Current Reedy Gallery Show
Spring Color Blast
April 1-June 16, 2014
A visual feast for the eyes in this remarkable collection of 19 local and national artists featuring watercolors, oils and acrylics. Spotlight artist: Andy Evansen. Scenes and vignettes of color and life celebrating the emotions and joys of the spring season. Art is for sale through the Arboretum gift store, with a portion of proceeds benefitting the Arboretum.
June 24 - Sept. 1, 2014
Over seven years, leading botanical artists from around the world were invited to paint examples of the plants and trees growing in HRH The Prince of Wales' garden at Highgrove in Gloucestershire. Addison Publications Ltd was asked by The Prince to make a limited edition publication from these watercolors and The Highgrove Florilegium is the result. This exhibit features 40 exquisite botanical art prints from the 175 numbered sets, plus one of the two volumes of the Florilegium on display.
Most recent show:
Jan. 17- March 31, 2014
A first-ever juried fine art show and sale exclusively featuring artists/members of the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum.
Experience the beauty of nature and the seasons. Enjoy the interpretations of the wonders of Minnesota, near and far. Minnesota Magic celebrates the first-ever call to Arboretum members to share their collective artistry and story in a collection of 40 paintings by 17 artists. Among them are artists who have exhibited previously in the Reedy Gallery, including Richard Krogstad, Chichi Miller and Jim Hillis. But most of the artists are debuting their work at the Arboretum for the first time.
A jury of three seasoned painters: Tom Foty, Georgia Kandico (also an instructor at Arboretum painting classes) and Joseph Wilcock awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Honorable Mentions (five) ribbons.
Enjoy eclectic interpretations of nature's beauty, outdoor landscapes and scenes by a diverse collection of painters from Minnesota, the Midwest and throughout the U.S.. Works in oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, photography and other media help deepen your Arboretum experience and add interesting perspective to your visit.
The gallery features four to five exhibits per year touching on seasonal themes. From time to time, informal tours are offered of the current exhibit or artists talks and painting demonstrations in the Great Hall or in the gardensg artists are scheduled. Exhibits are open year-round during scheduled building hours and are free with Arboretum admission. Art in the Reedy Gallery are for sale through the Arboretum Gift Store, with a portion of the proceeds from each sale directly benefitting the Arboretum.
The Arboretum is pleased to collaborate with the Wilcock Gallery of Excelsior, Minn., in curating and organizing exhibits with artists. While the Reedy Gallery has featured nature-themed art since its opening in the Oswald Visitor Center in 2005, this collaboration provides greater exposure to a broader community of artists in seasonally-themed collections.