Art Gallery Openings and Exhibits

SPECIAL GUEST ONLINE ART EXHIBIT:

 

Kitty May

 

Kitty May, beloved by friends and family, was an accomplished watercolor artist who painted images from her own garden. She relished bright colors, and her naturalistic, cottage style garden was a testament to that. Her favorite day would be collecting flowers for an arrangement, which she would take to her studio to paint.  In her travels to Charleston and abroad, her paints and brushes were always with her. Her personality was as colorful as her paintings, as were the vibrant and diverse groups of friends she surrounded herself with at parties in her garden.

 

The Delaware Center for Horticulture is proud to be offering four of Kitty’s paintings for sale in our Virtual Art Gallery. Each one is priced at $1,000 and 50% of the proceeds will benefit DCH’s greening programs. Once DCH reopens, we will plan for a larger in-person show of more of Kitty’s works.

 

For questions or to purchase any of Kitty’s paintings, please contact Gordon Starr at gstarr@thedch.org.

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Honoring Trees

 

 

In this time of social distancing, DCH is a proud co-sponsor of Honoring Trees, a curated online art exhibit featuring the work of 14 leading contemporary artists: www.honoringthefuture.org/honoring-trees. The exhibition is now open online for long-term display. 

 

The exhibition invites us to reflect on the splendor of trees, the challenges climate change and human stresses pose to trees, and our opportunity to respond with creativity and courage. Curated by Lloyd E. Herman, founding director of the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery, and Fran Dubrowski, director of Honoring the Future, the exhibition is co-sponsored by arboretums and nonprofit organizations which help plant and care for trees and educate others about the importance of trees to our future.   

 

The exhibition includes a Resource Directory with brief descriptions of, and links to, cosponsor organizations for easy access to opportunities for engagement. Featured artists are: James Balog, Edward Burtynsky, Judy Chicago, Jiyoung Chung, Nancy Cohen, Xavier Cortada, Dudley Edmondson, Lee Goodwin, Peter Handler, Claire Kelly, Maya Lin, Sheila Ransom, Alexis Rockman, and Eric Serritella. 

Cosponsors are: The Arboretum at Flagstaff (AZ); The Arboretum, State Botanical Garden of Kentucky (KY); Audubon Naturalist Society (MD); Bartlett Arboretum & Gardens (CT); Chesapeake Bay Foundation (MD, PA, and VA); Delaware Center for Horticulture (DE); Edgerton Park Conservancy (CT); Keystone Ten Million Trees Partnership (PA); and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PA).  

 

Honoring the Future is a nonprofit dedicated to harnessing the power of art to educate, empower, and engage the public on climate change. It aims to spark conversation, inspire action, and empower individuals, communities and businesses to create a climate smart world.

 

Click here for more information.

 


 

DCH’s Art Gallery provides regional artists and photographers premium space to exhibit work with horticultural or environmental themes. Recently renovated, our Art Gallery space is located in the front section of our main building, providing exhibitors prominent visibility to visitors to DCH on a weekly basis for a variety of workshops, meetings, and local gatherings. We also participate in the Wilmington Art Commission’s first Friday Art Loop, so check our Schedule of Events for our evening open houses held in conjunction with Art Loop, usually held the first Friday of each month depending on holidays.

 

If you are interested in exhibiting, please contact Gordon Starr at (302) 658-6262.

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