Cafe Gallery

Current Exhibits

Splash: An Exploration in Color

May 2 - July 7, 2019

Welcome spring at the Arboretum! A time of renewal and rebirth filled with color and light. Nature offers inspiration and hope through color at this time of year. Step inside the Cafe Gallery and experience natures' color being used is visually vibrant ways by talented artists. Broad expressive gestures, saturated hues alongside subtler methods of color and form will excite and challenge the viewer.

Upcoming Exhibits

Field Notes: The Art of Incoperating Nature

July 11 - Sept. 15, 2019field notes

Linda Snouffer, botanical printmaker, reveals a kinship with the natural world as she uses actual plants along with multiple layers of pigment infused fabric, tissue and organza to create an ethereal dimension of her work. Central Minnesota grasslands inspired her prairie landscapes; strolls through nature preserves, woodlands and her awe of natural waterways led to seascapes and shorelines influenced her. With their textural qualities, Snouffer's artworks give the viewer a transformative experience and beg the question, 'how did she do that?'

 

Related Classes & Demonstrations

Linda Snouffer Artist Demonstrations
Natural Botanic Printer

Please come to this free events for a chance to see how local artist Linda Snouffer
creates her natural botanical prints. Her artworks are on view in the Cafe Gallery and
are available for purchase.

Demonstration dates
● Monday July 15th (11am to 1pm)
● Tuesday July 23rd (11am to 1pm)
● Thursday August 8th (11am to 1pm)
● Saturday August 24th (11am to 1pm)
● Tuesday September 16th (11am to 1pm)

All demonstrations are located at the Oswald Visitor Center Balcony

We Flourish Together: A Pop Up Art Show

September 20 - October 6, 2019

Opening Reception September 19, 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Café Gallery Minnesota Landscape ArboretumInterconnected V by Sally Wagner

For a short time please come enjoy the artwork of members of the Arboretum Open Art Studio in the Cafe Gallery. The Arboretum Open Art Studio is a place for creative endeavors and is open to everyone. Artists and writers have gathered over the past four years looking for support, encouragement and camaraderie as they develop their talents. The beauty of the Arboretum brought them here in the first place, but it has been the genuine nature and beauty within its members that has drawn them closer over the seasons and years, allowing them to flourish
together. With various interests in subjects and mediums this eclectic group brings color and energy to the canvas and paper. Just as discovery is a large part of the artists’ process, please come discover the new inspired beauty within these artworks.

*Artwork: Interconnected V by Sally Wagner

Participating Artists:
 

Andrea Brosch

Margaret Chach Troldahl

Noreen Cole Wrenetta Dietz

Elizabeth Franklin

Lynne Gildensoph

Paula Len

Roslynn Long

Norma Marien

Therese Mervar

Bonnie Ronning

Vicky Stachura

Terri Urbaniak

Sally Wagner

Kay Withington

Susan Zuelke

 

Cafe Gallery

The Cafe Gallery is a second exhibit space adjacent to the Arboretum Cafe features exhibits of photography by the Arboretum Photographers Society, and special exhibits throughout the year ranging from individual artists to prints presented by the Andersen Horticultural Library from their collection of seed catalog covers or botanical prints, etc. Check this more intimate and informal space for delightful interpretations of Arboretum seasons, fanciful prints and other photography exhibits in conjunction with Arboretum seasonal exhibits and displays.

All artwork is available for sale through the Arboretum Gift Store. A portion of proceeds benefits the Arboretum.