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Ex Voto // Katie Maish // Fratelli's Cafe And Gallery

About The Show: "This body of work is about my son, Jack, and the way my husband and I brought him into the world via in vitro fertilization. The IVF process is intensive, fascinating and, while emotionally and physically exhausting, completely worth it. During this process, I thought about the fertility rituals and festivals around the world and the way they incorporate elements of the natural world into them. For instance, Hōnen Matsuri is a fertility... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Friday, August 21, 2015 | 0 comments

The Secret Life Of Trees // Miriam Oliphant // Visitor Center Gallery

About The Show:  "I love the inspiring richness of Trees. They absorb powerful earth energy, which flows through them, up and out toward the light of the heavens, as they reach for the source. Their radiance flows out to all in their presence. Unseen, magical qualities can be experienced and conjured through trees - the light and energy of the creator in its various forms. Secret worlds have long been imagined through and around trees. In this body of work, I joyfully explore... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Friday, August 21, 2015 | 0 comments

"All Things Great and Small // Show Number Two" by students of the Fred Rawlinson Atelier

    About the show: "The theme of our exhibition, All Things Great and Small is adapted from a line found in the Anglican hymn" All Things Bright and Beautiful”. The paintings that hang in this exhibition chronicle the wonderful relationship between creatures and their environment. The author of the Hymn sought to express this concept through words and music The Atelier community, as artists, seek to portray this kinship of all things not by words, but by... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Friday, April 24, 2015 | 0 comments

"Arrangements" by Amy Hartelust Fratelli's Cafe Gallery

On exhibit in Fratelli’s Cafe Gallery from August 3 - August 30  *  Please stop in and have a look even if you aren't dining! All of Amy’s paintings are a piece of eye candy—sweet and colorful. Even after the immediate blast of pleasure from seeing a bright and pretty object something about this work begs me to keep looking. Perhaps it’s that they are simple yet complex, both flat and 3-dimensional at this possible? I can feel the consideration that has gone... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Wednesday, July 23, 2014 | 0 comments

Butterfly Garden like Monet's Garden (guest post by Stephanie C. Cosby)

Right now the Butterfly Garden is a riot of color and the butterflies are out enjoying the nectar. Big banks of purple Asters, Butterfly Bushes, Lantana, Salvias...and lots of benches to sit and watch (or listen to butterfly wings!). I love that an entire garden can be created just for the butterflies. I love that in our extremely scheduled and fast lives we can head off to a remote corner of the city; which is the Butterfly Garden, at the back of the Memphis Botanic Garden, and we can just... Read More
Posted by chris cosby at Sunday, October 28, 2012 | 1 comments

Behind 'The Back 40' - Natural Garden Design (guest post by Stephanie Cosby)

If you were thinking about stopping by the Botanic Garden for a walk in the next few weeks, you will not be disappointed. Each garden or area has its special purpose, but right now (this month), there is one area not to miss! The Botanic Garden calls it The Back 40 , or among staff, 'toward the compost pile'. It's the area between the MBG side, side bank of Audubon Lake and the Butterfly Garden. You might know it as the area in the back with huge trees.  Further on, behind those trees,... Read More
Posted by chris cosby at Sunday, October 21, 2012 | 0 comments

En Plein Air

"En plein air" is a French expression which means "in the open air," and is particularly used to describe the act of painting outdoors. For centuries, artists have taken advantage of the benefits of plein air painting, drawing on the inspiration of their natural surroundings, fresh, invigorating breezes, and light conditions that are especially conducive to creating beautiful works of art. Recently, during a walk around the grounds, I happened upon a group of students with instructor Chantel... Read More
Posted by Memphis Botanic Garden at Thursday, October 18, 2012 | 0 comments


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