The mission of the Garden Conservancy is to save and share outstanding American gardens for the education and inspiration of the public. Gualala Arts is excited to share in this mission by sharing its grounds and amazing rock installations as part of the conservancy’s Open Days, happening across the United States.
The Garden Conservancy was founded in 1989 by renowned plantsman Frank Cabot. In partnership with garden owners, gardeners, communities, horticulturists, garden designers, and historians, the conservancy works to preserve outstanding gardens across America. Many of the gardens worked with are National Historic Landmarks or on the National Register of Historic Places.
On Saturday, May 5, Stone Foundation members and artists Kevin Carman and John Shaw-Rimmington will answer questions about their stone installations at Gualala Arts. The grounds and the 15,000 square-foot visual and performing arts center will be open for self-guided tours from 10:00am to 4:00pm and guests are invited to enjoy the natural surroundings as well as exhibits in the Burnett Gallery and Elaine Jacob Foyer.
At 1:00pm, Exec. Director, David “Sus” Susalla will give tours of the Global Harmony Sculpture Garden with highlights of the first Serge installed in the United States (a gift from the Yakut people of Sakha Republic), the Haiku Stone Path in honor and memory of artists Jane and Werner Reichhold, the Torii Gate (traditional wood archway), and the Meditation Grove in the Redwood Grove Event Area, newly-remodeled by the Stone Foundation.