Betty Woodman at Greenwood Gardens

Today Greenwood Gardens held a reception honoring the life and history of artist Betty Woodman. Her studios in New York and Italy have produced extraordinary ceramics and bronzes seen in installations around the world, from Liverpool to the Metropolitan Museum in New York.

Founder of Greenwood Gardens Peter Blanchard welcomed curator Patterson Sims and Katarina Jerenic, Betty’s assistant of the past ten years. They presented a powerpoint presentation in slides of Betty Woodman’s studios and exhibitions, including the outstanding and unique eight Greenwood benches exhibit. Promoting art in public spaces as education and inspiration, they are healing places.

Betty Woodman bronze bench

Betty Woodman bronze bench

Greenwood Gardens promises to be a beacon for art in the garden collaborations. We extend our thanks to Greenwood Gardens, and our admiration for Betty Woodman at 83 years old, a great living American artist and her work.

Attending today’s event were Sofia and Peter Blanchard, Laraine Brennan Barach (Art Advisory Chairwoman), Cathy Scorsese (Film producer and member of Art Advisory), Kathi Hecht and Andrew Permison of the Art Advisory Committee, and Michelle Miller from the Historical Society.

Cathy Scorcese and Kathi Hecht, Art Advisory Committee members on a Betty Woodman bench

Cathy Scorcese and Kathi Hecht, Art Advisory Committee members on a Betty Woodman bench

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About Millburn-Short Hills Arts Advisory Committee

The Millburn-Short Hills Arts Advisory Committee, a volunteer non-profit, has been in existence since 1998. We are a group of township residents and local advisors who are committed to enhancing the arts in Millburn Township.
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