SUMMIT, NJ - "Cosmic Garden Series," featuring pen and ink drawing by nationally-known artist Lynne Friedman, will serve as Reeves-Reed Arboretum's debut art exhibition of the 2018 season.

Opening at the Wisner House Gallery February 11 with an artist reception from 2 - 4 p.m. -- and continuing through May 13 -- the "Cosmic Garden Series" began with two art residencies – one at the Julia & David White Art Residency in Costa Rica near the Montevideo Rain Forest and the other at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Ireland.

As the series progressed and Friedman returned to her home in the Mid-Hudson Valley, new ideas flowed with the evolving seasonal changes. The artist says, “I find inspiration in the indomitable cycles of the natural world, and it is that impulse that transforms the experience and idea into visual form.”

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Friedman’s work has been shown in solo exhibits at the Booth Western Art Museum (Georgia), the Galleria Nacional Museum (Costa Rica), the James McNeil Whistler Museum (Massachusetts), BE Gallery and The Wired Gallery (the Hudson Valley, NY), and in numerous solo shows in NYC including the Artifact Gallery, Prince Street Gallery, and Noho Gallery, and was selected by the U.S. Department of State Art-In-Embassies Program for the U.S. embassies in Djibouti (East Africa), and in Colombo (Sri Lanka. She is represented in many corporate and private collections throughout the country.

All the works are for sale, and the artist will donate 30% of all purchases to Reeves-Reed Arboretum.

Reeves-Reed Arboretum is located at 165 Hobart Avenue.