Art in the Gardens
Fine Art Series
Thursday, April 17 – Thursday, May 29
Public opening reception 5-7pm, Thursday, April 17
Fine Art Series: Deborah Kaspari “Drawing from the Tropics”
Crystal Bridge Lobby
Exhibit is FREE during regular Crystal Bridge hours
Debby Kaspari’s work is infused with the color and light of the tropics. Her paintings and mixed media works are built from sketchbook pages and journals filled during the artist’s travels to the rainforests of Panama and Peru. Kaspari draws animals and birds from life. Her plein air drawings are known for their confident draftsmanship. In her first solo show since Drawing the Motmot (2010, Sam Noble Oklahoma Museum of Natural History) Kaspari uses oils to paint a sun-drenched view of rainforest nature.
Sculpture Addition to the Children’s Garden
Thanks to a signature grant from the Fred Jones Family Foundation, the Myriad Botanical Gardens is delighted to announce that the commission of a charming “Prairie Dog” sculpture from renowned artist, Nancy Schȯȯn. Look for this latest public art addition to the Children’s Garden in early summer 2014!
Story Teller Chair
Thanks to a generous gift from Gail and Bill Beals, local Oklahoma artist Don Narcomy has created a one-of-a-kind kind mystical throne that will sure to bring delight to children and families for many years of storytelling and reading in the Children’s Garden.