TIME: 10am-5pm Mon-Fri, 10am-3pm Sat
April’s showers are bringing May flowers to the walls of the Springfield Art Association. No matter what the weather for the next three weeks, spring is blooming in the SAA’s Gallery of Art. “Botanicals” is a juried exhibition that celebrates nature, color, and the joy of the new season. Thirty regional artists are sharing their observations and depictions of the lush botanical world. This exhibition will be on view in the Gallery of Art from April 26 to May 18, 2013. The public is invited for the opening reception on Saturday, April 27th from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.
The title “Botanicals” implies a more scientific approach; however, this show is not scientific illustration. These works celebrate the inspiration of the natural world with a large dose of joy and whimsy. The media in this exhibition include acrylic and oil on canvas; charcoal, pastel and watercolor on paper; photography, etching, mixed media, fused glass and blown glass. The artists are Rhonda Bontrager, Rosemary Buffington, Betsy Carlson, Janet Seitz Carlson, Shirley Clark, Lynn Cory, Colleen Ferratier, Catherine Flynn, Rich Ford, Amy Furgiuele, Daniel Gaumer, James Hubbard, Rosemarie Hutchcraft, Martha Kichinko, Robert Leffler, Gwen Lewis, Sue Long, Tracey Maras, Ruthann Mazrim, Lynda McClanahan, Debbie Megginson, Sheri Ramsey, Michelle Smith, Jan Sorenson, Priscilla Steele, Barbara H. Stevens, Mary Corrigan Stjern, Mary Ellen Strack, Ellie Unterbrink, and Kate Workman-Becker.
The Springfield Art Association’s Gallery of Art is open Monday through Friday 10 am to 5 pm and Saturday 10 am to 3 pm. Admission is free. For additional information contact Betsy Dollar, Executive Director, at 217-523-2631 or by email: email@example.com.