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Ellwanger & Barry Day Report

June 1, 2010

On May 23,2010 the Highland Park Neighborhood exhibit and presence at the Rochester Lilac festival concluded with a special “Ellwanger & Barry Day“. The highlight of this day included a reception with artist Craig Wilson who is completing a sculpture for Ellwanger & Barry Park that will be dedicated on September 19,2010.

Craig Wilson and his Design “Pear Tree”

Over bagels and brunch, Craig discussed his work and inspiration with neighborhood residents and other festival visitors.   The sculpture is made possible by a grant from the Arts & Cultural Council of Greater Rochester with support from the New York Council on the Arts and the New York State Legislature.   Additional funding was supplied by the City of Rochester and support was also received from the SEAC  (South-East Area Coalition).   The reception brunch and other programs were sponsored by the Highland Park Neighborhood Association.

Artist Reception

Artist Reception at Ellwanger & Barry Day

The reception was helded at the Historic Lower Reservoir Gatehouse, the oldest structure in Highland Park

Reception at the Gatehouse

The day’s activities, which included a special tour of Park Trees donated by Ellwanger & Barry, were also the conclusion for a festival long showing of the exhibit “Blossoms, Business & the City of Flowers”

Neighborhood Exhibit in Lower Reservoir Gatehouse

Other attendees included the special long time residents of The Lower Reservoir Gatehouse, a thriving hive of healthy honey bees….more on this colony here.

Happy, Healthy, Honey Bees!

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