Topiary sculptures on display at Fellows


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YOUNGSTOWN

The topiary works of local artist Mike Gibson are now on display at Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave., on the West Side.

Gibson has used his self-taught skills in topiary – the art of trimming trees or shrubs into ornamental shapes – to create

a series of whimsical living sculptures on the gardens’ grounds.

The free exhibit is titled “A Diamond in the Rough,” which is a nod to Fellows 60th anniversary celebration. It is being displayed now through Dec. 31.

A Meet the Artist session will take place Aug. 12 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the gazebo at Fellows Riverside Gardens.

For information, call Fellows at 330-740-7116.

Gibson’s landscape work can be seen throughout the Mahoning Valley at local businesses and private residences.

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