Ginseng: The Treasured Root

September 9 – November 26, 2017

In celebration of the International Wisconsin Ginseng Festival, September 15-17, in Wausau, organized by the Wausau-Central Wisconsin Convention & Visitors Bureau, Woodson Art Museum curator Andy McGivern invited Midwest botanical artists, including Wisconsin’s Lynne Railsback and Minnesota’s Wendy Brockman, whose artwork also is featured in the 2017 Birds in Art exhibition, to create drawings and watercolors focused on ginseng.

Exhibition Highlights

Sandra Kessel, Forest ginseng, 2017, watercolor
Sandra Kessel, Wild Root, 2017, watercolor
Wendy Brockman, Cultivated Ginseng Root, 2017, watercolor on Cowley's veiny calfskin vellum
Lynne Railsback, Up-Rooted, 2017, watercolor

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