NYBG + CADILLAC: MEET THE MAKER

Ray Villafane talks making the switch from teaching to world-traveling pumpkin sculptor.

NEW YORK BOTANICAL GARDEN'S YOUNG GARDEN CIRCLE + CADILLAC PRESENT AN EVENING WITH RAY VILLAFANE.

NYBG partnered with Arizona-based sculptor Ray Villafane for an excellent experiential walk through haunted woods. Villafane's spooky scarecrow sculptures came to life as we (bravely) wandered down the path from one sculpture to the next. Following the wooded adventure, Villafane (a former teacher) discussed his regret-free decision to leave teaching school children behind, and become a full-time sculptor.

Alexander Wang Ball Chain Pajama Pants and Abby Fur Sandals.

Mini wooden chairs, wearing Alexander Wang jacket, pants and sandals. Vintage earrings.

 

SCARECROWS: FROM THE HEARTLAND TO HORROR

Click through the gallery below for a look inside NYBG + Ray Villafane's exhibit in the Adventure Garden and haunted trail... if you dare.

 

Want more NYBG? Visit, Scarecrows & Pumpkins, now through October 30th.