As intimate as it is inspiring, the Garden’s 2nd floor Guren Art Gallery features regularly changing works by local and national artists in many media. The only common link from exhibit to exhibit is artistic inspiration taken from the botanical and natural worlds. Painting, photography, and occasionally sculpture and nontraditional media forms and even student work, have all been on display here over the years.
Now Exhibiting: Paintings by Gunter Schwegler
Jan. 18 – March 1
Gunter Schwegler, a Cleveland Heights-based fiber artist who specializes in silk painting, has been showing his work regularly at the Cleveland Botanical Garden for over 15 years. His approach to painting on silk is the same as one would approach a canvas – layering colors and details to create patterns. The difference is that silk is an unforgiving medium; as there is no way make changes or cover up after a color has been added. Gunter finds inspiration everywhere – in nature, buildings, machines, dreams, light and shadow. His recent work includes framed silk paintings, wearable art, banners, lamp shades, home furnishing and public art. Gunter’s work has been sold in numerous galleries and cultural institutions. He has been commissioned for both public and private spaces and has taught classes at the grade school, college and community levels.