Artists In The Shadows: Women Who Turned Gardens Into Art


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    Gardens have always been a favorite subject for artists. Yet the most familiar works are by men. Were women not painting them or sculpting them or photographing them? Carolyn Doepke Bennett, a researcher and lecturer in garden conservation, explores that question in her slide presentation Artists In The Shadows: Women Who Turned Gardens Into Art

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    Using the artists’ words, and a wide range of media – from painting, to fiber, to sculpture – Bennett delves into the makers’ personalities, adds context by looking at the societal and economic challenges they faced, and the circuitous routes they followed to depict garden splendor in their artwork.


    Bennett received a Masters Degree in the Conservation of Historic Landscapes, Parks and Gardens from the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. She lives in California, but has a long history with Leelanau County. Bennett began visiting Glen Arbor as a child, and returns annually to Glen Lake.