The Inaugural Jean Switzler Memorial Garden Art Installation featuring readings from the Secrets of the Garden community writing project almost caused an earthquake in the Catskills due to the immensity of creative expression. Thanks to everyone who contributed their blazing, brilliant, silly, heart-wrenching, and poignant thoughts, poems, and stories. It was quite a thrill to be part of the scintillating shindig alongside presentations by so many accomplished artists and writers somehow nestled in our little town, including Bill and Mary Buchen, Lynne Thermann, Scott Woolsey, Jenny Lee, Patricia Eakins, Peter Martin, Joerg Madlener, Les Stone, Steve Ellis, Anne Marie Kramer, Pat Wellington, and Ed Mues.
Lots of pages in the Secrets of the Garden journals still need your words, so stop by the garden through Columbus Day and keep the entries coming.
Here are a few pictures capturing just a sliver of the stirring work and plate-shifting moments.