Join artists from the Minnesota School of Botanical Art and staff from the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board 6-8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 23, to celebrate the inaugural opening of the Eloise Butler Wildflower Garden Florilegium exhibition.
The opening will be held at the Longfellow House, 4800 South Minnehaha Park Drive located in Minnehaha Falls Regional Park. According to its website, "the Longfellow House is a one-stop shop for information about historical and current Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board features."
About the Exhibition
According to exhibition's website, "the florilegium is a collection of artworks depicting plants that provides a visual historical record of flora found in a specific location. Beginning in the fall of 2010, current and former students and teachers at the School were invited to create original paintings of plants in the Garden. The paintings are traditional botanical artwork, painted in watercolor on archival paper, and presenting a scientifically accurate image of the plant."
The word "florilegium" comes from the Latin flos (flower) and legere (to gather) so literally translates to a "gathering of flowers."
(Some information provided by a Minneapolis Park & Recreation Board press release.)