits on aspects of American culture.