Cafe Gallery
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Autumn Falls by Al WhitakerAnnual APS Show and Sale
Jan. 11-April 8, 2018

The annual Arboretum Photographers Society (APS) juried show and sale, titled "APS 2018 Minnesota Great" features images from throughout Minnesota. Visitors to the Cafe Gallery can immerse themselves in the best the state has to offer from waterfalls to caves, sweet goslings to long-forgotten architecture. In each case, the images attracted the votes of jurors - and professional photographers and instructors - Laurie Hernandez and Rikk Flohr. They judged the pieces on composition, subject, lighting and impact to the viewer. In the end, they selected 30 images with the top four achieving destinctive honors.

Final results are:

Best of Show - "Autumn Falls by Al Whitaker (pictured at left)
Gold - "Zen Reeds" (pictured in right-hand content)
Silver - "Great Grey Owl" by Karen Blenker
Bronze - "Winter Sunrise at Lutsen" by Mark Paulson
Honorable Mention - "Ancestral Pier" by Michael Borg; "Prairie Sunrise" by Al Whitaker and "Niagra Cave" by Eric Wischmann

Immediate Past Exhibit:

Breezy 'n Mild by Marla MullaneySupporting Local:
The Artists of Carver County Consortium
Nov. 30, 2017-Jan. 7, 2018

Supporting local has become commonplace regarding food, why not art too!  This show aims to connect artists to visitors at the MN Landscape Arboretum in order to showcase talent in our own backyard. A variety of mediums will be on view supporting the Consortium's mission to strengthen our community through the arts and cultivate the arts through the community!

Pictured: Breezy 'n Mild by Marla Mullaney

Zen Reeds by Michael Borg

Zen Reeds by Michael Borg, part of the current Cafe show.

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.