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  • Volunteers maintain ‘first gallery’ of flowers outside Krannert Art Museum

    Photo of a gardener in a sun hat with yellow flowers in the foreground.

    The splendor of Gelvin Gardens outside of Krannert Art Museum is a reflection of the original landscape design and the dedication of a group of volunteer gardeners. Even on a sweltering hot day, gardener Mary Beth Kurasek says the work is relaxing, a common theme for many of the volunteers. Led by Master Gardener Gloria Rainer, the volunteers gather to weed, prune, plant and feed the plants to keep them looking their best throughout the growing season.

    Photo by Fred Zwicky


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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Jon Seydl, email For information about Krannert Art Museum, contact Julia Nucci Kelly at


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