FREE with Arboretum Admission
"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. Painting at left by Taylor Moran.
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!
Annual APS Show and Sale
Jan. 11-April 8, 2018
Immediate Past Exhibit:
"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".
Pictured above, "Music of the Spheres II" by Ken Pavett from current show.
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.