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.
Viewpoints Paintings and Drawings
Nov. 10-Jan. 9, 2023
Experience the diversity of the Minnesota landscape through the engaging paintings and drawings of Andrew Wykes and Holly Newton Swift — with sources of inspiration ranging from a small urban park in the Twin Cities (Wykes) to the northern wilderness of Minnesota (Newton Swift). Through drawings, watercolor, oil and acrylic, Wykes notes the interchange of natural and human influence that an unassuming urban place offers. In contrast, Newton Swift takes on the natural forms of solitary trees, rocks and the timeless flow of water, working with charcoal, pastels and oil paints.
This exhibit is included with gate admission, which is free for members; $15 for non-members ages 16 and older; and free for ages 15 and younger.
Artist Meet & Greet
Noon-2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, Reedy Gallery
On Saturday, Nov. 12, from noon to 2 p.m. attend an Artist Meet & Greet to chat face-to-face with the Andrew Wykes and Holly Newton Swift and learn about their inspiration and processes with a presentation at 12:30 p.m.