This summer, Woodson Art Museum galleries highlight a bountiful harvest. Throughout two exhibitions, visitors point out favorites and marvel at detailed, realistic depictions and figments of artistic imaginings, too. No matter how your garden grows, nourish your creativity with visits soon and often while botanical art remains on view through Sunday, August 28.
The Ginny Ruffner: Reforestation of the Imagination exhibition opens up a world of creative opportunity for students, leading to questions like “Can I combine a cantaloupe and a watermelon?” or “What about a strawberry and a cactus . . . a pineapple and zucchini?”
Mid-July marked the return of the Woodson Art Museum’s popular Summer Art Sessions for young artists ages five through eight and nine through twelve. Abundant Future’s cultivated plant subjects and artist Ginny Ruffner’s imagined botanical landscape served as inspiration for half-day sessions of art making in the Museum’s classroom studio and sculpture garden. The younger “Micro-Greens” worked in two-dimensions while older participants focused on three-dimensional projects.