The reception will feature a short presentation at 6pm about Dan Kiley in Tampa and a Tree Restoration Concept Plan for Kiley Garden by Terence Lee, Landscape Architect. Lee will share first-hand insights from his experience working under Dan Kiley in Vermont during the last two years of Kiley’s life. This influence has brought Lee to Tampa with colleagues from NAK Design Strategies to present concept drawings to inspire Tampa’s next step in the restoration of Kiley Garden – replanting trees.
“Our work at Tampa was an attempt to release people into space, to provide an experience markedly different from that of the city surround – much like the ancient Persian concept of paradise.” – Dan Kiley
The exhibition includes major publically accessible commissions including the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial in St. Louis, MO (which features the arch designed by Eero Saarinen); the Miller House and Garden in Columbus, IN (another collaboration with Saarinen and later Kevin Roche) now owned and operated by the Indianapolis Museum of Art; The Ford Foundation Atrium in New York, NY; the Art Institute of Chicago, South Garden, Chicago, IL; and Kiley Garden, which is situated right next to the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts (FMoPA) in downtown Tampa. This 3.5 acre public park (plaza) along Tampa’s Riverwalk includes the original amphitheatre and rooftop garden with geometric grid. Historic photographs of its original design will be included.
Presented by The Cultural Landscape Foundation and sponsored by The Davey Tree Expert Company and Victor Stanley, Inc.