A10 Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Zionsville Times Sentinel
Library hosts designer,
author April 25
The beauty of a garden has
client, Hayward will spend
never been more evident
several hours talking with
than at the home of
homeowners and walking
Impressionist painter Claude
their property. He encourages
Monet. Situated at Giverny,
the homeowner to share her
just north of Paris, Monet’s
own experience and wishes
gardens were created with a
for the garden. Using fine art
classic and serene Japanese
is one way to ease the conver-
garden design, and graced
sation forward to a fruitful
with beautiful water lilies,
flowering wisteria, weeping
“For me, the most interest-
willows, bamboo woods, and
ing part of garden design is
a Japanese-design bridge.
art in zionsville
gaining the trust and confi-
Monet’s most famous and
dence of the client,” Hayward
frequent subject matter were
said. “I want him to see him-
water lilies, the center of a
“The whole thing was com-
self in the garden with his
series of 250 oil paintings
prised of trees selected specif-
friends, children and grand-
that captured the lilies in var-
ically for their winter silhou-
children because when you
ious light at various times of
ette,” Hayward said. “We also
make the design process per-
day. Monet lived and painted
planted, on the diagonal, 28
sonal, then the garden has a
at Giverny until his 1926
Empire Apple trees in Nolan’s
soul and a heart.”
death. Now 500,000 visitors
orchard. We did very little
When beginning a garden
each year visit the gardens
with color because Nolan’s
design, multiple elements
,which are open seven
main interest was in the linear
come into play. Since the
months of the year.
aspects of his garden.”
house is considered a gar-
Gordon Hayward, a
One of the most important
den’s center, Hayward con-
nationally recognized garden
conversations that Hayward
siders the number of windows
designer and author of 10
had during that year of prepa-
and doors, for example.
garden design books, will
ration was with garden
These factors, Hayward says,
discuss how to exemplify the
Marco Polo
generate “sight lines” for the
merging of fine art and gar-
garden paths. The paths are
den design at the Hussey-
“He told me that all good
the next step. Should they be
Mayfield Memorial Public
garden designers start with
curved or straight? Where
Library at 2 p.m. Saturday,
art,” Hayward said. “This
should they lead?
April 25.
helps to train the designer’s
Once the paths are identi-
Hayward believes a natu-
fied, he moves onto the lawn,
ral symmetry exists between
The challenge, Hayward
its shape and relation to the
the principles of fine art and
says, is to use our eyes
other elements. Trees are
garden design. So when the
instead of relying on our
another consideration, as the
Museum of Fine Arts in
bodies — our legs, arms, and
major “plants” in the garden.
Boston invited him to create
The last element of the design
a lecture series for its Art in
“I want people to think
process, Hayward says, is the
Bloom event, Hayward stud-
about the garden in terms of
color palette. A look at
ied pairs of fine art images
art,” Hayward said. “My
Monet’s water lilly paintings
and world famous gardens as
goal is to communicate gar-
brings home the importance
the foundation for his lec-
den design knowledge by
of color in garden design.
ture. He also talked to artists
engaging my audience. Only
In garden design today, the
throughout the United States,
after you engage an audi-
mantra, Hayward says, is low
including Richard Schmid, a
ence, I believe, do they actu-
maintenance gardens. In
portrait and landscape
ally learn.”
addition, there’s a growing
painter who taught Hayward
Developing each garden
interest in sustainable gar-
his own sequence of painting
style is a unique process
dens. Hayward has clients
which, in turn, Hayward
which is based totally on the
who’ve asked him for gar-
used to create the rubric for
land, the home and homeown-
dens with edible landscapes,
designing a garden based on
er’s individual style, Hayward
for example.
fine art styles.
Call 873-3149 for reserva-
Hayward also worked with
“My job is to bring the
tions for this free program,
Kenneth Nolan, a North
house, the site, and homeown-
sponsored by for the event are
Carolina color abstract artist,
ers into a seamless whole,”
Friends of the Library, the
with whom Hayward devel-
Hayward said. “The actual
Boone County Master
oped a garden design for his
design process comes from
Gardeners, The Village
farm in Vermont. They
understanding a homeowner’s
Garden Club, Zionsville Arts
developed a garden that was,
style, by looking at the design,
Initiative, The SullivanMunce
Hayward says, very linear,
artwork and colors of the
Guild, Altum’s Horticultural
much like Nolan’s painting
Center & Gardens and
In an initial meeting with a
Monart School of the Arts.
Spring exhibit now
Mahaney Gallery of
compositions in a variety of
open at Kellar Gallery
Contemporary Fine Art, 270
media that reflect the energy
A seasonal exhibit with a
S. Main St.
and inspiration of spring,”
nature theme called “Spring
“Our artists are offering
says Lolly Schoonover,
Inside and Out” is open now
colorful, contemporary land-
gallery owner.
through May 2 at the Kellar
scapes, gardens and floral
The show includes a selec-
tion of original paintings,
pastels and fine art prints by
gallery artists Kellar
Mahaney, Tom Casalini,
Anne Tirey, Maureen Pesta,
Margy Hanson, Chuck
Kellar and Steve Rubinkam.
More information can be
found at www.kellarma-
CCA Gallery slates
reopening reception
“Fresh Faces, Fresh Spaces,”
an open house introducing new
artists and the CCA Gallery’s
newly renovated, expanded
space will take place from 5
p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday, April 3 at
the Gallery, 27 E. Cedar St.
The reception is free; all are
welcome. Call the gallery at
733-1813 for more informa-