Art Reception – The Light You Cannot See: Infrared Photography by Betsey Henkels

Join our exhibiting artist, Betsey Henkels, for a reception in the Hunnewell Lecture Hall on Saturday, October 26, 1:00-3:00pm. Exhibit runs October 25, 2019 – February 2, 2020

Betsey Henkels uses the camera to explore the world in two ways–first by noticing and appreciating objects that she might otherwise overlook, and second, by transforming ordinary scenes into prints that are compelling and unexpected. Henkels spent many hours in the Arboretum, photographing tree canopies, bark, and above ground roots in infrared. Infrared is magical and mysterious. The photographer shoots images without knowing exactly what will show up in the print.

Fall Into Health

Sunday, October 20, 10:30am-noon

Sunday, November 17, 10:30am-noon

[Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building]

Rhoda Kubrick, Arboretum Docent

Fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year to visit the Arboretum. Explore the less-traveled paths of the Arboretum on informative walks designed for enjoyment, health, and learning about this special landscape. Pause to hear about interesting plants and unique collections. Sign up for one or both! Please dress appropriately and bring water.

Woodturning Demos: The Art of the Woodturner V

October 19 – October 20, 2019

Woodturning Demonstrations:

11am, 1pm, 3pm in the Hunnewell Building;

All day on the Hunnewell Lawn

With the use of a lathe, woodturners turn out practical, functional pieces or “turn” to the purely aesthetic. Each craftsman brings their own personal artistic vision to the objects they create, and the pieces in maple, cherry, and other wood from far and near (look for work turned from Arnold Arboretum deaccessioned trees), offer a unique look at the “personality” within the wood itself. The Association of Revolutionary Turners (ART), Central New England Woodturners, Massachusetts South Shore Woodturners, as well as Harvard Woodturning students, have come together for the fifth year for this Arnold Arboretum exhibition and will bring their own creativity and technical expertise, displaying more than 60 unique pieces for utilitarian use and aesthetic enjoyment. Join us as members demonstrate their skill working the lathe throughout the weekend. Additional Woodturning exhibition in the Hunnewell Visitor Center, Oct.

Art Reception – Turning Wood: The Art of the Woodturner V

Join Arboretum staff and members of the Woodturning clubs for this evening reception. Talk to the artists about the exhibition and the wonderful work on view. Enjoy refreshments in the Hunnewell Visitor Center. Woodturning has a long history, going back to 1300 BC Egypt. Unique in relation to most woodworking, due to its use of a lathe, woodturners turn out practical, functional pieces or “turn” to the purely aesthetic.

Smartphone Photography: Capturing the Colors of Autumn

Nancy Katz, Professional Photographer

3 Wednesdays: October 16, 23, 30 1:30–3:30pm
Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building and Landscape

Capture the drama of fall, when landscapes present a vivid array of colors and the palette is most striking. Professional photographer Nancy Katz will introduce fundamental concepts of landscape photography and then teach techniques for getting the best photographs from your smartphone camera. You will capture images in dynamic color and muted shades, then learn to enhance them using a host of editing tools provided in the Snapseed App. For best results, bring your smartphone and a commitment to completing the weekly homework assignments. Class will take place indoors and out.