Hidden Falls by Neil ShermanCurrently Showing

Winter Wonderland: Beauty Revealed
Jan. 7-March 31

Featuring the artwork of Andy Evansen http://www.evansenartstudio.com/, Tom Foty http://www.tomfotyart.com/, Charlotte Laxen http://www.charlottelaxen.com/, Kathryn Mussack http://mussackart.com/admin/Home.shtml and Neil Sherman http://www.neilshermanart.com (at left, "Hidden Falls"). Come be inspired by these talented artist's interpretations of the beauty that is all around us during this magical season and leave with new images and ideas about winter.

Meet the Artists 5.0
January 23, 1-4 p.m., free event (free January gate admission), MacMillan Auditorium

As an added feature to the Winter Wonderland exhibit, Meet the Artists will be a reception with a twist! There will be a short introduction, and then each of the artists will be stationed in a different location in the Auditorium. Visitors will be divided into groups and have 15 minutes to interact with the artists before being signaled by a bell to move to the next artist's location. During the interactions, the artist might share information about their inspirations and techniques or tell personal stories about their works. A short time for Q&A may also be included. After the interactions, there will be time for socializing and purchasing opportunities.

Immediate past exhibit:

Kairong Liu

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.  Meet the artist and painting demos scheduled each month of exhibit

  • 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.

Current Reedy Gallery Show

Reedy Gallery

Holiday Skaters at Peavey Plaza by Andy Evansen

Above: "Holiday Skaters at Peavey Plaza" by Minnesota artist Andy Evansen, one of five painters featured in "Winter Wonderland: Beauty Revealed" exhibit, opening Jan. 7-March 31.

Reedy Gallery offers eclectic interpretations of nature's beauty, outdoor landscapes and scenes by talented, award-winning artists with roots in Minnesota. Works in oil, pastel, watercolor, acrylic and other media add nature-inspired artistry to engage visitors in exploring the beauty and wonders of the outdoors at the Arboretum.

Typically, four to five fine art exhibits are presented each year, touching on seasonal themes and explorations. Informal tours are offered weekly by trained volunteer docents and staff. Often, artists talks and painting demonstrations are scheduled in the Great Hall or in the gardens to round out the exhibit. Reedy Gallery exhibits are open year-round during Visitor Center hours and are free with Arboretum admission. 

Art in the Reedy Gallery is for sale, with a portion of the proceeds from each sale directly benefitting the Arboretum as well as helping to support the local arts community.  Purchases can be made through the Arboretum Gift Store

The Arboretum is pleased to work with the local arts community in curating and organizing exhibits  Please contact arts curator, Wendy DePaolis at  depao008@umn.edu if you are interested in showing your work as part of a future exhibit.