Trees of West Hartford was the theme of a juried community art show at the Noah Webster Library Gallery from December 2019 through February 2020. Thirty artists were represented, selected from over 110 entries. The show was co-sponsored by the WeHa Artists Emporium and featured photographs, drawings, paintings, mixed media collages and sculptures of trees with roots in West Hartford.
1st Place: Winter Birch by Ellen Darling (photo, left)
2nd Place: A Mighty Powerful Midnight Oak! by Gene Czarnecki
3rd Place: Rooted in the Earth (Elizabeth Park) by Kristen Fallon
• More than 115 written comments on the Trees of West Hartford show.
• West Hartford LIFE article on the Trees of West Hartford gallery show.
• Courant Community Spotlight article on the Gallery Show with photos.
• Hartford Courant article on our series of educational programs about trees.
Trees of West Hartford was made possible with a grant from the Thomas F. Kilfoil Memorial Bequest, West Hartford Public Library Foundation. To donate to the Foundation, click the PayPal button or see other ways to give HERE.
More rooting for trees:
A Day in the Life of Trees (The New Yorker)
West Hartford’s Amazing White Oak Tree (Hartford Courant)
Frequently Asked Questions About West Hartford Trees (Patch.com)
How Trees Talk to Each Other (TED video)
The Ruthless Side of Forests: Fungi (Quanta magazine)
Tons of Acorns? It must be a mast year (theconversation.com)
Avid tree chronicler, who recorded thousands in Connecticut, dies at 95 (Hartford Courant)
The Bristlecones Speak (The New Yorker, Jan. 20, 2020)