Current Reedy Gallery Show
Minnesota Masters Exhibit
Sept. 1-Dec. 31
Four of Minnesota's master painters, each with a unique painting approach, are recognized locally and nationally for their artistry and experience as art teachers.
- Kairong Liu (left) - A superb sense of color and design show in his oil and acrylic paintings. In his workshops with students, he demonstrates a painting, then asks his students to paint their version in the time remaining.
- Bruce Miller - A past winner of the National Duck Stamp competition, he is a true impressionist best known for his wildlife paintings. His yearly workshops attract students from throughout the U.S.
- Catherine Hearding - (below, right) A watercolor painter, she feels no other medium captures the transparency and ethereal quality of light like watercolor. She currently teaches at the Minnetonka Center for the Arts.
- Richard Kochenash - Trained in the classical realism style, his art has evolved to an impressionist style. A popular instructor at Hopkins Center for the Arts, Edina Art Center, Minnesota River School of Art and Atelier; and now at his Chaska studio.
Meet the Artist and Painting Demonstrations monthly in the Reedy Gallery.
Kairong Liu: Saturday, Sep. 26, 1-3 p.m.
Rich Kochenash: Saturday, Oct. 24, 1-3 p.m.
Catherine Hearding: Friday, Nov. 27, 1-3 p.m.
Bruce Miller: Saturday, Dec. 12, 1-3 p.m.
Immediate past exhibit:
Summer 2015 Exhibit: K is for Kiss Me Over the Garden Gate--A Horticultural Alphabet
May 23-August 30
"K is for Kiss-Me-Over-the-Garden-Gate" features stunning and rare printed images, from apples to zinnias--a horticultural alphabet highlights the library's special collection of vintage seed catalogs, treasured rare books and 19th-century garden magazines. Each letter is represented by a plant (A is for Apple, etc.). For each plant, three exquisite images found in the library's collections are digitized, enlarged and arrenged together on a placrd or poster. Many of the original rare books and seed catalogs are on display in the Library.
Kiss-Me-Over-the-Garden-Gate is the common name of Polygonum Orientale. This hard-to-find heirloom plant features chans of dark pink flowers that droop from 6-9 foot stems. Seed for this unusual plant can be purchased at the Arboretum Gift Store.
Presented by the Andersen Horticultural Library
Enjoy eclectic interpretations of nature's beauty, outdoor landscapes and scenes by a diverse collection of painters from Minnesota, the Midwest and throughout the U.S.. Works in oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic, photography and other media help deepen your Arboretum experience and add interesting perspective to your visit.
The gallery features four to five exhibits per year touching on seasonal themes. From time to time, informal tours are offered of the current exhibit or artists talks and painting demonstrations in the Great Hall or in the gardensg artists are scheduled. Exhibits are open year-round during scheduled building hours and are free with Arboretum admission. Art in the Reedy Gallery are for sale through the Arboretum Gift Store, with a portion of the proceeds from each sale directly benefitting the Arboretum.
The Arboretum is pleased to collaborate with the Wilcock Gallery of Excelsior, Minn., in curating and organizing exhibits with artists. While the Reedy Gallery has featured nature-themed art since its opening in the Oswald Visitor Center in 2005, this collaboration provides greater exposure to a broader community of artists in seasonally-themed collections.
"Peonies in Gold" by Richard Kochenash
"Shrub Roses in Morning Light" by Richard Kochenash