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Join Us for Around the Table: Stories of the Foods We Love

Posted in Garden News , Videos on April 15, 2022, by Matt Newman

Illustration of large yellow corn in the left corner with tall corn stalks, purple eggplant hanging next to the corn stalks over green grass and colorful representation of three rows of crops. A swirlly painted picnic table is next to the crops with three people, two are seated, one looking at a phone and one is standing walking toward them. Behind them is a large glass Conservatory dome and the sky is rendered in bright blue and darker blue strips that all point down toward the dome. On the right side are a pumpkin, bright red tomatoess hanging from a vine, and a white flower with a purple inside with green flowers and leaves along the side. The illustration is signed by Andre Trenier, 2022.

As we near the opening of our summer exhibition, Around the Table: Stories of the Foods We Love, we’re thrilled to reveal the exhibition’s new artwork by Bronx muralist Andre Trenier.

At the center of Trenier’s work, seen here, is a painted table representing the 30 picnic tables that’ll be placed across our 250 acres this summer, each one uniquely designed by local Bronx artists in celebration of the cultural and historical significance of crops and plant-based food traditions. This week we welcomed the artists to their new studio space at the Garden—and they wasted no time in diving into their projects!

Get a sneak peek of our visiting artists’ first day of work in this video, and stay tuned as the artists share their progress leading up to the June 4 launch of this exciting exhibition.

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