|Angels That You Need, Zeet Peabody|
The month-long exhibition of art inspired by Nature is a glorious way to mark the significant
nexus of art and the natural world. From the pretty beauty of botanical art and illustration to the powerful paintings of storm fury to the edibles of Ecuador by Bek Millhouse, the glamour of the Manolo Valdes at NYBG rendered by photographer James Murray or the mysterious beauty of Kokedama garden art created by EunYoung, Silver Flower -- or fashion by Marissa Erickson Fashion or dreamy tree paintings by Jessica Wohlers -- and happy botanical art as soon by a Beatrix Potter Zeet Peabody, along with so many others including a Picasso-like Ed Fendley Profiles | Facebook, Leona Tenebruso-Shultes spectacular art, Michelle Lombard, and Mike Quon and his collages along with the powerful paintings of Dawn DiCicco .
And I adore the performance art of Chanel Sampson Plant Killer
|EunYoung & her popular Kokedama art|
|Fashion Art, Marissa Erickson|
|Photographic art3 - James Murray's photography & as seen in Manolo Valdes book of NYBG sculpture in the Garden|
|Jessie Wohlers putting the finishing touches on her Art in Nature submission|
|Frank: pre-show hanging art|
|Music set up time|
|Artist, Zeet Peabody, Fan, & his charming art|
|Artist, Kira Yustak|
|Photography artist, Rachel Watkinson|
As owner of AJ Dillon Gallery, Frank welcomed the guests and read the electeds letter of congratulations. I sincerely thanked Frank, Emily, my Mother, husband Bill, my extended family in attendance -- and especially the artists.
|Artist Barbra (Love the Flower!) & AH Councilman, Peter Doyle|
|Aimee & Michael Humphreys|
|James & Jen, artful musicians perform at Art in Nature reception|
A big thank you to everyone who helped make the event one for the record books. To the Dillon Gallery family, artist Michelle Lombard who - like a trooper -- volunteered to take the the Art in Nature postcards to Sickles Market so their bazillions of customers could learn about the exhibit. No stranger to all things natural, organic, artful, and community-oriented, Sickles is a go-to place for local food and garden plants. Tori Sickles was kind enough to allow us to bring over the cards. Jenny from First Avenue Florist allowed me to run in and whisk away a potted plant in time for the opening party. What can I say? It takes a village.