“Conifer Paradise in Sherman” by Jeff Ginsburg Virtual Talk October 22, 2020 7pm Great Hollow Invitational Art Show, September 18 – October 28, 2020

The Sherman Library | October 16, 2020


As part of the Great Hollow Invitational Art Show at the Sherman Library, Jeff Ginsburg  is presenting a virtual talk on “Conifer Paradise in Sherman”.  Ginsburg, a noted local photographer, shares his experiences in one of the country’s most poetic private tree gardens, located in Sherman.  The “Peter’s Opus” conifer garden was designed and maintained by Dr Peter Rostenberg and his wife Susan, whose Conifer Photo “Reproduction” is part of the Great Hollow Invitational Art Show.  The paintings and photographs in the art show will be on display at the Sherman Library from September 18 – October 28, 2020.  The Virtual talk is Thursday, October 22, 2020 at 7pm.  Contact Ablake@biblio.org to register for the talk.

The conifer trees, all cone bearing, are an arboreal sculpture park created four decades ago by Dr. Peter Rostenberg, who practiced Internal Medicine in New Fairfield, CT for over 40 years, retiring March 2020.  Using clippers, chainsaws, shovels and more, he has created a garden that is like a world class symphony.  As he and his wife Susan prepare to leave their special place, they offered Ginsburg a rare opportunity to photograph and video their amazing property.

Through Ginsburg’s eye, see how the trees’ personalities meld to create a symphony in a gentle landscape like no other. See why the American Conifer Society has frequently featured Rostenberg’s creation. Hear about its creation involving four chainsaws, a retired Swedish landscape architect, and more.

Ginsburg grew up in Danbury , has a bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering at Duke University and a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering at Washington University St. Louis and then worked in Boston as a biomedical engineer in research and development. Later he moved to Manhattan to create a reporting system at Morgan Stanley. But his love has always been photography. “ I believe every photo must have an emotional impact” says Ginsburg when asked what his guiding principle has been throughout his years of photography especially capturing nature.

For more information about the show and the Sherman Library, visit:  www.shermanlibrary.org