Part One | Learning by Seeing – Arthur Joura
What greater purpose does landscaping serve than keeping human beings attached to nature? For designers to achieve such a purpose, it is most desirable for them to study the natural example, and contemplate how it affects all of us. This is true whether the designed environment covers acres
or, as in the Bonsai tradition, it can be held in two hands. This program features miniature living landscapes, some depicting real places and some imaginary, but all built upon the foundation of seeing the natural example.
Part Two | Gardens in the Mind’s Eye – Patrick Chassé
Many artists have explored new ways of looking at the world and expanded on traditional ways of expressing their ideas visually. In this presentation, master designer Patrick Chassé will explore how landscape practitioners can find and use “parallel” ideas by other creative artists. He will also illustrate how art can help designers express these ideas to clients in ways that garden plans and renderings cannot equal.