March 15 through April 29, 2012
Artist's Reception / Sunday, March 18, 4 to 6 pm (free)
From the pale green corkscrew tendril of vine depicting hope and promise to a beetle-chewed leaf edge that portends death and decay, contemporary botanical artists employ both art and technical mastery in their work. The Garden Path illustrates a story of consistency and change in our world through plants. With references ranging from wild spaces, to historic gardens, to contemporary urban "greenspaces", this show uses botanical art to help us understand our place in the world.
The Garden Path contains works by members of the Botanical Art Society of the National Capital Region (BASNCR), and is curated by botanical artist Marcia DeWitt.
Gallery Talk with Karen Coleman: The Path of Botanic Art
Sunday, April 1 at 4 pm
Karen Coleman, teacher at the Brookside Gardens School of Botanical Art & Illustration, will give an illustrated overview of the evolution of botanical art, use the works in the show as examples, and discuss inspiration and process in her own work. Free.
201 Prince Street, Alexandria, Va 22314
703.548.0035 / nvfaa.org