ARTservancy began in September of 2018 and has now grown to include partnerships with five conservation organizations within southeastern Wisconsin. In this program, artist residents create a body of artwork inspired by the property or properties they have selected, culminating in a month-long exhibition at Gallery 224 in Port Washington.
Tall Pines Conservancy was delighted to host photographer Frankie Garr, whose residency focused on Oconomowoc River Conservancy Park, Koepke Farm, Serenity Farm and Camp Quad. Frankie’s exhibit was held in July 2022.
According to Frankie, she chose TPC because of our watershed approach to land conservation, which includes the protection of local farmland and preserves, as well as a commitment to improving water quality in lake country.
“It feels part of who I am. My father had a 40-acre maple syrup farm in upstate Pennsylvania and simply loved being outside. I think his farming roots rubbed off on me. I enjoyed working with TPC, serving the mission to preserve and protect the heritage of farmland, water resources and natural open spaces in the area.
By using my gifts to observe and capture, I strived to awaken awareness for others who may or may not realize the treasures we have and the responsibility to preserve them for future generations.”
Frankie has a unique connection with TPC – she had a 30-plus year career with Quad and had the opportunity to walk the trails of Camp Quad.