Naples Botanical Garden showcases Artists in Bloom starting on July 2nd

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NAPLES, FL – June 24, 2021 Artists in Bloom, a truly collaborative community exhibition, commences July 2 at Naples Botanical Garden, and runs through Sept. 6.

The works of art in this exhibition allow guests to see the beauty and splendor of the Garden as seen through the eyes of more than two dozen of our community’s local artists. Guests can expect to see a wide array of works, ranging from photography and mixed media to charcoal and oil on canvas.

Organized in partnership with the United Arts Council of Collier County, Artists in Bloom takes an intimate peek into the relationship between the artist and the Garden as its muse, featuring an exciting selection of works that reflect the essence and spirit of Naples Botanical Garden. It serves as a reminder of how art and nature are intrinsically linked, and gently prompts the viewer to experience the Garden in a new way.

The exhibition exemplifies one of the ways in which the Garden and United Arts Council have served as cornerstones, not only in the arts and cultural arena, but as members of our local community.

The show’s guest juror is Lauren Amalia Redding, a local artist who operates H&R Studio with her husband, sculptor Brett F. Harvey.

Artists in Bloom features 33 works by 28 artists, who include:

·     Sara Abalan

·     Alicia Allen

·     Gary Armstrong

·     William Boling

·     Linda Fay Braun

·     Emily Brockelsby

·     Susan Castle

·     Barbi Dalton

·     Gary Day

·     Jan Deswik

·     Lavina Dhingra

·     Tanya Trinkaus Glass

·     Tara Funk Grim

·     Alanna Jaron

·     Carol Klein

·     Nancy Iannitelli

·     Dianne Mayberry-Hatt

·     Adorable Monique

·     Susan Nardine Pratt

·     Dwight Oakley

·     Valerie J. Olson

·     Julie Pekrul

·     Gerry Roeder

·     Patrice Schelkun

·     Karen Kirk Shields

·     Martin Strasmore

·     Deborah Thomarios

·     Beth Thomas

This exhibition is on view in Kapnick Hall and is included with Garden admission. Visit naplesgarden.org for more details on discounted admission for residents of Collier, Lee, and Charlotte counties through September 30.

About Naples Botanical Garden

Naples Botanical Garden is a 170-acre, world-class garden paradise that features plants from around the world. The Garden provides arts, culture, youth and adult education, conservation, wellness, and volunteer programs that contribute to the quality of life in Southwest Florida onsite and online at naplesgarden.org. The Garden’s living collections are always growing and evolving, leaving our audiences with a deeper engagement with our curated gardens and Preserve.

Summer hours of operation are 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily. Regular admission is $20 for adults, $10 for children (4 – 14); Members and children 3 and under get in free. Residents of Collier, Lee, and Charlotte Counties enjoy discounted admission June 1 – September 30, 2021. Visit naplesgarden.org for details.

 

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