Botanical Art Exhibition by Wendy Brockman
(Minneapolis, December, 2002) The Bakken is pleased to present Look Closely, a botanical art exhibition by Wendy Brockman
.The exhibit runs from February 2, through April 30, 2003.
Look CloselyPortraits of native plants
The Twin Cities are home to a variety of native wildflowers, grasses and trees that are well adapted to the harsh local climate and are fascinating in their diversity of color and form.This diversity and visual appeal have provided the ideas and inspiration for Look Closely.The paintings in the collection reflect the subtle beauty of common native plant species.Often not the showiest plants, these natives nevertheless make their own special statements.
Working in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Wendy Brockman
has been producing botanical art since the late 1980s.She
has a strong connection with the Midwest and primarily paints native Minnesota plant species.Combining art and science, her
distinctive painting style and contemporary compositions reflect the beauty and complexity of nature.Wendy has exhibited her work in numerous group exhibitions in the United States and England where she was awarded a silver gilt medal from the Royal Horticultural Society.Her
work is included in private collections and in the permanent collection of The Hunt Institute for Botanical Documentation
.Wendy is an instructor at the Minnesota School of Botanical Art.
Admission: Exhibition is free with regular admission: $5 adults, $3 students $ seniors, free for children under 6 years old.Free admission for members.
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10 am - 5 pm.
Located: on the west shore of Lake Calhoun at 3537 Zenith Avenue South, at the intersection of West Calhoun Parkway and 36th Street in Minneapolis.