Eileen Roaman, a master gardener and Springs resident who helped get the Springs Seedling program off the ground seven years ago, passed away at the age of 54 in 2013. The Seedlings are honoring her passion and commitment to them by dedicating the greenhouse in her name. Her friends artist April Gornik and landscape architect Edwina von Gal, who designed the 60- by 80-square-foot garden, are serving as art committee chairs and have gathered an art collection to rival any gallery, exhibited at Little Estia’s Kitchen in Sag Harbor.
“Eileen was very literally a ‘ground-up’ kind of person, who understood how important it is to introduce children to healthy, organic food and how to enjoy it thoroughly, as she did,” says Gornik.
Artwork by Gornik and her husband, Eric Fischl, Cindy Sherman, Dan Rizzie, Mary Ellen Bartley and more will be auctioned off during the inaugural “Eileen’s Angels” Art Auction and Garden Party on Sunday, June 28, in the garden at Estia’s Little Kitchen in Sag Harbor. For more information, go to Projectmost.com. More details here.
photo by Randee Daddona