Inspired by Nature: Botanical art for all ages

an exhibition at Repair the World in East Liberty

November 14, 2016 - January 7, 2017

 “Inspired by Nature: Botanical Art for All Ages,” celebrated the beauty and wonder of plants through the work of both children and professional artists. In Repair’s front gallery, children’s artworks featured botanical collages, painted banners, and a planting guide coloring book available for sale. The artworks were created through LUNA (Learning Urban Nature through Art), an after-school program based at the Kingsley Association.
 

Repair’s center gallery featured Giclée prints by 14 local botanical artists. The original artworks were produced through Phipps’ annual "Flora Project" as part of their Botanical Art and Illustration program in collaboration with the Allegheny Highlands Botanical Art Society. The theme of the 2015 project was Native Trees of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Each tree “portrait” was rendered in intricate detail, highlighting the leaves, flowers, fruit and other plant parts that flourish throughout the year. The works were also exhibited for the Re:NEW Festival to foster an appreciation of Pittsburgh’s trees, which cover 42% of the city and remove over 500 tons of air pollution annually. Learn more here.

These complementary exhibits, produced by adults (largely seniors) and children, demonstrate the power of nature and art to inspire us throughout our lives.

Sycamore, 18" x 22"

Trudy Rehbock

Exhibition events:

Reception (for adults): “Cocktails with a Conscience,” Friday 12/2, 6-8pm

Family Holiday Open House:
Sunday 12/11, 2-5pm
holiday craft activities and treats

Redbud & Birds, 30" x 60"

painted banner by LUNA students