Eleventh Street Arts presents Florilegium: An Art Show Celebrating Flora, March 22nd

Exhibition and Sale
March 22- April 25, 2019
Opening Reception: Friday, March 22, 6-9pm
Eleventh Street Arts
46-06 11th Street
Long Island City, NY 11101

Eleventh Street Arts presents Florilegium, an exhibition curated by Katie G. Whipple, featuring the work of Alyssa Benner (Six Floral), Sarah Bird, Katie Davis (Ponderosa & Thyme), Zoe Dufour, Lara Call Gastinger, Kathleen Speranza, David Troncoso, and Katie G. Whipple.

Florilegium will feature over 30 works of painting, illustration, and sculpture, as well as botanical installation and floral design. The works range from minuscule specimen illustrations to a six foot by twelve foot floral painting, and from traditional oil still lifes to living floral sculptures. Florilegium showcases each artist’s relationship with Nature, creating an immersive sensory experience. This is a show that is meant to be experienced in person, so visitors can explore the textures of life in Nature and in Art.

“In Latin the word florilegium literally translates to ‘a gathering of flowers.’ With this show, I gather together some of my favorite artists to tell the story of our reciprocal relationship with flora. Though we represent distinct voices across a variety of disciplines, a common thread remains: we work hand in hand with Nature to celebrate beauty. It is my hope that Florilegium will inspire visitors to look more carefully at the natural world, and will remind viewers that we are part of Nature, not outside it.” — Katie G. Whipple, curator

Eleventh Street Arts is an art gallery for contemporary drawings, paintings and sculptures. Adjacent to the collaborative artist studios of Grand Central Atelier, Eleventh Street Arts presents new work that invokes, challenges, and celebrates the classical tradition.

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