Cafe Gallery
FREE with Arboretum Admission

Now Open

Young Fancy Shawl Dancer

"Dancing Among the Wildflowers" with featured artist James D. Fletcher

Aug. 4-Oct. 1, 2017

The colors, textures, rhythms and movements of Jim Fletcher's Native American dancers unite harmoniously with the alluring varieties of Minnesota's wildflowers.  Treated  with spontaneity, Fletcher attempts to express his inner reactions to his subjects rather than portray them as detailed illustrations.

Fletcher was invited to pictorially record the dances of several Native American dancers in Minnesota and North Dakota. His decision to pair Minnesota's exquisite Native plants with the incredible regalia of  Native American dancers creates an unforgettable beauty and rhythm which takes the viewer on a sensational journey.

At left: "Young Fancy Shawl Dancer".

Meet the Artist Reception

Sunday, Aug. 27
1-3 p.m., Cafe Gallery
Free with gate admission

Meet artist Jim Fletcher, with remarks from Jim beginning at 1:30. Look at his works, learn about his inspiration and listen to his stories. Refreshments will be provided.

All proceeds from the sale of art pieces go to support the Arboretum and the local Artist Community. Jim Fletchert's Prints and Cards are available for sale in the Gift & Garden Store.

Coming Soon

"Moran and Pavett: Finding Peace in Nature"
Oct. 6-Nov. 26, 2017

Nature is filled with strength, resilience, beauty and mystery. Through these works, many on large canvases, the viewer becomes immersed in the nourishing aspects of nature. Taylor Moran, a recent fine arts graduate, is paired with Ken Pavett who has been practicing his art for decades. For this exhibit, both rely on the awe-inspiring expression of nature to fuel their creativity.

Emerging Artists Show
Nov. 30, 201-Jan. 7, 2018

Annual APS Show and Sale
Jan. 11-April 8, 2018

Immediate Past Exhibit:

June 2-July 30, 2017

"Breathing Classical Life Into Today's Art: Works from the Atelier Studio Program of Fine Art in Minneapolis"

Peaches by Laura TundelFounded by Richard Lack, the Minneapolis Atelier develops artists in the realistic painting tradition. Combining formal academic training with French Impressionist influence, these works communicate a love for the visible world. Lose yourself in the luscious colors and sculpted forms of Atelier Co-directors Dale Redpath and Cyd Wicker, teachers Christine Mitzuk and Laura Tundel along with student Brenda Ward. The beauty and harmony of these paintings will leave you feeling like you've taken a journey through Western art history integrating the values and teachings of previous centuries into these contemporary works. At left: "Peaches" by Laura Tundel.


Lambert's Loco Weed

Pictured above, "Lambert's Loco Weed" from current 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.