Opening Reception for Green Currency: Plants in the Economy is
Wednesday, April 20, 6–8 p.m., in the Ross Gallery
WHAT: The New York Botanical Garden and presenting partner, the American Society of Botanical Artists (ASBA) will host the opening reception for a new juried botanical art show Green Currency: Plants in the Economy on Wednesday, April 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. Green Currency is the first medal-awarding international exhibition of botanical art in the United States and is the first juried botanical art exhibition hosted by The New York Botanical Garden.
The Green Currency exhibition, accompanying catalog, and audio tour feature 43 works depicting plants used in medicine, food, clothing, and shelter. The exhibition will be on view in the Arthur and Janet Ross Gallery from Wednesday, April 20 through Sunday, July 31, 2011 and includes artwork by instructors and alumni of the Botanical Garden’s renowned Botanical Art Certificate program. For more information about the Garden’s Botanical Art program, please visit www.nybg.org/AdultEd
WHO: Renowned botanical art patron and author Shirley Sherwood, Chair of the Awards Jury, will be on hand for the presentation of the gold, silver, and bronze medals for excellence.
Many of the artists featured in Green Currency also will be on hand to discuss their work.
WHEN: Green Currency: Plants in the Economy Opening Reception:
Wednesday, April 20, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Green Currency: Plants in the Economy Exhibition:
On view Wednesday, April 20 through Sunday, July 31, 2011
WHERE: The New York Botanical Garden
Arthur and Janet Ross Gallery
Bronx River Parkway (Exit 7W) at Fordham Road
Bronx, New York