Oldfield Terrace dedicated in Mark Zelonis’ name

The Indianapolis Museum of Art and the IMA Horticultural Society celebrated the dedication of the Oldfield Terrace in honor of Mark Zelonis. Zelonis retired in 2015 after nearly 20 years as theĀ Ruth Lilly Deputy Director of Environmental & Historic Preservation.

The scene June 29, 2017 recalled the first time the horticultural society’s fund raiser for gardens and grounds projects in the 1970s.

 

IMA Horticultural Society President Ann Hathaway starts the program to honor Mark Zelonis. (C) Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

IMA staffers, hort soc members and others lined up to celebrate the naming of the Oldfield Terrace in honor of Mark Zelonis. (C) Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

Charles Venable, Melvin & Bren Simon Director and CEO of the Indianapolis Museum of Art, reviews manh of Mark Zelonis’ accomplishment when he was the Ruth Lilly Deputy Director of Environmental & Historic Preservation. Mark retired in 2015. http://www.indystar.com/story/life/home-garden/2015/12/18/hoosier-gardener-mark-zelonis-retires-ima/77558912/

Jonathan Wright, Ruth Lilly Deputy Director for Horticulture and Natural Resources, thanks Mark Zelonis for building such a great horticulture staff at the IMA. (C) Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

Chad Franer, director of horticulture at the IMA, shares personal thoughts about his former boss, Mark Zelonis. (C) Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

Mark Zelonis thanks the IMA Horticultural Society for its support of the horticulture department and the gardens and grounds. (C) Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp

Sally Zelonis eyes the camera. (C) Jo Ellen Meyers Sharp