Current & Upcoming Exhibits
FELLOWS RIVERSIDE GARDENS
D.D. and Velma Davis Education & Visitor Center
Hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
4/17 – 6/28
Colorscapes by Christine Ries
Through her floral and landscape paintings, Christine Ries takes you on a journey of color exploration. Her luscious palette of color will dazzle the senses and give you a greater appreciation of the natural world around you.
Meet the Artist: April 19 | 1-3 pm
7/3 – 10/4
The Joy of Wildlife by Tom Antonishak
Mill Creek MetroParks is proud to welcome back Tom Antonishak to the Weller Gallery. Such an immensely talented artist and one whose paintings and sculptures can be seen throughout the Mahoning Valley. Tom’s Mill Creek MetroParks connections include: “the Morning Glory Fountain” in Fellows Riverside Gardens; his painting, “Seasons” and his illustrations were provided for signage in the Newport Wetlands boardwalk signs; and “Along the Bluebird Trail” painting of MetroParks Farm is featured in the Administration Office lobby. Tom was the first artist to exhibit in the Weller Gallery in 2001. This current exhibit demonstrates the challenges of the research it takes to learn the animal’s habitat. It brings the viewer’s attention to the wonder and beauty of nature and how fragile it is becoming.
Meet the Artist: 8/9 | 1 -3 pm
10/10 – 1/3
A Love Affair with Nature, recent works by Thomas Harwood, by Tom Harwood
Exploring the relations between light and color in landscape paintings defines Harwood’s approach to painting. The result is a feast for the viewer, in watercolors and oils, as they are drawn into each painting making the viewer decide whether they would open the gate, enter the clearing or walk down the path.
Meet the Artist: Sunday, 11/8 | 1 – 3 pm
Fellows Riverside Gardens – Outdoor Gallery
Experience another level of Fellows Riverside Gardens in the Outdoor Gallery. View original works from local artists whose displays range from steel to wood to topiary. Enjoy the art experience in nature through all the seasons.
Mill Creek MetroParks History
Fellows Riverside Gardens – Melnick Museum
The Melnick Museum offers the visitor a peek into the unique history of Mill Creek MetroParks. Look back and discover how Volney Rogers garnered property and how that land has grown into Mill Creek MetroParks. Learn about the generosity of Elizabeth Fellows that was the beginning of Fellows Riverside Gardens. And take time to learn about the early days of McGuffey and his boyhood homestead located in Coitsville and now known as the McGuffey Wildlife Preserve.