Press Release

Art Adventures: “A Garden Writer’s Journey”

This month’s “Art Adventures” program at the Blue Hill Public Library will be a world-wide visual journey to many beautiful gardens. Blue Hill summer resident and writer Paula Deitz will take participants on this journey, sharing her travels from Britain, Jerusalem, and India to Japan and back to the United States. Her talk, “A Garden Writer’s Journey,” is based on her “extensive travels and a great adventure of continual discovery, not only of the artful beauty of individual gardens but also of the intellectual and historical threads that weave them into patterns of civilization.”

Paula is the editor of the Hudson Review, and frequent contributor to Architectural Review, Gardens Illustrated, and the New York Times. In her book Of Gardens: Selected Essays, published in 2010 she covers individual landscape architects, including Beatrix Farrand and Frederick Law Olmstead, and features an array of parks, public places and gardens.

The “Art Adventures” series will continue on the 4th Thursday of September and October, spotlighting swing music and operetta respectively, complete with live performances. No registration is required for any of these programs. For more information, contact the library, 374-5515.