Weird, Wild, & Wonderful

Through May 17, 2015

What: Weird, Wild & Wonderful: The Second New York Botanical Garden Triennial
Who: Curated by the American Society of Botanical Artists
When: Through May 17, 2015
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Reedy Gallery

Akebia Quinata by Candace Aburdene
Illustration of Akebia Quinata by Candace Aburdene

Weird, Wild & Wonderful, The Second Triennial New York Botanical Garden Exhibition, curated by the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) at the invitation of the Garden, features 47 artworks of botanical oddities and curiosities, by ASBA artists from Australia, Canada, India, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States. These include three Minnesota artists – Nancy Gehrig (St. Paul), Linda Powers (Minneapolis), and Denise Walser-Kolar (Rochester).

Artists prepared for three years, seeking out and portraying plants they considered weird, wild, and wonderful.

The ASBA exhibition will be on view at the  from February 6 through May 17, 2015. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, February 12, featuring a talk entitled “Today’s Botanical Artists and Plants at Risk,” by Carol Woodin, ASBA’s Director of Exhibitions, followed by a gallery tour.

Co-sponsored by the Friends of the Andersen Horticultural Library and the Great River Chapter of the American Society of Botanical Artists.

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