Photography with Chris Morgan

Saturday, November 2, 1:00–4:00pm; [Arnold Arboretum, Hunnewell Building]

In this program, professional photographer Chris Morgan will discuss his photographic interests and methods in the classroom and then move outdoors to demonstrate his techniques. Class participants will be able to learn alongside Chris, evaluating views, debating camera angles, and considering focal points in order to shoot better images. Participants should bring their preferred photographic device. 

Fee $36; Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277. When photographing, Chris draws on his background in the sciences and the humanities. He's a computer scientist as well as a musician and writer.

Compost Compendium

Conor Guidarelli, Horticulturist, Arnold Arboretum

[Arnold Arboretum, Weld Hill Building and Landscape]

Horticulturist Conor Guidarelli manages the Arnold Arboretum’s organic materials recycling area and has recently improved the production and quality of the resulting compost. Conor will discuss the components of compost and the nutrients that can be returned to a site when compost is applied. He will explain the mix of brown to green materials, moisture, and aeration. Class participants will start in the classroom and then travel to the Arboretum’s materials yard to see compost in various stages of development. Fee $30
Register at my.arboretum.harvard.edu or call 617-384-5277.

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.

2020 Lilac Sunday T-shirt Design Contest – Arnold Arboretum

Create a piece of Arnold Arboretum history…enter our contest to design the 2020 Lilac Sunday t-shirt! The Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University invites artists of all ages to submit logo designs for the Lilac Sunday 2020 T-shirt. Lilac-themed t-shirts have been a tradition for many years, and continue to be a highly anticipated and popular memento of this event. Find details at http://bit.ly/lilac-t-shirt-contest

Questions? Email arbweb@arnarb.harvard.edu

Submission deadline is January 15, 2020

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.