Where would we be if we didn’t have plants? Plants are undeniably important to every living creature on Earth. Food, shelter, health, culture and art are all dependent on the use of plants, both in tangible and figurative ways.
Buds, Booms & Berries is a multi-disciplinary exhibit highlighting the Everhart Museum’s scientific collections and its historic Twining Herbarium, ethnographic materials depicting plants and trees, and contemporary art reflecting how botanicals impact today’s societies and mindset. Plants are an important element of the world’s ecosystem, producing oxygen, consuming carbon dioxide, providing nourishment and aesthetic inspiration, as well as function for human and animal shelter and tools around the world. Plants are also some of the earliest living things as represented by fossils in the Everhart Museum’s permanent collection.
Lenders to the exhibit include the Lackawanna Historical Society, Luzerne County Historical Society, and Lycoming County Historical Society.
Unique elements of the project include an ephemeral wall drawing by Gabrielle Senza and a outdoor Pollinator Garden with plants donated by The Lands at Hillside Farms.
Buds, Booms & Berries will be on display through December 31, 2011 in the Maslow Galleries of the Everhart Museum and is available to visitors during regular museum hours. Funding in part is provided by Gertrude Hawk Chocolates, Inc.