Reedy Gallery

Current Exhibits

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

Upcoming Exhibits

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

The Reedy Gallery

The Reedy Gallery, established through the generosity of Darwin and Geri Reedy, offers eclectic interpretations of nature's beauty, outdoor landscapes and scenes by talented, award-winning artists with roots in Minnesota. Works in oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic and other media add nature-inspired artistry to engage visitors in exploring the beauty and wonders of the outdoors at the Arboretum.

Subscribe to info on art exhibit openings, Meet the Artist and gallery events from curator Wendy DePaolis at depao008@umn.edu.

Typically, four to five fine art exhibits are presented each year, touching on seasonal themes and explorations. Informal tours are offered weekly by trained volunteer docents and staff. Often, artists talks and painting demonstrations are scheduled in the Great Hall or in the gardens to round out the exhibit. Reedy Gallery exhibits are open year-round during Visitor Center hours and are free with Arboretum admission. 

Art in the Reedy Gallery is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds from each sale directly benefitting the Arboretum as well as helping to support the local arts community.  Purchases can be made through the Arboretum Gift Store

The Arboretum is pleased to work with the local arts community in curating and organizing exhibits  Please contact arts curator, Wendy DePaolis at  depao008@umn.edu if you are interested in showing your work as part of a future exhibit.