VISITORS CENTER GALLERY
Beauty in a War Torn World
March 3 - 31
On display in the Visitors Center Gallery during regular Garden hours. Beauty in a War Torn World is a compelling collection of visually strong photos and artwork curated by local Southern historian and professor of history at Arkansas State University, Sarah Wilkerson Freeman. This multi-faceted exhibit includes photographs from the Japanese internment camp at Rohwer, Arkansas, in the midst of WWII. At the heart of this collection is the story of a Memphis woman, Floy Hanson, who found Japanese artist and camp resident Henry Sugimoto capturing life behind barbed wire through his paintings. In a time when Japanese-America citizens were not allowed cameras inside the camps, the unlikely pair took Sugimoto’s paintings public, in a courageous, multi-cultural civil rights action that led to photographer Paul Faris being allowed to take photographs in the Rohwer camp. Approximately 30 of Faris’ black and white photographs will be featured in this current exhibit, which has shown in San Francisco, at Hendrix College, and at Arkansas State University. The exhibit also features never-before-displayed images of letters, diaries, furniture designs, and watercolors created by Ms. Hanson. This multi-cultural, Memphis-centric but internationally-significant exhibit appropriately coincides with Women’s History Month.
Opening reception March 5, 2-4 p.m. Admission is free to the public.
FRATELLI'S CAFE GALLERY
Marty Fath Art Show
February 3-March 30
Open to the public and free to view in Fratelli's Cafe Gallery Monday-Saturday 11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Marty Fath is an artist of the traditional style. She primarily paints still lifes, landscapes, and florals, bringing these subjects to canvas in soft, pleasant tones. Her work is meticulous and unhurried, as she finds her painting an engrossing source of relaxation.
All exhibited work for sale. Call 636-4100 for information.
The Fratelli's Cafe Gallery monthly art exhibits are on display in Fratelli's Cafe Gallery during cafe hours. Monday - Saturday 11:00 am - 2:00 pm. We love for you to stop in and have a look even if you are not dining at the cafe! If you want to give the artist feedback don't hesitate to find the art event posting on Memphis Botanic Garden's Facebook page and post your comment. We are happy to connect you with the artist and pass your feedback along. Enjoy!
All exhibited pieces are available for purchase, with a portion of proceeds directly benefiting the garden's art, education and horticulture programs.