Beyond the Garden Gate Juried Art Show

Monday, Aug 20, 2018 from 9:00am to 5:00pm

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June 30 - August 25, 2018
Monday to Saturday from 9:00am-5:00pm

The South Shore Natural Science Center is pleased to announce the opening of their summer Juried Art Show “Beyond the Garden Gate”.  Artwork will be on display in SSNSC’s Vine Hall Gallery from June 30 to August 25, 2018.  The SSNSC is open Monday through Saturdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Vine Hall Gallery is a multi-use space; please call ahead for availability.

The winners will be announced at a “Meet the Artist” Reception on Wednesday, July 25 from 6-8pm.  Light refreshments will be served and the public is invited.  The reception will also include the pieces created by the plein aire painters during the 37th annual “Through the Garden Gate” Garden Tour on July 14 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This year’s tour features 9 gardens in Hanover, Scituate, and Norwell.  “In addition to the beautiful, yet traditional view of amazing local gardens,” Liz Carreiro, Chair of the Garden Tour Committee suggests that we, “head to an intriguing exhibit inside the Science Center.  Here you will have the opportunity to see flora from the viewpoint of an artist’s brain.  Enhance and expand your appreciation of our green and flowering world!”

The South Shore Natural Science Center is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the South Shore YMCA and is dedicated to educating the public about the natural and cultural environments of the South Shore.  Their mission is to provide natural science experiences that educate, excite, and commit every generation to preserve the environment and to encourage responsible use, stewardship, and enjoyment of our natural resources.  Exhibits and programs in Vine Hall Gallery are sponsored in part by a Cultural Investment Portfolio Grant from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

For additional information, please contact Hannah Woodbury, Art Show Coordinator or Chris Jacobs, Executive Director at 781-659-2559, or email hwoodbury@ssymca.org or cjacobs@ssymca.org.  The SSNSC is located at 48 Jacobs Lane, Norwell, MA.

About the South Shore Natural Science Center:
The South Shore Natural Science Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public about the natural and cultural environments of the South Shore. Our mission is to provide natural science experiences that educate, excite, and commit every generation to preserve the environment and to encourage responsible use, stewardship and enjoyment of our natural resources. The South Shore Natural Science Center is located on 30 acres surrounded by 200 acres of town conservation/recreation land consisting of meadows, woodland, and a pond. The Science Center is also home to the EcoZone – an interactive museum featuring live native animals, owl exhibits, Children’s Garden, and 6 interpretive trails. 

The South Shore Natural Science Center was started in 1962 by a group of like-minded individuals, led by Norwell’s Cap’n Bill Vinal (often referred to as the father of nature education), with the goal of providing nature programs to the youth of the south shore.

The group purchased a second-hand school bus, and aptly named it Flora, using it to conduct field trips and nature programs in the woods and ponds around the south shore. Flora was sold a few years later, as the group formed a non-profit organization and set about building the South Shore Natural Science Center into a museum and environmental education center.

Today’s Science Center offers a wide variety of nature programs for children and adults, a summer camp, nature preschool, and is home to the EcoZone exhibit hall, created with the assistance of noted wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin.

For more information on the Science Center and its programs, please visit our website at www.southshorenaturalsciencecenter.org; for information on exhibiting your work at the Science Center please contact Hannah Woodbury at (781)659-2559 or email: hwoodbury@ssymca.org