A Different View: Mixed Media Paintings by Jodi Reeb
January 8 - March 11
Reeb is exhibiting mixed-media paintings using photographs of pollinator-friendly plants taken at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum "from the bee's perspective". These paintings are created with Encaustic paint (molten beeswax with pigment added) and photographic collages with have the luminosity of wax while maintaining the graphic nature of photography. Jodi developed this new body of artwork after researching how to support bees in Minnesota.
"Working with beeswax as my primary painting medium has me very concerned about the recent decline of the pollinator population. There are over 400 species of native bees in Minnesota and pollinators are declining at alarming rates due to lack of habitat and pesticide use."
This installation of paintings is a way to celebrate our region's unique pollinator diversity and our individual and collective responsibility to ensure that future generations get to experience fields of wildflowers abuzz with pollinators.
Visit Jodi's Website here.
Spring Sightings: MN Watercolor Society 2019 Spring Juried Exhibition
March 21 - May 1, 2019
Info Coming Soon!
Out of the Woods - Celebrating Trees in Public Gardens, the ASBA/NYBG Third Triennial
May 9 - Aug. 13, 2019
This juried traveling exhibition features forty-four artworks, from artists from all over the country, and depicts one of the planets most important and beautiful resources. These tree subjects have been found in botanical gardens and arboreta throughout the US and around the world. A central goal with the exhibition is to highlight the role botanical gardens and arboreta play in educating the public about trees and their ecological and utilitarian roles, as well as the research/scholarship they do in these areas. However, artists also respond aesthetically to these inspiring subjects, and have depicted anything from seedpods to branches and bark to an entire forest floor.
This exhibition is brought to you with generous support from Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library.
Worldwide Botanical Art Day:
"Botanical Art Worldwide" Lecture by Carol Woodin & "Out of the Woods" Botanical Art Exhibition Opening Celebration
Sat., May, 18, 2019
For more info and registration, click here.