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: Botanical Painting & Drawing at Cleveland Botanical Garden–Reveries
Oct. 8 – Nov. 17
The Botanical Painting and Drawing class has been offered at the Cleveland Botanical Garden for almost a decade. Meeting on Tuesday afternoons, students learn composition and technical skills using the Glasshouse and gardens as both subject matter and inspiration. Many of the students have been taking the class for years, honing their creativity with guidance from long-time instructor Susan Gray Bé.
For many students, their time in class is chance to unwind and find peace with the support of their creative peers.
“I find freedom and solace during the moment in space and time when my eye, my mind, and my hand are focused on my attempt to depict what I see,” said student Teresa Berzinskas . Mary Lou McNally has claimed that these classes are “soul food for the artist.”
Come see some of the beautiful work that the students have been producing over the years, and select prints are for sale in the Garden Store. Please join us for an opening reception on Sunday, Oct. 13 from 3 – 5pm.