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The Nature Photography Garden in Winter - guest post by Deb Foehring

   All is still…or is it? Walk through the Nature Photography Garden in winter and you might not think there is much going on, but a closer look will reveal that, in fact, a great deal is happening. The birds know this, as do a myriad of small mammals. As you enter the garden, the grasses and sedges along the path are golden and rusty brown, their green, photosynthetic pigments decomposed and their matter and energy stored in roots until next spring. Weakened stems... Read More
Posted by Bonnie Grosshans at Monday, December 22, 2014

"Fire In The Delta" by Kathryn Daniel in the Visitors Center Gallery

Kathryn explained to me that her work is expanding out of the fire paintings into some new territory. Some of this work is green and looks at the fields in the seasons before burning. This may be spring and summer or harvest time...it may look at the plants or the creatures and people that inhabit these rural landscapes. The artist talks about being inspired by master's renditions of the landscape, specifically Rousseau. (ps. The actual painting above has a blue sky, pardon the gallery... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Eagle Project - guest post by Matthew Scott Roberts

     For my Eagle Scout Project I built an outdoor classroom at the Memphis Botanic Garden to replace one which had to be removed when the new stage was built. It is now called the 'Woodland Classroom.' I designed and built six benches and a table out of Red Cedar. The benches and the table were built to accommodate children who come to the Memphis Botanic Garden for field trips. In addition to the benches and tables, my crew and I cleared the site, lined the area with... Read More
Posted by Bonnie Grosshans at Friday, December 12, 2014

Recent Landscapes by Elizabeth Garat at Fratelli's Cafe Gallery

About the show in the artist's words:    “Recent Landscapes” includes both small alla prima plein air paintings and larger studio paintings. The scenes are from here and from excursions to Italy and France.  Landscape painting lingo: plein air = painted on location from direct observation alla prima=  painted in one 2-3 hour session Paintings made en plein air, alla prima are by necessity small.  About the artist: ... Read More
Posted by Stephanie Cosby at Wednesday, December 10, 2014

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