WRITTEN BY SARAH JACKSON, ADVANCEMENT INTERN
Join Cummer Amelia in partnership with Amelia Island Plantation Real Estate for two exciting events: the 3rd Annual Garden Walk at Amelia Island Plantation on Friday, April 7, and an Art Home Tour on Saturday, April 8.
The Garden Walk begins with a presentation by renowned Omni Chef Daven Wardynski, held at The Sprouting Project. After the presentation, guests will enjoy a garden walk of four private gardens. Art demonstrations, live music, and refreshments will be provided along the tour route. Transportation is offered, but limited. Master Gardener volunteers from the Nassau County Extension Service will be at each of the Cummer Amelia Garden Walk venues to help answer your questions. The cost for Members is $20 and $30 for Non-Members.
12:30 p.m. – Check-in at The Sprouting Project, located on Sea Marsh Road on Amelia Island, at the north end of Oak Marsh Golf Driving Range, inside Amelia Island Plantation.
1 p.m. – Presentation by Omni Chef Daven Wardynski at The Sprouting Project.
1:30 to 4 p.m. – Garden Walk of four private gardens.
Artists and musicians include:
Gretchen Williams – Gretchen loves to capture the architecture, beachscapes, landscapes, flora and fauna of Amelia Island, where she resides. Her work can be seen at The Island Art Gallery in Fernandina Beach or on her website.
Charli Leniston – Charli started with a love of clay and steel before realizing that it was time to work in more manageable mediums: acrylic and mixed media. You can view her artwork on her Facebook page.
Pam Vieser – Pam moved to Amelia Island several years ago and fell in love with the beauty of the island and its coasts, as well as the natural flora and fauna. You can see her artwork at 2nd Story Gallery & Studios and PJV Photographic Visions.
Susan Sellner – Susan uses the money acquired from the commissions of her pet portraits to help homeless animals in Nassau County. Private viewings of her complete body of work can be seen in her home studio by appointment or you can also visit her website.
Jonathan Hoyle – Using a unique mix of pop, soul, R&B and Electronica, Jonathan gives an unforgettable performance. To listen to his music, and to learn more about him, you can visit his website.
Lis Krawiecki – Ten years before retiring from her previous job as a social worker, Lis took a pottery class and hasn’t been able to get her hands out of clay since. You can view some of her work at her website.
Guests can wrap up their weekend with a complimentary self-guided Art Home Tour on Saturday, April 8, through a variety of fabulous properties. Each location will feature artwork by local artists. Begin your tour at the Amelia Island Plantation Real Estate office to pick up your map of the properties included on the tour. The office is located at the Omni Resort Amelia Island Plantation. For further information, please contact Amelia Island Real Estate at 904.277.5980.
Special thanks to our Sponsors and Community Supporters!
Sponsors: Amelia Island Plantation Real Estate; Amelia Island Artist’s Guild and Gallery at the Spa and Shops; CBC National Bank; Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort
Community Supporters: Art On Centre; Amelia Rental and Management; Amelia Styling Salon; Bijoux Amelia; Bar Zin Bistro & Wine Bar; Café Karibo; Claudia Cardinale-Watts with Coldwell Banker; 2nd Story Gallery & Studios; Crawford Jewelers, Inc.; Joseph Cutajar with Sotheby’s Realty; Island Flower and Garden; Julia Hall Interiors, Inc.; New York Nails; Quality Health; The Book Loft; The Plantation Shop; Pam and Pat Troxel with Coldwell Banker The Amelia Group; Harris Teeter; Evelyn Talman of Amelia Island