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.
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.
Between the Edges
July 8-Sept. 5, 2022
Join three artists deeply concerned about the plants and animals that surround us. Denise Friesen, Emily Gray Koehler and Vera Ming Wong display an exciting collective body of work that encompasses the world’s shared porous boundaries. Exploring interactions among plants, animals and fungi — and between habitats and communities — results in images that reveal natural webs that connect us all.
Sept. 8-Nov. 7
Pamela Sukhum’s paintings are inspired by her deep love of nature. Whether sitting in a cathedral of trees in the forest, getting lost in a world of vasculature on a single leaf, immersing oneself in the silky coolness water on summer day or in gazing across infinite skies at dawn, we are afforded the opportunity each day to be transported into a reality beyond concepts and ideology, bringing us back to the very truth of ourselves. It is Pamela’s wish to share this sense of discovery, joy and awe with others through her works as visual hymns in praise of Nature.