Decorative Objects from Chanticleer

February 12 through March 10, 2012

What does Chanticleer's staff do once the garden closes for the season? They all have winter projects to complete, crafting decorative items for the garden! Over the years, the inventory of imaginative and useful objects in the Chanticleer collection has grown, adding to the flavor of the garden and to the enjoyment of our visitors.

Approximately 30 of these objects will be included in this exhibition, along with photographs of the objects on site. The show will include a sampling of furniture, plant list boxes, bridges, fences, railings, drinking fountains, metal work, decorative pathways, and architecture all designed by Chanticleer staff and shown for the first time outside of their usual garden context.

The Exhibit will be on view in the Ethel Sergeant Clark Smith Gallery of the Wayne Art Center from February 12th-March 10th of 2012, and is offered free & open to the public. Gallery hours are Monday-Saturday, 10AM-4PM. An opening reception has been scheduled for Sunday, February 12th from 3-5PM.

Chanticleer, A Pleasure Garden, the new book by Adrian Higgins and Rob Cardillo is now available at University of Pennsylvania Press ($22 includes tax) . Rob Cardillo (photographer) will be present for a book signing at the opening reception on February 12, 2012. This book will also be available for purchase during the exhibition dates.

Chanticleer, a pleasure garden in Wayne, PA will be open from March 31st through November 4th of 2012. Hours are Wednesday-Sunday from 10AM-5PM, with Friday night extended hours until 8PM from May-Labor Day. The garden encompasses 35 acres on Philadelphia's historic Main Line.

Adrian Higgins, Garden Editor with the Washington Post and author of Chanticleer: A Pleasure Garden, describes the garden as "a lush display of verdant intensity and variety", "An irreverent and informal setting for inventive plant combinations", "An homage to the native trees and horticultural heritage of the Mid-Atlantic", "A testement to one man's devotion to his families estate and legacy", and "A good spot for a stroll and picnic amid the blooms"

An artist talk will take place in the gallery on Thursday, February 23 at 7PM. This talk to free and open to the public.

Participating Chanticleer Artists:

Dan Benarcik

Bryan Christ

Doug Croft

Joseph Henderson

Ed Hincken

Douglas Randolph

Lisa Roper

Terry Struve

Laurel Voran

Przemyslaw Walczak

Jonathan Wright