Exhibits and Art at the Garden
There are many ways to explore and learn about the natural world. We regularly host exhibits that help to interpret the natural world of which we are a part or that represent an artist's view of nature.
- Exhibits in the Botanical Art Gallery ↓
- Exhibits in the Pegg Exhibit Hall ↓
- SCULPTURE IN THE GARDEN Exhibition ↓
In the DeBERRY GALLERY for BOTANICAL ART & ILLUSTRATION . .
November 9 - January 5, 2014
Earth & Sky: World Without End, works by Elizabeth Ellison
Using a variety of mediums, Elizabeth Ellison's work strives to capture the singular spirit (the "inscape") of each living thing as it seeks its place within the interrelated landscapes and distinctive natural areas of the southern Appalachians . . . where she, too, has sought and established a vantage point of the North Carolina boundary of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.
Painter/papermaker Elizabeth Ellison is the owner-operator of Elizabeth Ellison Watercolors, a studio-gallery in Bryson City, NC. Her Native American heritage has strongly influenced her outlook on life as well as her artistic endeavors. She teaches workshops at a variety of institutions, including the NC Arboretum in Asheville. The quality and individuality of Elizabeth's work led to her inclusion in Fodor’s Guide to the National Parks and Seashores of the East (1994).
Submission guidelines and application for the DeBerry Gallery
In the ELEANOR SMITH PEGG EXHIBIT HALL . . .
FERNS OF THE SMOKIES
High-resolution scans of real fern specimens collected from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park by Discover Life in America, the nonprofit organization coordinating an All Taxa Biodiversity Inventory of the park.
Through December 8, 2013
Every fall the North Carolina Botanical Garden hosts an outdoor exhibition of exciting sculptures by North Carolina artists. This year, for the 25th anniversary of this dynamic exhibition, we have 44 pieces of outstanding art framed by our fall garden landscapes. Twenty-eight artists, 9 of whom are new to the show, were chosen to bring in their artwork that has been delighting visitors. Be sure to visit several times over the more than two-months-long exhibition! Read an article about the show in the Daily Tar Heel.
The juror for the 2013 invitational sculpture show was Steve Litt, art and architecture critic from The Plain Dealer (and formerly of the Raleigh News & Observer). Awards were announced at the festive opening reception on September 20th:
Best in Show Award—Mark Hewitt's Polka Vase, above left
People's Choice Award—Stan Harmon's Dionaea Muscipula Arboresque, above right
Merit Awards: Joseph Gargasz's Amulets 1 - 10 and Craig Usher's Crushed Up Wave (see link to photos, below)
There is no admission fee for visiting Sculpture in the Garden or any part of the North Carolina Botanical Garden. Please come and enjoy a self-guided tour anytime now through December 8.
It is art that makes the garden . . . and garden that makes the art. —Vikram Rao, host
Many thanks to the hosts of the 25th Sculpture in the Garden: Archie Purcell & Dorrie Casey, Lex & Ann Alexander, Munroe & Becky Cobey, Judi Brown, Jane Brown, Jefferson Holt & Kate Bottomly, and Vikram & Susan Rao.
Questions? Send a message to the curator of the show or call 919-962-0522.
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