When: July 5, August 5 & September 13
Location: The Downs at Santa Fe
Free and open to the public.
The City of Santa Fe Arts Commission Community Gallery announces Viva Flora!, Treasured Plants of New Mexico, an exhibit featuring artwork inspired by the plants of New Mexico. Presented in partnership with Santa Fe Botanical Garden, and in celebration of the grand opening of the new Santa Fe Botanical Garden at Museum Hill, Viva Flora! explores the vibrancy and beauty of New Mexico’s flora. The exhibit will include the artworks of over 35 local artists in a variety of media. In the spring of 2012, artists selected a single New Mexico plant from which to draw inspiration. The results of their creative endeavors will be on display in the Community Gallery from June 21 – August 23, 2013. The exhibit schedule will include educational programming including lectures and workshops in celebration of the exhibit and the work displayed. All work will be for sale and a portion of the proceeds will go directly to the Santa Fe Botanical Garden for their continued programming. The public is invited to an opening on Friday, June 21, from 5-7 p.m.
“Viva Flora! is a great opportunity for the Community Gallery to partner with a dynamic local organization while providing exposure for the fine work of participating artists,” says Rod Lambert, Community Gallery Manager. “As a function of our mission, the Community Gallery welcomes opportunities that engage the community in new and exciting ways. Working with Santa Fe Botanical Garden, this exhibit appeals to art lovers, plant lovers and the entire community. Viva Flora! has something for everyone.”