Arts in the Garden

Photo from Arts in the Garden: Susan Corbett adds to mural

First Lady Susan Corbett joins in painting a mural by the youth arts organization Barak Inc. while Governor Tom Corbett looks over her shoulder.

Photo from Arts in the Garden: Susan Corbett adds to mural

The Governor and First Lady break into a dance while listening to the band Rayzen Kane of the Susquehanna Folk Music Society.

Photo from Arts in the Garden: Susan Corbett adds to mural

Governor and First Lady watch artist Jon Tritt working with acrylic paint.

SFMS would like to thank Rayzen Cane and Hank Imhof for representing Susquehanna Folk at the 2nd Annual "Arts in the Garden" event held at the Governor's Mansion on Sunday, June 10th, 2012. The second photo at right shows the band Rayzen Kane (Ralph Dahle, Bill Frederick, Ed Rech and Jim Richardson) with our governor and his wife.

Pennsylvania First Lady Susan Corbett welcomed hundreds of visitors to the Governor's Residence as part of the second annual "Arts in the Garden" open house, which allowed people to tour the home and gardens while enjoying the work of a variety of performing artists.

"I am excited to bring my passion for gardening and the arts together for this event," Mrs. Corbett said. "The governor and I are committed to creating opportunities for visitors to enjoy and appreciate the rich history and beauty of this residence."

"Arts in the Garden" showcased instrumental and dance performances by artists and arts organizations from the mid-state. The family-friendly event had performances and activities for kids, including a community mural that children and their families could paint together.

Participating organizations included the Art Association of Harrisburg; BARAK, Inc.; Catalano Conservatory of Music; Flamenco Tablao, Danzante Urban Arts; Gamut Theatre Popcorn Hat Players; Market Square Concerts; Survival of the Illest; Susquehanna Flute Quartet; Susquehanna Folk Music Society; and the State Museum of Pennsylvania.

Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Dauphin County volunteered their time to offer tips on growing and caring for roses. Visitors also learned how to make products from roses such as potpourri, linen spray and tea.

"Arts in the Garden" kicks off the series of "Second Sunday" events planned through September 2012. Visitors are invited to explore the Governor's Residence gardens from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Each event will highlight a specific theme and feature outdoor, family-friendly activities.

For more information, visit or call 717-787-1965.

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Funding Acknowledgments

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The Susquehanna Folk Music Society (SFMS) is supported by our members and many generous organizations.

Funding is provided by the Cultural Enrichment Fund and by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, administered locally by the Cultural Alliance of York County.

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