October 15 - August 15, 2022
From Houston Botanic Garden and Lawndale Art Center:
“In celebration of its one-year anniversary, Houston Botanic Garden will present its first outdoor art exhibition, “Art in the Garden: Celebrating BioDiversity!” Produced and curated in collaboration with Lawndale Art and Performance Center, the exhibition will feature site-specific installations by local artists who explore themes of biodiversity, community, and relationship.
“Art in the Garden: Celebrating BioDiversity!” will open to the public on Friday, Oct. 1, 2021, and remain on view in the Garden – located at One Botanic Lane, Houston, 77017 – through summer 2022. The exhibition is included in the cost of general admission to the Garden, which is $15/adult and $10/child/student Friday-Sunday, or $12.50/adult and $8/child/student on Discount Days (Monday-Thursday). The Garden is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Building on Houston’s vibrant local arts scene, “Art in the Garden: Celebrating Biodiversity!” will engage visitors with contemporary artwork that encourages a deeper connection between our community and the natural environment, while illuminating the extraordinary diversity of the living world. By presenting artworks outside of the traditional gallery setting and in the context of the Garden, “Art in the Garden: Celebrating Biodiversity!” aligns with the Garden’s mission to enrich life through discovery, education, and the conservation of the natural environment. At the same time, the exhibition will advance Lawndale’s mission of supporting Houston artists and the role their art plays in inspiring and informing the world around us.
Participating artists and their pieces – selected by the Houston Botanic Art Task Force through an open call for exhibition proposals and by invitation – include:
- Lina Dib, “The Weather Station”
- Liss LaFleur, “Mother”
- Virginia Lee Montgomery, “Butterfly Birth Bed” and “Honey Moon”
- Gerardo Rosales, “Tree of Life”
- Jen Rose, “Texas Bee Oasis II”
- Joyce Matula Welch, “Fiery-necked Nightjars”
For more information on the artists and their pieces, please see the exhibition fact sheet.
The Garden’s education department will enhance “Art in the Garden: Celebrating BioDiversity!” with a variety of educational programs inspired by art and nature. Programs will offer a range of experiences — including artist talks, hands-on workshops, guided twilight walks, and a children’s discovery trail – for visitors of all ages and abilities.
ABOUT HOUSTON BOTANIC GARDEN
Formed in 2002, Houston Botanic Garden is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to enrich lives through discovery, education, and the conservation of plants and the natural environment.
The Garden broke ground in 2019 on a 132-acre site located a short distance from downtown Houston. The first of several planned phases over the next 30 years opened in fall 2020 as a major addition to Houston’s cultural landscape and growing list of greenspaces. The Garden provides a place for visitors to learn about plants, conservation, and nature; connects Houstonians across different cultures and ethnicities; and closes an existing gap in the world-class city’s collection of amenities for residents and tourists. For more information, visit www.hbg.org.
Lawndale is a multidisciplinary contemporary art center that engages Houston communities with exhibitions and programs that explore the aesthetic, critical, and social issues of our time.
Lawndale believes in the role of art and artists to inspire and inform the world around us. By serving as an intimate gathering place to experience art and ideas, Lawndale seeks to foster connections between communities in Houston and beyond. Lawndale presents a diverse range of artistic practices and perspectives through exhibitions and programs, including lectures, symposia, film screenings, readings, and musical performances.
Through exhibition opportunities, the Artist Studio Program, institutional collaborations, and the engagement of an advisory board comprised of artists, curators, and scholars, Lawndale seeks within its mission to support all artistic and cultural communities of Houston.
Lawndale is located within the Houston Museum District at 4912 Main Street. For more information, please visit www.lawndaleartcenter.org.”
On View: October 15, 2021 | 1–5 pm
One Botanic Lane, Houston, 77017
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