Thursday, February 7, 2013

Art Exhibits

Art Exhibits
at The State Botanical Garden of Georgia’s
Visitor Center Gallery – Spring 2013
2450 South Milledge Avenue, Athens - – 706/542-1244
The public is invited to the free opening receptions.
through March 3:
Women on Paper: Lauren Kerbelis, Gail Smith, Caroline Swanson, Nancy Schultz, Karen Banker, Lillie Morris and Ingrid Hofer
Women on Paper is a small group of professional artists from Augusta, Georgia. They have been gathering weekly since 1989 to paint en plein air using a variety of media on paper. The purpose of the group is to celebrate the individual creative spirit while providing each other with encouragement and support.
Each contributes her own unique way of looking at the world while the support of the group encourages this special voice.
March 10 thru April 28; opening reception, Sunday, March 10, 2-4 pm
Margaret Walsh Best: Balancing Act: Invasive Alien Plants
Margaret Walsh Best is a watercolorist and art educator visiting the Garden from St. John’s, Newfoundland. This exhibition is part of a national and international tour.  Margaret was recently honored with a lifetime membership in the Art Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. In 1999, Margaret’s work was chosen to create “Flowers of Hope”, a poster used in a fundraising campaign by the Canadian Cancer Society. While at the Garden, Margaret will offer a one day workshop and work with children, inspiring her students to study their subject matter,” to get up close and personal allowing for a greater appreciation of its intricacies”. 
May 12 – June 30, Opening reception May 12, 2:00-4:00
David Foster: Floral Wonders
David has been exploring photography for over 40 years. “My images are created as an ongoing celebration of the extraordinary beauty to be discovered in the natural world around us – beauty that lies in the delicate glint of a dewdrop, the glory of a waterfall, or the sweep of a radiant sunrise.” David has an image in the Atlanta Celebrates Photography exhibit in the Atrium Gallery at the Atlanta airport and was recently selected Artist in Residence at Cheraw State
Park in South Carolina.

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